A Word from the Owners
“The time is now to rebuild our crumbling public infrastructure and embark on new innovative projects to benefit society at large.”
The availability of clean, healthy water relies on the success of an immense network of utilities, one that the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) characterized as being deteriorated and at “strong risk of failure” (2018 Infrastructure Report Card). Indeed, much of the nation’s infrastructure is in disrepair and has outlived its useful life. Mountain Waterworks provides clients and communities with specialized professional engineering services to plan for resilient water and wastewater infrastructure, build compliant, reliable systems, and rehabilitate aging utilities.
Water and wastewater infrastructure is the backbone of a sustainable, thriving economy. For over 50 years, we have enjoyed the investments that previous generations made in this area. But ongoing, proactive utility planning is required to avoid the costly maintenance, system outages, and unaffordable user rates associated with reactive, unplanned fixes.
Our hand-picked team of engineers, planners, financial analysts, and technical staff is focused on ensuring communities, industries, and government agencies are supported by sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure. We see every project as an opportunity to strengthen utilities with technical and financial knowledge and invest in lasting solutions.
It is time now to pick up where the “Greatest Generation” left off. Mountain Waterworks’ dedicated staff offers the knowledge, resources, technologies, and collaborative spirit required to revive critical water and wastewater infrastructure. We are ready to do our part and restore every utility we work with to long-term success.
Stuart Hurley, P.E.
“…The public can best be provided water services by self-sustaining enterprises that are adequately financed with rates and charges based on sound accounting, engineering, financial, and economic principles.”
“The collection and treatment of domestic sewage and wastewater is vital to public health and clean water. It is among the most important factors responsible for the general level of good health enjoyed in the United States.”
“One-fifth of the US economy would grind to a halt without a reliable and clean source of water.”
“We can no longer afford to defer investment in our nation’s infrastructure.”
“Because America’s drinking water infrastructure provides a critical service, significant new investment and increased efficiencies are needed as filtration plants, pipes, and pumps age past their useful life.”
“While drinking water infrastructure is funded primarily through a rate-based system, the investment has been inadequate for decades and will continue to be underfunded without significant changes as the revenue generated will fall short as needs grow.”
“Traditionally biosolids were considered waste and transferred to landfills. However, when properly treated and processed biosolids become nutrient rich organic material that can be applied as fertilizer or, through the use of anaerobic digesters and centrifuges, can be pelletized and incinerated at high pressure and temperature for use as energy.”
“As cities continue to experience population growth, particularly in the south and west, new housing developments are constructed, and rural households switch from septic systems to public sewers, pressure on existing centralized systems and treatment plant infrastructure will require billions of dollars in new investment to meet federal regulatory requirements.”
“Of all the infrastructure types, water is the most fundamental to life, and is irreplaceable for drinking, cooking, and bathing.”
“…Many industries–food and chemical manufacturing and power plants, for example–could not operate without the clean water that is a component of finished processes or that is used for industrial processes or cooling.”