Groundwater is a vital resource that 50% of the United States relies upon as a source of drinking water; It is essential that we do not have contaminants in our water.
Beneath the Earth’s surface, plumes of pollution that permeate through sedimentation and substrates of the Earth can sometimes find their way to overlap our groundwater sources. The origin of pollution is often a result of improper disposal of wastes. This waste often includes, septic tank effluent, industrial and household chemicals, fertilizer, pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons and more. When contaminated groundwater is removed from the ground it must be cleaned up/treated before it can be released back into the environment.
Many construction sites require significant excavations for infrastructure (water, gas, electric & sewer), or underground support systems for the structure, which presents a need for the removal of groundwater in designated work areas. If clean/treated water will ultimately be discharged to storm drains, local sewer (POTW), or in some cases – land based discharge which will eventually enter somewhere into the ecosystem.
Some ground water may have Total Suspended Solids (TSS) to be removed/controlled, or may contain contaminates, such as; Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), Semi-Volatile Compounds (SVOC’s), or other constituents, manmade, or natural. It is important to design and include a Ground Water Treatment System (GWTS) to address any contaminates that may be encountered during the life of the project.
Active Treatment Systems, Inc. (ATS) is an environmental solutions provider that offers complete turnkey Groundwater Treatment Systems (GWTS) to support construction activities on construction sites, using proven and efficient technologies to solve difficult water quality discharge requirements and keep your project in compliance and on schedule. Such systems may require sand filtration bag filters and specialty medias such as granulated activated carbon (GAC) and organoclay. Frequently, polymers are used to precipitate volatiles. Each groundwater situation requires evaluation and the use of appropriate technologies.
For further information or evaluation, call (916) 652-9745