About Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC

Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC is a civil engineering design firm founded in 2002, specializing in drainage design, comprehensive storm water management planning, flood control, hydraulic analysis, conveyance design and integrated site design.

Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC provides storm water related engineering for new development, redevelopment, municipal storm sewer system design and analysis. As a Wisconsin DOT and MMSD certified DBE firm, Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC meets the DBE requirements at 100%. Our clients consist of state government agencies, local municipalities, developers, and landowners. Our small staff size allows for very personal attention to detail through a team-oriented format.

As leaders in the field of storm water engineering, our staff uses innovative techniques in meeting and exceeding the state and local storm water regulations. Using cost-effective approaches, we design low-maintenance systems that meet your needs and protect our streams.

Why Choose Stormwater Solutions Engineering
Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC is a specialty firm, tailoring our skills to your stormwater and drainage design needs. At larger firms, stormwater management is just another department. At SSE, it's our main focus, and we take pride in that!

Who We Are
Staff Experience
From years of experience at local municipalities, the team at Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC knows what it means to “own” a project. Our experience in public relations with the residents of the community provides us with an understanding of the citizens’ concerns and the long-term maintenance that the public works staff deals with on a day-to-day basis.

Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC was established in 2002 by our Principal whose goal was to bring her skills and expertis in storm water engineering to local communities, developers, transportation and watercourse agencies. She had a vision of using traditional drainage design to convey water and reduce flooding, complimented by techniques to create better water quality by the time it reaches the receiving stream, river or lake. She desired to bring her background as one of the first Stormwater Engineers at the City of Milwaukee working on the WPDES Stormwater Permit, and the first Stormwater Engineer at the City of Brookfield designing solutions to poorly drained systems, to other small communities, developments, watercourses and transportation agencies.

Our People
Carrie Bristoll-Groll, P.E., CFM – Principal Civil Engineer

Carrie is the Principal Civil Engineer of Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC (SSE). The company’s vision statement is the same as her own: “Providing stewardship of our lakes and streams through quality engineering and environmentally sound design”. Since 1994, Carrie has been working in the field of storm water engineering, starting out as a Civil/Stormwater Engineer at the Cities of Milwaukee and Brookfield prior to founding SSE. Some of the exciting projects at SSE include designing solutions for the WisDOT, MMSD, Milwaukee County, Cities of Hartford and Brookfield, in addition to numerous private clients.

In her spare time, Carrie serves as an Advisory Board member for the UW-Sea Grant, is a technical mentor for Engineer’s Without Borders and is the Chair for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Small Firm Committee. Carrie organizes the Women of Water (WoW) in the Milwaukee area, a group of 115 women in various water industries who gather to perform service projects and just have fun! She also enjoys running, motorcycling, kayaking, cooking and hunting.

Karen Springob, PE, Senior Project Engineer

As a Civil Engineer both in consulting services and municipal government, Karen has a wide variety of experience in stormwater, sanitary sewer, watermain and roadway design. Her experience in municipal government has given her the perspective of the neighborhoods and residents “next door” to the project, keeping ever mindful of the impacts we make on our surrounding environment.

Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, and also enjoys running, classroom volunteering and directing children’s activities. Karen is a member of the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater and Coastal Managers (WAFSCM) and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE).

Adrienne Cizek, PhD, Project Engineer

Adrienne recently earned her PhD studying Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance (RSC) engineering design and performance at North Carolina State University, working along-side the NC state extension, state and local water quality regulators, and engineering design firms. Adrienne’s history involves designing innovative and integrated approaches to wastewater, graywater, stormwater, and rain water collection, treatment, and reuse including managing the installation of systems, permitting and outreach to communities through workshops and training.

Adrienne’s past times including spending time with her husband and two young daughters, with a third expected in March 2015! Adrienne is a member of WAFSCM and WiSE (mentioned above).

Alyssa Schmitt, Project Engineer

Alyssa has a knack for focusing attention to detail while still seeing the big picture goals. While with SSE Alyssa has performed hydrologic analysis and green infrastructure design, and assisted on large scale storm sewer and conveyance projects. Prior to work with SSE, Alyssa performed sanitary sewer studies to provide new municipal sewer systems in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Alyssa assists Carrie with the Engineers Without Borders team mentoring, is a member of WAFSCM and WiSE and WoW (mentioned above). When not at the office, Alyssa enjoys water skiing, boating, golfing and spending time with friends and family.

Harlan Groll – CADD/Engineering Techniciann

Harlan has been working with Stormwater Solutions Engineering, LLC since 2006. Since 2008, Harlan has been providing SSE with Microstation, AutoCAD and Civil 3-D drafting. Harlan excels in working with multiple engineers, prioritizing tasks, and bringing his own personality to the planset. As part of the design process at SSE, Harlan has also built raingardens, French drains, rock lined trenches, and painted rain barrels as demonstration projects. Harlan is a Certified Survey Technician I and performs minor site surveys.

Harlan is also a musician and on the weekends can be found with his band at venues around the Milwaukee area!

Bill Bristoll, P.G., LEED AP – IT/Environmental Design

Bill has over has twenty years of experience in managing people, projects, data and data systems. As a Professional Geologist, he has been involved in years of soil and water remediation projects and other geological, hydrogeological and geophysical investigations. Bill is LEED AP certificated and performs sustainability reviews of projects. Bill enjoys being “green” in his daily life and takes his interest sustainability one step further by pursuing photovoltaic energy systems.

Bill enjoys traveling the world, camping, hiking, biking and spending time with family.

Anthony W. Groll – Business Manager

Tony brings twenty years of management skills to the engineering business management role. He manages the accounting and financial aspects of the company, and also assists in quality reviews and minor drafting.

When Tony’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, kayaking, running, hunting, motorcycling and motorcycle maintenance.

Providing stewardship of our lakes and streams through quality engineering and environmentally sound design.

Who We Are
And What We Do

Stormwater Solutions Engineering specializes in managing the treatment, storage and safe passage of rainwater within our communities. Check out the video to learn more!