Water and Wastewater
Sustainable Water Infrastructure
PEK’s Clean water and drinking water infrastructure project promotes sustainable infrastructure within the water sector according to current municipal, state and federal policies and standards.
Water Infrastructure Basics
PEK conducts local or regional surveys of drinking water and clean water infrastructure needs. The results of these surveys are reported to the Client and can track known infrastructure needs through time.
Our company offer basic studies about available water resources in the area were the project is developed. This may include:
Surface water flows
Dams and reservoirs
PEK can survey municipal and regional community needs and available water systems to estimate if the area under examination is eligible for public funds. The assessment may cover periods from 10 to 50 years forecast of needs from the time of the survey. The assessment results in a report and the basis for allotting public grants and investment from the government.
Building Sustainable Water Infrastructure
Our company offer design of the necessary infrastructure including an extensive network of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure to provide the public with safe and clean water. Much of the existing network of water treatment plants, distribution lines, sewer lines, and storage facilities are outdated or inexistent. Non attended areas or new areas with urban expansion require the necessary infrastructure and PEK may develop a complete solution. Our company offer:
Conceptual, basic and detailed engineering design
Complete cost estimate including capital and operation cost estimates
Studies to define public rates (price) for the public
Environmental assessment specifically for public water supply systems
Water and Energy Efficiency
Being water and energy efficient provides a wide range of benefits—for utilities, consumers, businesses, and the community as a whole. Delivering water and wastewater services is also energy-intensive, as the water is treated, pumped to homes and businesses, then pumped to wastewater facilities to be treated again. Water and wastewater utilities are typically the largest consumers of energy in municipalities, often accounting for 30 to 40 percent of total energy consumed. Implementing energy efficiency measures at water sector systems can significantly reduce operating costs. PEK offers the following services for energy efficiency:
Survey of equipment and systems and its power consumption
Analysis of operating efficiency
Losses detection (leaks, short circuits, system losses)
Energy efficiency improvement plan
Implementation of energy efficiency measures
Monitoring of efficiency in the whole water and wastewater system
Capital and cost estimates
Asset management is a process water and wastewater utilities can use to make sure that planned maintenance can be conducted and capital assets (installations, reservoirs, treatment plants, pumps, motors, pipes, etc.) can be repaired, replaced, or upgraded on time and at the right cost.
Asset management is the practice of managing infrastructure capital assets to minimize the total cost of the water and wastewater systems and operating to deliver the desired service at the required levels. Many utilities use asset management to pursue and achieve sustainable infrastructure. A high-performing asset management program includes detailed asset inventories, operation and maintenance tasks, and long-term financial planning. Renewing and replacing the public water infrastructure is an ongoing task. Asset management can help a utility maximize the value of its capital as well as its operations and maintenance dollars. Asset management provides utility managers and decision-makers with critical information on capital assets and timing of investments. PEK may work on some key steps for asset management as:
Inventory of critical assets
Evaluation of condition and performance
Development of plans to maintain and repair underperforming and high cost assets
Studies for replacement of assets and to fund these activities.
When addressing our water infrastructure needs, we can move toward greater sustainability by selecting the right solution to meet each need. An important element of the infrastructure planning process is the evaluation of the alternatives for meeting an infrastructure need.
This can mean everything from an evaluation of the latest treatment technologies. We can develop the following services:
Analyze distributed or decentralized solutions
Water efficiency or reuse programs
Green infrastructure for wet weather
Source water protection