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Sarah M. Haggard, CPESC, QSD, QSP


Storm Water Compliance Specialist

Sarah M. Haggard is a Storm Water Compliance Specialist and President of Deluge Consulting. In her role as President, Sarah manages all day-to-day operations at Deluge. As a Storm Water Compliance Specialist, she oversees all aspects of NPDES compliance for the California NPDES permit for general construction activities.


Sarah is a Qualified SWPPP Developer and Practitioner for the State of California and holds a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control certification. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and is Master of Science candidate in Petroleum Geology at California State University, Bakersfield.


Sarah has nearly a decade’s worth of experience in NPDES compliance and has worked on various types of projects including those in the renewable-energy, residential, commercial, and petroleum sectors.


Sarah assists project owners, developers, and engineers in obtaining permits and ensuring compliance with state and local NDPES regulations. As a member of the Management Team at Deluge Consulting, Sarah oversees a wide range of services, from SWPPP Audits, to full document management and monitoring.


Sarah was featured in the Member Spotlight section of the June 2014 print issue of Erosion Control magazine. She was interviewed for the article titled, Sediment Control, in the January/February 2015 print issue of Soil Erosion and Hydroseeding and the article Women in Soil Erosion in the May/June 2014 issue of Soil Erosion and Hydroseeding.


Sarah can be reached by email at



• QSD, No. 01246


• CPESC, No. 3416



• Bachelor of Science, Earth Science –Minor in Soil Science and
Anthropology-Geography (2005)

• Candidate, Master of Science in Geology


Professional Affiliations:

• International Erosion Control Association

• Geological Society of America

• American Association of Petroleum Geologists