A fluid approach to water treatment.

Wastewater treatment runs the gamut from relatively straightforward to highly complex—and rarely are two water problems the same. Our team combines scientific and cross-disciplinary field expertise with a varied tech stack to work with customers to achieve their water treatment goals.

Because we’re not tethered to one particular technology we have the flexibility to work within your current system, assemble a state-of-the-art stack based on your unique requirements, and adapt and respond treatment to fluctuating conditions.

Water Treatment Services

  • Wastewater and septic tank treatment
  • Landfill leachate
  • Suspended solids removal from construction and development sites
  • Contaminated dredge water, including saltwater
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural
  • Potable
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On location treatment partnerships for landfills.

Safe and effective treatment of leachate is a growing problem for landfill operators as volumes increase annually, alongside increasingly stringent regulations. Fluctuating climate conditions affect the reliability of solutions such as membrane bioreactors (MBR), leaving operators faced with alternatives that are unsustainable or cost prohibitive.

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Invested in the outcome.

We collaborate with landfill operators under long-term partnerships. This model enables us to support landfills over the lifetime of the facility, easily handling the variable elements of leachate that occur over time. 

Depending on the situation at a given site, our team can design a solution to maximize the efficiency of your current system by adding or augmenting treatment components, or we can configure a plant on site and redirect feedstock into our system. 

Our treatment process

Our standard plant design:

  • Can process 100,000 gallons per day, can be scaled to suit
  • Configured with 200,000 gallon buffer tanks to store overflow in the case of large water or storm event
  • Typical combinations include modular and scalable non-biological equipment processes, built to suit or implemented to augment your current solution to maximize operational efficiency
  • In-line and on-site monitoring of feedstock water for better chemistry management to get the most out of every stage
  • Zero-liquid discharge system uses filtration and advanced oxidation to remove the constituents, including ammonia, cost-effectively
  • Effluent can be discharged to the local publicly owned treatment works (POTW) or to the environment depending on site specific conditions and treatment targets

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Low-touch, effective water treatment for construction and development sites.

High turbidity water accumulation from seasonal rainfall or existing groundwater can slow your project down. If the water is contaminated with heavy metals or hydrocarbons, safe removal and discharge becomes even more complicated. Our treatment systems are self-dosing, portable and modular. System components can be added or removed to meet the fluctuating water conditions on your site. 


Solids removal:

  • Removes solids from your water for safe discharge to storm, sewer or re-use on site
  • Uses a passive dosing process for reagents 
    • Self-dosing based on the incoming feed water characteristics
    • Taylor the reagent selection to the specific application 
    • No pumps or power required for dosing 
  • Solids settle in the tank, and clean water flows out of the bin
  • Hands-off, worry-free operations
  • Cost effective, reliable solution for construction and remote camps
  • Pump the water to our bin, it can gravity flow down to the sewer or use the integrated discharge pump to discharge the water further or to higher elevations
  • Additional treatment steps can be added as needed to remove metals or hydrocarbons prior to discharge

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Pacific Northwest Landfill Site

Research Consultation, 2018 

The problem: This landfill had an existing water treatment plant (WTP) in place that wasn't properly designed to manage the ammonia contained in the leachate and was undersized; the WTP was also located several miles away from the landfill, so the leachate had to be trucked. They generated on average 80,000 gallons of leachate per day, with maximums at around 100,000 gpd.

Solution: Design a water treatment plant on-site capable of treating the entire leachate through filtration, dewatering, and advanced oxidation.

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Northeastern US Landfill

Research Consultation, 2019

The problem: This landfill is generating ~200,000 gpd of leachate per day, with a variance of +/- 100k gpd. Currently, ~100k gpd is treated using reverse osmosis (RO). This generates ~66k gpd of clean water, with another ~34k gpd of concentrated waste. The waste is sent to an evaporator and the resulting solids are returned to the landfill site. Challenges include high costs associated with RO, difficulty meeting emissions targets with the evaporator, as well as odor. Remaining leachate is transported off-site for disposal.

Solution: Non-biological pretreatment to remove ~60% of the solids in the water, reducing the demand on the RO and increasing its performance. This improvement in incoming feedstock quality also offers the added benefit of a reduction of odor and NOx/SOx emissions during the evaporator stage. Upgrades to the RO system were recommended to generate additional clean water. A final step of ammonia treatment renders the salvaged water safe for discharge to sewer. 

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Westshore Southern Vancouver Island Development Site

Water Treatment, 2019

The problem: A large development is under construction at an excavated site. Water collects in the work site which stalls progress until dewatering can be completed. The client wanted to discharge water into the storm drain that feeds into local streams which are a salmon habitat. Due to the high sediment levels in the water, this client required a treatment process to reduce TSS loading because of detrimental harm to aquatic life. 

Solution: We designed and installed a physicochemical treatment to remove solids and produce clean effluent safe to discharge. Weekly site visits and regular testing from our team ensure the system is performant. 

Coagulation, flocculation, settling tanks, sand filtration to capture remaining solids, and clean water can be discharged directly down the storm drain. 

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