In our Operations & Management (O&M) business, our ultimate goal is to ensure critical water infrastructure systems are running efficiently and sustainably. Assessments and program development are part of our standard practice with each client. Furthermore, technology and systems updates have allowed us to collect comprehensive data on the quantity of water impacted by our contract-operated facilities. While there are many metrics and components that encompass a sustainable water treatment or recovery facility, the end result – the amount of safe and clean water – is our ultimate impact. In 2021, more than 9 billion gallons of water was distributed, 31 billion gallons of wastewater was reclaimed, over 12 billion gallons of wastewater was recycled, and 700 million gallons of groundwater was remediated at more than 50 municipal and industrial locations operated by Woodard & Curran. Our teams make sure these facilities are doing what they are intended to do: protect and manage our water resources, improve our environment, and deliver clean drinking water to our communities.
Our O&M teams have always looked for efficiencies and reduced impacts when taking on new clients, starting with chemical use, sludge production, technology, and energy use. Over the next year, as part of our company’s forward-looking strategy to expand our sustainability solutions and commitments, we’ll be reevaluating our strategies and goals. This will include reaffirming the components and efforts that align with sustainable operations and management of drinking water, water resource recovery and groundwater remediation facilities.