Everyone agrees that prevention is better than correction. Adequate planning and management often contribute significantly to preventing or minimizing environmental releases and related events. From our earliest days as a company, SCS Engineers has been active in helping farmers, agricultural organizations, and local governments identify and implement proper environmental management practices.
At SCS Engineers, we know that wineries, greenhouse operations, commercial farming, and feedlots face a vast array of environmental compliance challenges, including:
Managing concentrated biosolids has become an increasing concern due to the potential impact on potable groundwater in many regions of the United States. As a result, the U.S. EPA has promulgated regulations targeting Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations (CAFOs), including dairy farms, poultry ranches, hog farms, egg farms, and other facilities. SCS gained strong technical experience in managing high-nutrient waste materials for the EPA.
For example, in California, regulatory orders issued by the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) identified more than 50 dairy operations in the Chino, Ontario, and San Jacinto areas alone. These operators were directed to address management practices associated with high-nutrient biosolids (i.e., manure). SCS can help by:
Our Facility Energy Management teams help large agricultural organizations leverage engineering analysis to lower operating costs and increase production efficiency. SCS has conducted hundreds of projects to help companies find solutions to lower their electric, natural gas, liquid propane, and water utility costs. Our energy management experts can identify improvements to a wide variety of processes and systems, always targeting their investigations to best suit the customer’s needs.
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