Walden manages water quality, drinking water safety, wastewater permitting and many types of water-related compliance concerns every day, and we are the best-equipped team to tackle the most challenging water problems. We are staffed with highly experienced civil and environmental engineers, geologists, and scientists who have the knowledge and skill to help our clients moving forward in a cost-effective manner. By hiring Walden, you can increase the confidence that your customers, clients, elected officials and other stakeholders will have in your water operations.
Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Control Permitting
Walden has experienced engineers and other professionals to keep you water-related permitting from interrupting your progress. We will help you keep your drinking water safe, your wastewater clean before it is released to the environment, and your stormwater and drainage facilities operating effectively to protect your community and the property of your residents.
Walden works with many municipalities to assist them in compliance with the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) requirements. We conduct facility inspections and evaluate operating practices in terms of impacts to stormwater collection and discharge systems. Walden recommends improvements to housekeeping, recordkeeping and enforcement practices to minimize illicit discharges. We promote public education and involvement in MS4 programs. Walden also prepares annual MS4 reports on behalf of our clients to satisfy reporting requirements.
Walden is a NYSDOH licensed professional engineering firm that can assist you in complying with the recent NYS “Protection Against Legionella Regulations”, performing inspections, implementing a maintenance program and plan, conducting sampling activities and overseeing cleaning activities.
Resource Recovery and Waste to Energy
While methane is many times more harmful to our atmosphere than carbon dioxide, it can be burned to produce electricity. Walden engineers know many different ways to recover valuable resources like methane, heavy metals and fertilizer from your wastewater, sludges, solid waste, fats, oils and greases and other high-strength wastes. This can save your facility or utility money and provide greener ways to operate without raising costs.
Remaining Capacity Studies
How much can your community grow? Often, this is related to how much capacity you have left in your drinking water or wastewater facilities. Walden has the experience and expertise to sort through your operations, reporting data, permitting and your pipeline of future projects to determine how much remaining capacity a facility has left before improvements, expansion or other costly work is necessary. By utilizing what you already have without overcommitting the capacity you have in place, you can best optimize the investments your community or facility has made.
Failed and Failing Septic System Abatement
Failed or failing septic systems can threaten public health and the environment and hinder community development. Walden can provide a programmed approach to areas plagued with these types of problems. Neighborhood outreach, education and grant and other funding assistance are just as important as the engineering involved in installing public sewers, decentralized treatment systems or other abatement approaches. Walden engineers have worked on several of these projects, combining solid engineering with ample public outreach and aggressive grant and low interest loan financing to keep millions of gallons of raw sewage out of the waterways each year. Let Walden help you improve the living conditions within your community and at the same time become a better steward of the environment.
Nonpoint Pollution Identification and Abatement
Equine facilities, failed septic systems, geese populations and many other sources can threaten public health, waterways and the environment and hinder community development. Walden can provide a programmed approach to areas plagued with these types of problems. Detailed source identifications, neighborhood outreach, education and grant and other funding assistance are just as important as the engineering involved in determining the source and solutions for problems like this. Walden engineers have worked on such projects, combining solid engineering with ample public outreach and aggressive grant and low interest loan financing to keep millions of gallons of raw waste out of the waterways each year. Let Walden help you improve the living conditions within your community and at the same time become a better steward of the environment.