American Ground Water Trust

Deep Well Injection Miami Conference

March 2, 2020

SCS Engineers is co-sponsoring a conference on Deep Well Injection that will be presented by the American Ground Water Trust and hosted by The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department on March 2 and 3 in Miami.

SCS Engineers’ Deep Well and Underground Injection National Expert, Monte Markley, PG, will deliver a presentation on “The Long-Term Future for Deep Well Injection in the U.S.” on Monday, March 2 at 8:40 am.

The program is an educational information exchange program from the American Ground Water Trust on disposal wells and will cover the Technical, Economic, Environmental, and Policy Issues of Deep Well Injection.  The conference will feature numerous presentations and exhibits, and a field trip the day before. Participants can earn Florida PE Continuing Education credits for this conference.

The objective of the conference is to provide an update on the status of deep well injection disposal in Florida and to showcase the “state-of-the-art” and operation-economics for current users and for potential adopters of the technology. The presentations will include information on disposal policies that are the drivers for DWI installations. Experts will present information about the latest technologies in design, construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring of deep well injection and will include case studies from DWI operations in the US and overseas. The conference will provide a focused information exchange and discussion opportunity among presenters and participants.

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Posted by Laura Dorn at 7:30 am

AGWT Florida PFAS Workshop, Tallahassee

January 8, 2020

The American Ground Water Trust program is hosting a problem assessment and treatment strategies workshop to find solutions to groundwater contamination from PFAS and Related Compounds, at FSU in Tallahassee on January 8, 2020.

SCS Engineers’ Wastewater Treatment Director, Viraj deSilva, PhD, PE, BCEE, will deliver a presentation on “Dealing with PFAS Contaminated Groundwater” (8:45 – 9:15 am)

This one-day workshop will discuss:

  • Legal basis for regulatory intervention
  • Water quality sampling & analysis challenges
  • Extent of contamination by PFAS compounds in the U.S.
  • Economic effects of impacted groundwater on end-users and utilities
  • Summary of latest research findings on health and environmental impacts
  • Legal remedies for recovering treatment costs by utilities and water agencies
  • Air emissions/deposition as a potential pathway to groundwater contamination
  • Equipment options for removal of perfluorinated compounds from groundwater

Many states are confronting contamination of groundwater and surface water from so-called emerging contaminants. Communities responding to groundwater contamination face technical, regulatory and legal challenges. Water providers urgently need to address the resulting health issues, regulations, property values, remediation options, and infrastructure costs. This workshop will help water providers, elected officials, citizens and community leaders with policy, planning and management decisions.

Over 5.000 PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) occur in the world today and many PFAS compounds transform into highly persistent perfluorinated chemicals in the environment. The compounds are connected to several cancers, liver, kidney and reproductive disorders and other health effects.

Workshop participants will learn about the chemistry background, sampling & testing protocols, treatment technologies, cost recovery options and the characteristics of environmental persistence of contamination. Presenters will provide case studies of technical solutions for treatment and remediation. The program will also discuss regulatory and legal solutions to protecting drinking water integrity from a range of contaminants and will consider ways to find funding to pay for treatment of contaminated groundwater.

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