Firm Background

Hydroconsult Engineers, Inc. (HCE) HCE is a San Francisco-based, woman-owned, civil engineering firm that specializes in water resources planning and design and water quality engineering. HCE has been providing expert services in the planning, analysis and conceptual design of water and wastewater conveyance, stormwater, sewage and combined flow, pumping, storage, and treatment facilities since 1975. 

HCE assists clients with permitting, regulatory compliance and environmental review and has operated a hydraulics lab where physical models of complex hydraulic structures, reservoirs and large pump stations are built and tested; and is highly skilled in the development of custom hydraulic and hydrologic computer models tailored for individual systems.  

HCE is certified by the City and County of San Francisco, Human Rights Commission as a Woman-Owned, Local Business Enterprise (WBE/LBE) in the categories: Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Impact Reports and Environmental Advisory Services (Vendor # 51733, Certification #CMD101913755). HCE is certified by the State of California, Department of Transportation, California Unified Certification Program as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Work Category C8720, Civil Engineering.




45 Polk Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102


(415) 252-9750

Areas of Expertise

Hydroconsult is involved in a variety of projects including water resources development, flood protection, water pollution control, water treatment, regulatory compliance management. A selection of HCE’s capabilities and capacities is outlined below:

Hydraulics & Hydrology

  • Hydraulic and operational analyses of water and wastewater facilities

  • Development of computer models to simulate the operation of complex hydraulic systems

  • Hydrologic studies of stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflow

  • Design of lagoons to capture and dispose of storm runoff

  • Rain gauge network design for real time monitoring of rainfall

  • Detailed analysis and investigation of hydrological and climatological data

  • Physical scale modeling to simulate the operation of complex hydraulic systems

  • Operational studies for combined sewer overflow reduction (collection, storage, pumping, treatment and disposal)


  • Stormwater network computer modeling

  • Stormwater Best Management Practice identification, review and selection

  • Low impact design for stormwater mitigation and minimization

  • Flood protection and surface water management studies and mitigation measure design and implementation

  • Stormwater permitting, QSD/QSP verification

  • Hydrograph modification via implementation of stormwater best management practices and low impact design

  • Hydraulic capacity sizing for stormwater sewer networks

Planning/Regulatory/Environmental Review

  • Operational, strategic, and capital planning for large water and wastewater programs

  • Provide technical support in water rights and flood litigation studies

  • Environmental Impact Review/Analysis and CEQA Compliance

  • Asset Management, condition assessment and consequence of failure analysis

  • Provide technical support in the negotiation of NPDES permits

  • Water supply analyses; demand projections and water conservation potential


We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke


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