Dewatering Contaminated Sites

National Expert: Bob Speed

Dewatering is often required on construction projects that involve working below the water table. However, if contamination is present, special expertise is necessary. As less virgin land is available for development, the likelihood of encountering groundwater contamination during construction projects is increasing.

“Since joining the project team in 2007, SCS has proven to be an invaluable asset and resource to many of our highest-profile projects,” wrote Jose M. Gonzales, Sr. VP – Corporate Development, Florida East Coast Industries

Contaminated groundwater encountered during dewatering generally requires treatment prior to discharge. The extent of this treatment will depend in part on whether the effluent is discharged to surface waters, groundwater or a deep injection well. SCS Engineers has experience with large and challenging construction sites and can extract, treat, and discharge high volumes of water.

Our team of hydrogeologists, licensed professional engineers and geologists, construction experts, and regulatory professionals can provide clear advice based on decades of solving problems for our clients. We have extensive experience with all aspects of dewatering systems for contaminated sites, including:

  • Design
  • Permitting
  • Construction
  • Operation
  • Monitoring
  • Maintenance

Importantly, we deliver dewatering solutions that help our clients avoid costly construction delays:

  • Optimal solutions. We provide the most cost-effective solution for each dewatering project.
  • Quick response. SCS has a proven record of responding quickly to time-sensitive construction projects.
  • Expedited permitting. Our extensive reputation with regulatory bodies and in-depth knowledge of environmental regulations means we can minimize the time required for obtaining permits.