Clear Water Services offers a variety of services to assist you through difficult water quality challenges. Clear Water can assist you through the permit process by assisting with pollution plan development and site assessment. We offer technical consulting related to water quality and other environmental services. We have the ability to do water quality sampling and offer a CESCL inspection program to evaluate the effectiveness of BMPs on site. We also offer a variety of training programs from public education seminars to a CESCL certification program. Below is a more in-depth look at each service we provide.
Clear Water Services (Clear Water) is a comprehensive water quality service company, dedicated to treating water on construction projects, ports and industrial sites. We view our job as freeing our clients from the burden of water treatment so that they can concentrate entirely on their primary activity be it constructing roads, building structures, overhauling ships at port or simply operating in their scope of business.
Clear Water services start at the very beginning of the clients project. Clear Water goes to great lengths to gather accurate information about project parameters and water quality requirements. Project specific information, such as flow rate requirements, pollutant parameter monitoring or sensitive receiving water discharge limitations, often leads to customized solutions for treating water prior to discharge. Clear Waters in-house manufacturing facility allows customization of treatment systems to meet site specific criteria.
Project information is evaluated by the Clear Water team of environmental scientists, chemists and engineers and is translated into a comprehensive and accurate proposal. This allows clients to budget and plan with the highest degree of certainty and confidence that the project will encompass the proposed specifications. Clear Water will then assist the client through the permitting and pollution prevention plan writing process.
Once the project begins, Clear Water will mobilize the prescribed treatment system to the site and ensure the system operates correctly for the remainder of the project. Through the entire project, Clear Water collects data on environmental conditions, rainfall amounts and intensities, system efficiency and discharge water quality. This information is automatically recorded by the proprietary treatment system software and sent to a remote location to be analyzed. Clear Water also dedicates a trained technician to verify the on-site data and to ensure the system is operating at the highest efficiency possible. The collected data is presented to the client in a report from a project manager. This report can be provided to regulatory agencies and/or other interested parties, demonstrating that all discharges from the site were below limitations.
Once the project is complete, Clear Water will demobilize the treatment system and leave the site with very minimal impact. Clear Water is the only water quality service that will go from start to finish with you on every project!
Through commitment to responsive service and strict adherence to environmental regulations, Clear Water has earned a reputation for dependability and integrity in the stormwater industry. You have the confidence in knowing that when Clear Water is on the job, your water quality needs are being met, start to finish. Clear Water is often called upon to assist clients who have been fined or whose permits have been suspended due to poor water quality discharges. Clear Waters solid reputation with regulatory agencies, has resulted in the suspension of fines, removal of stop-work orders, and the allowance of work on site to be restarted often within days even in the rainy season.
As water quality regulations become more complex and stringent, Clear Water will take on your water quality challenges. We make water quality our business, so you can focus on yours! Below are some of the services that Clear Water provides to help you stay in compliance with water quality regulations:
Preparing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Permit Applications
Selecting, Designing and Manufacturing specific treatment systems to address specific site water quality needs
Installing, Operating and Maintaining Treatment Systems
24-hr Monitoring and Weekly Reporting of Treatment System performance
Clear Water is a liquid-solid separation specialist. We apply a variety of techniques to remove the water from slurry material to make a stackable cake with a very low moisture content. By incorporating our expertise on your projects, Clear Water is able to significantly reduce your disposal costs, thereby reducing cost nearly 50%. This process can be applied to large stormwater detention facilities, dredging projects, mining collection ponds, and the timber industry.
Clear Water provides treatment and monitoring capability for projects encountering ground water. Our control units have the ability to monitor for multiple pollutant parameters in an automated flow through system. Our control unit technology monitors and controls an array of treatment methods on a variety of contaminated sites and is ideal for excavations encountering high ground water flows.
Clear Water offers certified engineering service for your project. Our expert water quality engineers specialize in permitting, site flow dynamics, treatment system design, and erosion control. Your project success is our priority including upfront expertise plan writing (CERCLA, SPCC, SWPPP, NEPA, and SEPA) as well as engineering design.
Clear Water can assist you through the often difficult permitting process and write your SWPPP. Our staff experts have had years of experience compiling the correct information needed to provide you with an accurate SWPPP for your project or site. Call us today to find out how we can help!
