The demand for environment consultancy is more than ever due to the increased urbanisation and technological advances that bear a remarkable strain on the environment’s resources. Environmental consultants are experts in verifying environmental compliance of businesses and public or private properties.
All over the world, businesses are required to comply with environmental legislation that regulates commercial operations within a specified mode of the environment. The following services necessitate the need for ecological consultants to ensure your business’ compliance with these policies.
Handling water systems treatment
Ecological consultants design and assist in the installation of water systems at your business premises to satisfy water requirements for commercial and industrial use. This is done to help your business comply with both state and federal water guidelines. The water systems handling can include water pumping stations, storage towers, water distribution networks, water filtration and treatment facilities.
Environmental consultants perform several tasks to help make your business environmentally compliant. Photo credit: GAST
Wastewater and sewage treatment
This includes collecting and treating discharged waste water that flows from your business premises to the central treatment facility. Your environmental consultant will design and install an eco-friendly wastewater treatment system in a way that abides by local environmental laws. If needed, the consultant can also install for you an on-site sewage disposal system that won’t affect the environs.
Environmental site assessments
Before buying a site for business operations, hire a consultant to make an on-site assessment for environmental compliance. This involves sampling the site for contamination where the consultant will undertake the monitoring and clean-up exercise to make the site environmentally compliant. This is important before financing the property transfer and to protect you against any liability for pollution that happened before the property was transferred in case you are the seller.
Protecting wellheads systems
This involves planning and managing the systems that are designed to safeguard underground water supply from any contamination. The consultants will find out where the groundwater is recharged from the surface and what activities above the surface that do pose contamination risks to the water. They also give technical assistance with wellhead protection area demarcations.
Handling underground storage tanks incidents
Leaks and spills from underground storage tanks can lead to water and environmental contamination. Environmental consultants will ensure proper removal of damaged underground tanks and the installation of new tanks. Furthermore, they will investigate and find solutions to any resulting contamination. In addition, they can assist you with any technical requirements for anti-corrosion, spill prevention, and leak detection.
This information can be useful to your business operations if at one stage the above systems are involved. It is highly important that you hire someone competent, licensed and qualified to undertake such crucial projects so as not to put your business in conflict with environmental regulations.