Within our areas of practice we have expertise in the following specialties.
FACILITY DESIGN & ASSESSMENT: Civil and mechanical design, upgrading or assessment of pump stations, control valve stations, reservoirs and treatment plants.
WATERMAIN DESIGN & ASSESSMENT: Civil design of water mains. Condition assessment of existing mains (or systems).
SEWER DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT: Civil design of sanitary and storm mains, especially challenging retrofits. Condition assessment of existing mains and control structures.
NETWORK PLANNING & MODELLING: Hydraulic modelling and capital planning of distribution systems and facilities to address water quality, growth, fire protection, and infrastructure renewal.
WATER DEMAND FORECASTING: Development of water use forecasts including water use disaggregation by customer class and indoor and outdoor uses. GIS assignment of demands for modelling and planning. Assessment of unaccounted for water use for water loss management programs.
PUMPING SYSTEMS: Planning, design, assessment, trouble-shooting and upgrading of pumping facilities for municipalities, industries and mines. Pumped fluids include raw water, drinking water, sanitary sewage, stormwater, industrial runoff, and slurries. Physical configurations include vertical, horizontal and inclined, wet and dry pit style, bored wells, decant towers, and floating barges.
UPGRADING OF PUMP STATIONS: Design of upgrades to existing facilities, particularly but not limited to wastewater pump stations, including retrofits for safety, reliability, standby power, odour control, piping, pumping units, controls, and aesthetics.
STANDBY POWER & PRIME POWER: Design and upgrading of diesel standby power for facilities such as pump stations; and prime power up to 4 MW sets; including auxiliary systems such as fuel supply, engine exhaust, cooling water, air handling, and noise control.
MINE WATER MANAGEMENT: Planning and strategic advice for site water management facilities, including drainage, runoff, rivers and watercourses, erosion control, and tailings, as well as assessment of infrastructure risks, and emergency response.
WATER MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE: Design of water management facilities, including channels, sedimentation ponds, liner systems, and hydraulic control structures; and pumping and transfer systems such as intakes, pipelines, dewatering, and dredging.
RIVER ENGINEERING: Enhancement and rehabilitation of natural river systems, including diversions, fisheries habitat complexing, wetlands, and flood response.
URBAN PARK INFRASTRUCTURE: Design of innovative water management systems for urban parks, including creeks and fisheries habitat, wetlands, ponds, and water supply.