Food and beverage production facilities rely heavily on high-quality water for daily operation; therefore, source water protection is key to maintaining uninterrupted operation, long-term sustainability, and production efficiency while protecting corporate branding and public image. Geosyntec works with our food and beverage clients to identify and understand their exposure to water-related risks, and we identify actions to manage these risks so they can execute their operational and growth strategies. Our experts work with clients regarding the best available technology for water supply solutions, including conjunctive use and managed aquifer recharge.

A source vulnerability assessment and source water protection program are typical components of an overall water risk mitigation program and are designed to help ensure adequate supplies of high-quality source water to food and beverage production facilities, given inherent risks related to water usage locally and regionally. The ultimate objectives of the source vulnerability assessment and source water protection plan are to identify water supply related vulnerabilities to business continuity and community, and to prepare specific and practical measures to mitigate the risk associated with these vulnerabilities.

Our experts have completed numerous resiliency assessments in North America and globally including Europe, Australia, India, and Asia- Pacific. We use the knowledge we have gained globally to provide a consistent approach to mitigating supply risk while delivering proven practical solutions, customized at the local level. We have worked with many clients to successfully source and permit new water supplies, to provide due diligence reviews during acquisitions, and to improve water quality through treatment.

We have also helped different clients meet raw water quality needs using both conventional and advanced treatment solutions to effectively address a wide range of treatment requirements, including:

  • Bacteria and viruses
  • Calcium and magnesium hardness
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Iron and manganese
  • Nitrate
  • Organic material
  • Perchlorate
  • Silts and suspended solids
  • Taste and odor compounds
  • Total dissolved solids