MADISON, WI – SCS Engineers Vice President Sam Cooke, PE, CEM, MBA, was appointed as the National Liquids Management Director leading the firm’s Liquids Management (LM) Program effective on January 1, 2018. Cooke works out of the SCS office in Madison, Wisconsin where he serves regional clients.
SCS Engineers and SCS Field Services have provided LM services for decades to a variety of industries including utilities, waste management, and manufacturers. Cooke’s appointment caps a formal program to merge the in-house expertise at SCS in various practices and multiple industries into a single program. His responsibilities include managing the LM program and the custom solutions offered to industries with varying challenges. Even businesses in the same industry have completely different needs within their operations. Cooke directs his teams that are organized by regions, to tailor solutions to the specific needs of each client’s goals, and the regulatory policies within their business and region.
Cooke organizes liquids management services into four solution areas: Deep Well Injection, Dewatering Contaminated Sites, Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment, and Landfill Leachate. For example, deep well injection is useful in multiple industries and safe when done correctly and in full compliance by teams made up of geologists, hydrogeologists, scientists, and environmental engineers who know the region’s geology and aquifer systems well.
Cooke recently worked with SCS experts to add technology called SCS RMC® to the custom LM solution options. RMC stands for remote monitoring and control; initially developed and proven through extensive use at landfills, the technology is ready for use in other industries for simultaneous viewing, analysis, and control of equipment and systems critical to production and safe operations.
“Businesses want to protect groundwater as they do their employees and their reputation; after all, we live where we work,” stated Sam Cooke. “We use our expertise to help businesses and public entities use various wastewater technologies to keep wastewater within an acceptable range determined by local environmental policy and water treatment plant standards.”