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Water/Wastewater Treatment

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Water/Wastewater Treatment

In the United States, the delivery of drinking water, wastewater treatment, and stormwater services rely on a comprehensive network of treatment plants, pumps, pipes, storage facilities, and other essential components. With over 16,000 publicly owned wastewater treatment systems, centralized plants are expected to handle a larger share of wastewater treatment due to urban growth. These systems are currently operating at an average of 81% of their design capacity, with 15% exceeding capacity. Many systems built in the 1970s under the Clean Water Act are reaching the end of their expected 40- to 50-year lifespan.

As a top 10 builder of water treatment and desalination plants, Shimmick is well positioned to meet the nation’s need for clean water. Our water treatment projects ensure access to clean and safe drinking water, protecting public health and reducing waterborne diseases. Our work contributes to protecting the environment by removing pollutants and contaminants from wastewater before it is released back into ecosystems. Additionally, water treatment infrastructure supports sustainable water management, conserving this precious resource for future generations.

We expand, rehabilitate, upgrade, build and rebuild water and wastewater treatment infrastructure, including desalination plants. We implement complex treatment technologies including ozonation, biological activated carbon, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, chemical treatment, and oxidation. We also conduct facility commissioning and start-up. For facility expansions, we work collaboratively with owners to ensure current facilities remain active and functioning properly during construction.

Shimmick is differentiated from our competitors by our ability to self-perform virtually all aspects of the infrastructure projects we build. Self-performance offers numerous benefits, both internally and for our customers, including better cost and quality control; greater control over work sequencing to reduce potential delays; increased flexibility and responsiveness; and a single point of accountability for our customers. 

For example, on water and wastewater treatment projects, Shimmick can self perform the electrical and process mechanical scopes of work including piping, HVAC, chillers, gates, flocculators, valves, pumps, centrifuges and more.