Limited supply of high quality drinking water sources has increased the need for desalination. The challenge is overcoming the salt accumulation in many groundwater basins due to importing salty surface water, historical irrigation and fertilizer application practices, overdrawn aquifers, and the presence of naturally occurring minerals.
Managing Drinking Water Supply
Our engineers provide planning and design services of desalination systems using reverse osmosis and distillation treatment alternatives for brackish groundwater, surface water, seawater, and produced water. Advances continue at a rapid pace, making these once-expensive treatment alternatives more economically feasible.
We have experience working on ocean water desalination projects involving a variety of local, state and federal issues of concern, including an in-depth understanding of environmental impacts on the marine environment resulting from desalination processes, such as impingement and entrainment of marine organisms from the source water intake and elevated salinity effects from brine discharge. We have successfully worked with numerous public agencies, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Marine Sanctuary, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
What We Do
Our multidisciplinary in-house specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.
- Construction Management
- Groundwater Sustainability Planning
- Stormwater Infrastructure Design
- Water Treatment
- Brackish Groundwater
- Operational Support
- Preliminary and Final Design
- Produced Water
- Reverse Osmosis