Clean, safe drinking water for healthy communities
Increasing demand, changes in the quantity and quality of water supply, and evolving regulatory requirements push utilities to expand their systems. We constantly work with clients to find and develop new water supply, build new treatment and distribution capacity, and improve operations without unnecessary expense. Our long history of designing and operating efficient treatment facilities and distribution systems allows us to get to the heart of the issue quickly and arrive at an appropriate solution for each client. Our balanced approach, blending creativity and discipline, has allowed us to help clients plan and implement major capital improvement programs without raising rates.
Supervisory controls and data acquisition (SCADA) systems can offer dramatic increases in efficiency and control, but require customization to meet the unique requirements of an individual facility and utility. Our in-house controls engineers routinely help clients design, implement, and maintain SCADA systems from scratch or building on existing systems. We analyze each facility and create a system that achieves the operational efficiency goals laid out by our clients.
Most utilities have a mix of old and new assets in their systems. Regardless of where assets are in their lifecycle, effective asset management practices lead to better service, longer life, and lower long-term capital costs. However, implementing sound asset management practices can be daunting. It requires careful planning with a holistic view of resources, including water, staff, financial, and technological, to be effective. By considering those key factors, we work to understand how a utility operates and identify best management practices to help our client achieve and continuously improve their asset management goals.
The University of New Hampshire’s new 26,000-square-foot water treatment plant provides increased capacity, improved treatment capability, and full redundancy of unit process trains to better and more reliably serve our campus and the Town of Durham, New Hampshire. We are thoroughly pleased with the work provided by Woodard & Curran and their construction partner. The resulting plant with student laboratory and administrative spaces separate from the treatment process is an architectural showpiece. The facility will provide significantly improved operational efficiency and reliability for many years to come.
Switching Supply from Surface Water to Groundwater