Client: A Heavy Equipment Provider

Location: Tacoma, WA

About the Project

Clear Creek was contacted by a heavy equipment sales and services facility in Tacoma, WA to help solve issues with turbidity and metals.  Pressure from a third-party Clean Water Act lawsuit required that treatment equipment be installed and operational within a tight time-frame.

Clear Creek conducted bench testing and determined that a chitosan enhanced sand filtration (CESF) system was capable of meeting all benchmarks.  A CESF system was quickly fabricated, delivered, and installed at the facility.  Clear Creek went from site evaluation to system commissioning within a 120-day time-frame, allowing the facility to meet the compliance schedule laid out in their settlement.


Services Provided

  • In-House Bench Testing
  • System and Infrastructure Design
  • Water Treatment Plan Submittal
  • Fast Track Mobilization
  • Long-term O&M Assistance

Technology Provided

  • Chitosan Enhanced Sand Filtration
  • 200 gallons-per-minute
  • Full system automation

Project Statistics

  • 4.8 – Acre Site
  • Discharge to Surface Waters
  • Pollutants:  NTU, Cu, Zn
  • 100% Compliance