High-quality potable and process water at an affordable price is a critical component of your success. Look to HR Green for a unique fusion of engineering and business acumen, helping public and private utilities and wet process industries develop sustainable, cost-effective solutions.
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HR Green provides comprehensive water services to move public, private, and industrial projects from conceptual planning through design, financing, permitting, construction, start-up and operation.
Our engineers make accountable decisions in the planning and design of well fields, reservoirs, treatment plants, storage, pumping and distribution systems. When it comes to maintaining the viable operation of source, treatment and distribution systems, we work with you to get your facility running and help streamline the process. What is more, we understand the differences in industrial water treatment and are experienced to provide services that address the specific needs of these projects.
Elevated Water Storage Tank
The City of Keokuk is located in southeast Iowa along the Mississippi River. Keokuk Municipal Water Works currently operates a water treatment plant with an average daily demand of 12 to 14 MGD. The source of the water is the Mississippi River. A large percentage of water consumption comes from industrial users. In particular, the
Menlo Elevated Water Tower Refurbishing
Sioux Falls, SD
HR Green provided design and construction observation services for the recoating of the 1.5 million gallon spheroid water tower at Menlo Park.
Aquifer Testing and Well Field Development
Fort Madison, Iowa
The City of Fort Madison desired improvements and expansion of its existing water supply and treatment facilities. Groundwater from the Mississippi River alluvial aquifer was the preferred option to supply 6.0 MGD, which could increase ultimately to 9.0 MGD. HR Green conducted preliminary research of the geology and hydrogeology of a 23 square mile area
Elevated Water Storage Tank
By spreading the towers further apart and reducing line velocities, less pressure loss should be seen on the outlying areas of the distribution network in the City of Keokuk.
3 Million Gallon Reservoir Replacement
The Watertown Municipal Utilities (WMU) utilizes a 3 million gallon water storage reservoir, located at the Water Treatment Plant, for both water storage and as a contact basin to achieve proper contact time (CT) for disinfection.
Water System Evaluation
The City of Palo is a town of approximately 900 people which had no city-wide public drinking water distribution system prior to the flood of June 2008.
Addresses Aging Infrastructure with Facility Plan
The City was in the midst of rapid growth and it quickly became apparent that the community needed master planning completed for its water and wastewater system to address aging infrastructure in the older portions of the community as well as expansion plans for new developments.
Water Purification Plant Filter Expansion
Sioux Falls, SD
The City of Sioux Falls Water Purification Plant (WPP) provides potable water for the greater Sioux Falls metro area. Master planning by previous consultants revealed a need for increased capacity to meet future water demands. Several “bottlenecks” were identified within the WPP treatment processes, and one of the most critical was the filtration process.
Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility
Ft. Madison, IA
The City of Fort Madison placed into operation a new 5 mgd reverse osmosis water treatment facility in the summer of 2010.
Hartley Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility
The northwestern Iowa community of Hartley has historically derived municipal water from the Dakota Sandstone aquifer, which can produce mineral-rich water with an increased possibility of contamination from farm chemical leaching. Historically treated by aeration and filtration for iron removal, this groundwater source remained with extremely high hardness, sulfate, and total dissolved solids levels earning its reputation for some of the poorest drinking water quality in the State of Iowa.
Increased levels of manganese in drinking water supplies have raised concern in some communities and increased speculation that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make regulation changes. Manganese is a naturally occurring element found in groundwater, very acidic soil, and foods such as seeds, grains, nuts, legumes, green leafy vegetables, and in drinking water.
Lead water mains have become a significant concern nationwide as stories have made headlines warning of high concentrations of lead in drinking water. Understanding the complexities for replacing lead services lines (LSL) in a community can seem daunting. Often community leaders and stakeholders don’t understand their options for implementing an LSL replacement plan.
Partially grouted masonry shear walls are common in North America. Construction of partially grouted concrete masonry shear walls can benefit greatly by placement of joint reinforcement in bed joints of each or every other course instead of deformed reinforcement in bond beams, because placement and grouting of bond beams slow construction. Joint reinforcement is already used to help control cracking and provide prescriptive horizontal reinforcement. With sufficient area and ductility of wire, joint reinforcement can also provide the tension capacity to span across cracks in shear walls and to act as primary shear reinforcement for in-plane shear forces.
A well-informed constituent will feel engaged and involved. Communities striving to improve communications with their residents and visitors should periodically evaluate the technologies available and weigh their strengths against the community’s need. Some technologies are excellent at getting information distributed to a broad audience quickly, while others allow for interaction and multimedia applications.
Most Americans take the water systems that bring clean water to and from their homes and businesses for granted. They turn on the tap and flush the toilet without thinking twice about where that water came from or where it will go. But could you imagine a day without water? Without safe, reliable water and wastewater service?
The purpose of water storage tanks is usually to meet peak demands, such as fire flows and times of the day when water use is high. There are a few items to consider when selecting a new water storage tank for your community or industry. Traditionally, it has been a common practice of many water
Keeping up with changes in state laws can be a full time job for municipal employees. The experts in HR Green, Inc.’s Governmental Services Business Line review and keep up with the changes in Building Codes and Code Enforcement. Unlike standard Building Codes, the Illinois Plumbing Code, the Illinois Energy Conservation Code and the Illinois Accessibility Code are all state mandated codes. HR Green urges leaders to take note of some very important changes.
Communities across the country have aging and inadequate water infrastructure. Most of our underground water infrastructure was built 50 or more years ago, in the post-World War II era. In some older urban areas, many water mains can even be a century or more old. It is estimated $2.6 billion is lost as water mains leak treated drinking water. In addition, billions of gallons of raw sewage are discharged into local surface waters from wastewater conveyance systems.
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HR Green is pleased to announce that Verne Jacobsen, PE has joined the firm’s St. Paul, Minnesota office as Senior Engineer for the Water business line.
HR Green is pleased to announce that Tim Korby has joined the firm’s St. Paul, Minnesota office as Regional Director for the Water business line. Tim brings over 33 years of experience in the design and implementation of urban and rural infrastructure projects. His work focuses on meeting the needs of municipal clients through the planning and development of projects for wastewater, potable water, storm water, treatment plants, and wellhead and groundwater protection.
HR Green received three Engineering Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa. Entries are judged on the basis of engineering excellence, the degree to which the client’s needs are met, and the benefits to the public.
Albert Einstein worked on his new Theory of Gravity in 1913. That’s also when Howard R. Green was beginning his civil engineering consulting business in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now HR Green, Inc. (HR Green), the company has grown to a workforce over 400 strong, with offices across the country in regions as diverse as our workforce.