Water Supply & Treatment
Developing new water supplies is critical to the long-term viability of growing communities. There are many approaches to maximizing supply yield and reliability as well as to developing and treating new supply sources. We are working with utilities to plan and design raw water storage reservoirs to take advantage of fresh water supplies when demand peaks. Alternatively, when supplies are low or water rights are too expensive and difficult to obtain, our experts can help utilities explore challenged water supplies like brackish groundwater, seawater or sources high in nitrates, arsenic or other contaminants. Advances in treatment technology and the affordability of these methods are making this all possible. We are on the frontline of research, evaluating and applying new tools to ensure an abundant and safe water supply for every community.
We design new or upgraded drinking water treatment facilities throughout the U.S., using conventional and enhanced conventional treatment, filtration systems including membranes, reverse osmosis, microfiltration and ultrafiltration, as well as ozone and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems. Our professionals believe in forming a partnership when designing water treatment facilities. Our interest is to become a part of our clients' staff and take true "ownership" of the project. We will not just provide typical engineering planning and design services, but also approach the project as if we will have to construct and operate the facilities ourselves. Our unique perspective of water treatment facility operations is based on our many years of working closely with our clients' operational staff. Based on the knowledge and experiences that our clients have shared, we continually scrutinize our designs from the perspective of long-term ownership and operational flexibility.