EARTH WIND WATER is a full-service civil engineering firm offering a complete range of engineering solutions for grading, drainage and utility systems for small and large developments in the San Diego region.  All projects today require an understanding of new and evolving environmental requirements.  We go the extra mile to make sure that your projects avoid as many regulatory hurdles as is possible.  Then we proceed in a smooth and efficient manner to deliver to you an optimized and economical solution.  Help with these terms?


  • Water Quality Analysis-Design, (San Diego & Colorado Springs)
    including SWPPPs, WPCP, WQTR, SWMPS, and all related alphabetic flavors are prepared,
  • Drainage Design Services, (San Diego & Colorado Springs)
    for all manner of projects including compliance with all of the new water quality considerations,
  • Grading Design, (San Diego)
    for single-family homes and large complex developments using advanced 3D computer solutions,
  • Utility Design, (San Diego)
    for water, sewer and storm drainage piping systems to serve any project,
  • Street and Roadway Design, (San Diego)
    whether large of small traffic volumes are done with our in-house systems,
  • Floodplain Engineering Services, (San Diego & Colorado Springs)
    performing analysis and filing reports with FEMA.

Rapid Project Previews

For decades as we have worked with Architects, Developers and Engineers, they have asked for a "quick and dirty" idea of what their planned project would look like on this or that piece of property. After privately rolling our eyes, we would begin the process of...

Integration of “Zoom” for Virtual Meetings

It is unfortunate that it took an emergency like the Covid-19 pandemic to bring about this change, but because of it Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering is announcing that effective immediately, we have fully integrated the ZOOM remote meeting conferencing system...

Our COVID-19 Response

We are in the middle of an epidemic that is unprecedented.  Our hearts go out to all who are affected by the disease, the work stoppages, and the generally high level of stress it is causing around the country.  In response to the government's request for isolation,...

Our SLIP Design Process

We are often asked by design-teams "what's different about designing for low environmental impact projects"?  The answer is that we "SLIP" a couple of things into the normal process. SLIP refers to a "Sensitive Low Impact Project".  Low-Impact development is simply...

36 Acre Truck Parking Facility is Designed

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering has completed the design of a large light industrial park near San Diego's Brown Field, cargo airport.  Similar to many of our previous projects in this area (called Otay Mesa) the transportation facility will meet a need created by...

Site Development Visualization

We are often asked ... Why do you offer a service to do "visualizations" of engineering projects? It's a fair question.  And the answer is not based on high-technology or anything like that.  It is because all decision-makers who approve civil engineering projects (no...

Earth Wind Water Completes Urban Infill Project

Even though we have completed almost 100 water quality projects in San Diego, it is still satisfying to reach approval on the design of another one.  Our most recent project, a 14 unit apartment "in-fill-project" located in eastern San Diego.  The project was designed...

ASFPM Issues Flooding Resilience Paper

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering frequently performs floodplain civil engineering work.  Our founder, Dan Biggs is a Certified Floodplain Manager (a national certification) so we closely follow changes to regulations and policies of urban flooding. Recently the...

26 Acre Truck Transport Facility

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering has been selected to design the grading and improvements for a 26-acre trucking facility in Otay Mesa, CA.  The facility known as a Truck Transport Facility is used to transfer freight trailers from Mexican trucking companies to US...

New office in Colorado Springs

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering (EWW)  announced the opening of an office in Colorado Springs today.  The office will be in a new office building north of the downtown area.  The plans are to offer a menu of services to support local civil engineers and architect...