Leachate Management and Disposal Forum On-Demand!

January 3, 2022

If you missed the latest SCS Engineers client forum, not to worry, we’ve recorded it for you.


Clients, regulators, and environmental engineers participated in the SCS December forum. Samuel Cooke, PE/chemist; Nathan Hamm, PE/landfill liquids engineer; and Monte Markley, PG/deep disposal well expert, deliver valuable information and insights in this 70-minute session. They answer your questions about how leachate treatment and disposal preplanning can uncover efficiencies and open up options for managing landfill leachate and PFAS.

You work hard to stay on top of a diverse and complex mix of leachate contaminants — heavy metals, ammonia, and biochemical oxygen demand, among them. Lately, we have even more to think about, including keeping concentrations of these contaminants within the wastewater treatment plant’s tightening discharge limits and addressing compliance pressures as the list of constituents on regulators’ radar grows.

Exploring leachate treatment options to find the most fitting and cost-effective one takes vetting by a team of experts and field experience. For SCS’s December discussion and Q&A, our panelists brought their decades of expertise helping landfills, manufacturers, and waste facilities find more options and the most sustainable solutions and practices.


Click here to watch the video.


Additional Resources for Planning, Managing, Monitoring, and Treatment 

Monitoring leachate, pumps, pressures, and more:

  • Managing liquids – Changing waste streams and more rainfall in certain areas of the country complicates liquids management. SCS DataServices visualizes the impacts of liquids on wells and helps landfill owners better manage a proper liquids removal program.  The program will let them know how many pumps to budget for and, over time, where to relocate well dewatering pumps so that they are most efficient at removing liquids from landfills.
  • From maps to interfacing data forms to the next level X-ray vision. We’re doing 3D well visualizations, which give a kind of Superman X-ray vision subsurface. You are literally looking beneath to the well to get good intel,” Stephens says. Wellfield visualization allows you to see the subsurface field and well conditions, including pumps.

Scientific & Technical Studies/Resources








Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am