After 18 years of providing innovative water management systems to California cities and towns, RMC Water and Environment will now be able to extend their services nationwide as the result of an acquisition by Woodard & Curran, an engineering firm based in Maine. Like RMC Water and Environment, Woodard & Curran has taken on many significant water and wastewater projects. The company’s noteworthy projects include designing and implementing an efficient and cost-saving water reuse system for a beverage manufacturing company.
The beverage company needed assistance because it was over budget and not producing the necessary output due to wastewater discharge limits. Woodard & Curran’s solution combined ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet disinfection, reducing the total wastewater discharge from 175,000 gallons per day to 90,000. Prior to the new system, the company was exceeding the cap for the local wastewater utility, which meant that 25,000 gallons of wastewater needed to be taken off the site daily, at great cost. Thanks to the new water system, the beverage company cut its water use ratio almost in half and increased production by 30 percent. The plant also now reuses up to 95,000 gallons per day.