As we shift into summer, things are heating up for our California team and our clients!
We are very grateful for the opportunities before us and we continue to leverage our innovative thinking and high-quality performance on a variety of projects.
One of the most exciting recent projects has been engineering a new groundwater treatment system at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. We look forward to continuing to build that relationship. Our team loved to see the fruits of our collective labor on a tour of the Suburban Water Systems Plant 129 Reservoir R-1. And thanks to Friends of the L.A. River for letting us pitch in to helping our local community.
Check out this Summer 2017 Quarterly Newsletter for a brief glance at the latest projects Civiltec is a part of in California and the people who make this work happen. If you know others who would appreciate this Quarterly Newsletter, and encourage them to join our mailing list!
W. David Byrum, P.E. President and Principal Engineer Civiltec Engineering, Inc.
Treating Groundwater at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) managed by NASA in Pasadena has historically contained high concentrations of perchlorate and volatile organic compounds such as hexavalent chromium. Civiltec was contracted by NASA's JPL to design and build an Operable Unit 1 (OU-1) Source Area Treatment system to remove the contaminants in the aquifer while capturing and treating groundwater near the well.
Civiltec was recently contracted by the Pico Water District to design and construct a brand new groundwater well in the City of Pico Rivera. The overall objective of this project is to drill and equip a new groundwater production well for potable water supply.
A few months ago, Civiltec went on a tour of Suburban Water Systems' Plant 129 Reservoir R-1 in West Covina. Suburban has made several improvements to the on-site facility over the years and Civiltec performed construction observation for this project.
Celebrating Earth Day with Friends of the LA River
In honor of Earth Day, Civiltec team members David Song, Atenas Reynaga, and Atlanta St. Martin participated in a Great Los Angeles River Clean-up event with the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR).
"I have a passion and desire to assist third-world countries. I've taken multiple trips over the years.
My latest trip was to several villages in rural Uganda with an organization called Heal the Nations, where I helped design some solutions to treat their water contamination and supply issues."
"I love working on groundwater well projects. We are involved from start to finish. I enjoy these types of projects knowing that these wells will bring a reliable source of fresh water supplies to the community."