Tim Ormond, P.E.

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Tim Ormond, P.E. has over twenty-five years of water resources planning and engineering experience.  He is recognized for his expertise in watershed hydrology, stormwater management, green infrastructure and innovative research.  While working for a global consulting firm for fourteen years, Tim led water resources and environmental projects throughout the United States, including innovative stormwater pilot projects in the mountainous Lake Tahoe watershed, which has some of the most stringent water quality protection standards in the nation.

Tim’s extensive experience in innovative stormwater management in Western North Carolina includes the steep slope bioretention pilot project, funded by the Clean Water Management Trust Fund Innovative Stormwater Grant program, the stormwater mycelium filter pilot project, as well the Bailey Mundy Stormwater Demonstration Park at the Mars Hill Town Hall, which received the Land of Sky Friends of the River Award in 2014.  

Tim holds a B.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1991) and an M.S. degree in civil and water resources engineering from Texas A&M University (1993).  He has completed extensive coursework in sustainable approaches to stormwater management, rainwater harvesting and ecological design.  Tim is an avid student of ecological design systems and has studied permaculture design for many years.  He earned his permaculture design certificate (PDC) in 2013. 

A registered professional engineer since 1997, Tim has published and presented numerous technical papers at regional and national professional conferences. He is a member of the American Ecological Engineering Society, the Rainwater Harvesting Technical Committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies.

In 2009, Tim founded HydroCycle Engineering as a consulting firm which specializes in sustainable and regenerative design to protect and enhance the natural environment.  He has volunteered with the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council since 2013, focusing on the vital interconnections between water, resilient local food systems and community health. And in 2018, he joined with his friends and colleagues Marshall Taylor and Tom Bailey to start Blue Earth Planning, Engineering & Design, PC in order to have a greater positive impact on the world around us.