Clear Water's CESCL service is here to assist you with meeting the Washington State, Department of Ecology's requirements for on-site monitoring. From the inception of the site development, to the completion of the project, Clear Water has a variety of products and services available to meet your site's water quality needs.
Clear Water wants to offer the most effective products and services available to meet the CESCL criteria. To do so, you will need to consider how many sites need to be monitored, the size of each site (which determines the monitoring criteria for a site) and what safety and access issues are related to the site. With that information, Clear Water can put together a service that will meet your needs in the most cost effective manner.
Below is a list of services and products that can be used in combination to address your site needs:
BMP effectiveness evaluation
Water Quality monitoring
Water Quality sampling and analysis
Assessment of regulatory compliance
Please see the Education page for our Certified CESCL training course and dates. CESCL Tool Kits are available to provide you all the instrumentation and supplies that you will need to complete your site inspections. We offer 4 unique kits designed for different site sizes and requirement. Call today to find out which kit will best suit your needs. Please Call us to learn more.
We view our job as freeing our clients from the burden of water treatment, so that they can concentrate entirely on their primary activity, be it constructing roads for an 80 acre office park, overhauling a ship, or making printed circuit boards. Through our commitment to responsive service and strict adherence to applicable environmental regulations, we have earned a reputation for dependability and integrity. We are often called upon to assist clients who have been fined or whose permits have been suspended. Because of our solid reputation with the authorities we have routinely been able to have stop-work orders lifted, work restarted within days, and fines suspended.
Clear Water is helping contractors handle difficult storm and ground water issues on residential construction sites. We can keep projects open, and minimize the risk of stop work orders or fines, even in the wet months of the year. Clear Water has serviced the building community since 2000. Clear Water specializes in getting through the difficulties of meeting NPDES permit requirements. When conventional BMPs are not reducing the turbidity to the levels required in your discharge permit, Clear Water can provide treatment options to meet your needs. Our services for residential construction include: CESCL (Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead) training and certification, CESCL inspections, stormwater treatment, consultation, BMP products, and permit and SWPPP preparation.
Clear Water has experience on many different industrial projects. We have worked on dredging projects, mining operations, the timber industry, boat yards, and sand & gravel operations. Industrial applications often involve dealing with metals and other pollutant contaminants. With our in-house manufacturing facility and laboratory, we are able to custom design treatment systems with the correct treatment application to fit specific site criteria. Clear Water is able to successfully address multiple pollutants of concern and keep sites reaching their designed objective, without having to worry about water quality issues. Clear Water has also demonstrated the ability to reduce the cost of waste disposal. By removing the water from sludge material, we have reduced normal disposal and handling fees of the waste product by over 30%. Our mobile decant technology can increase efficiency and reduce costs for municipal maintenance programs. Clear Water can design and treat your storm, ground, or waste water quality issues for your next remediation, dewatering, or industrial process application.
Commercial Construction- stormwater and ground water
Clear Water has worked on many commercial projects ranging from hotels to major box store construction. Often times these sites are highly visible and possibly contested. Clear Water has been an effective liaison between the contractor and the regulators to make sure that the project continues with the lowest impact to the receiving water quality as possible. Often times, commercial sites are being redeveloped over a previously occupied space. This can sometimes lead to additional pollutants of concern that need to be addressed. Clear Water can design an appropriate treatment system to reduce the contaminants of concern, so that the project can stay on schedule. Due to Clear Water's treatment services keeping the construction working through the wet season, commercial developments have remained on schedule or have even been completed earlier than expected, allowing the owner to begin generating revenue on the site earlier than anticipated.
Infrastructure- ports, highways, municipal
Clear Water specializes in dealing with large projects and large volumes of water. Clear Water has serviced the largest airport construction project in the Nation and works on several transportation projects. We have worked on reservoir, port, highway expansion, pipeline, waste water treatment facility, and municipal projects. During some of the wetter months, Clear Water has treated millions of gallons per day of turbid water that exceeds 1000 NTU, to below 10 NTU at discharge. Clear Water's service record speaks for itself. Since 1999, Clear Water has been treating water without a water quality discharge violation. From dam removal to major transportation facilities, Clear Water can take care of your water quality needs, so you don't have to!