Operations & Management

It can be difficult for the owners of treatment systems to control operational costs, manage complex regulatory requirements, and find qualified staff. This means they are often caught spending time and energy chasing these problems rather than focusing on their core mission. We have solved staffing, compliance, and operational challenges through full contract operations at more than 50 municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment plants, public works departments, and private groundwater treatment systems across the country. We take the worry out of operating these critical assets so our clients can get back to doing what they do best.

Improving performance and providing cost certainty

Over time, treatment system infrastructure deteriorates and regulatory requirements change, leaving operators with a gap that can be very hard to bridge. Our approach to contract operations begins with a full assessment of the existing system to identify and prioritize improvements. We then create a plan to update standard procedures, implement short-term fixes and upgrades, and plan for the future, all while providing our clients with a predictable budget and taking responsibility for living within our means. 

Taking the worry out of staffing

One of the major challenges in the water and wastewater professions is finding and keeping qualified staff. Operations professionals are aging, the technology skills needed are changing, and not enough young people are entering the profession. When we take on contract operations of a facility we implement our comprehensive safety program, help existing staff earn certification, provide clear career paths, and support them with a culture that rewards continuous improvement. We also draw on the experience of hundreds of certified operators across the country, backed by the knowledge and skills of hundreds more engineers, scientists, and regulatory experts, to quickly tackle the most challenging operational issues and keep treatment plants running efficiently and in full compliance.


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