Today’s construction projects cost millions, and sometimes billions, of dollars and require months, if not years, to complete. As a result, there are a number times when what might first appear as a small mistake can bring with it great costs. For this reason, it is important to have a reliable remediation contracting service to help negotiate problems. From environmental remediation services to groundwater monitoring and remediation to contract remediation, it is important to make sure that you have the right resources available when problems occur.
In today’s world, there are few problems that cause greater ramifications than contaminating a water source. From a small local pond to a large ocean, if your construction site damages a water site you will face big penalties. Fortunately, there are a growing number of remediation processes that can help companies proactively prepare a work site.
Consider some of these facts and figures that can help companies prepare for even the most challenging situations and the impact that mistakes have on the environment:
- A mere 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh water.
- Approximately 16,000 chemical spills occur from trucks, trains, and storage tanks each year. These often occur when materials are being transferred.
- 80% of the most serious hazardous waste sites in America have adversely impacted nearby ground water quality.
- Serving as the drinking water source for half the people in this country, ground water accounts for over 95% of the nation’s available fresh water resources.
- 80% of the most serious hazardous waste sites in America have adversely impacted the quality of nearby ground water.
- We live in a time when only 1% of the Earth’s water is actually suitable for drinking.
Having remediation contracting in place before you begin a project is an important safe guard that can help you create a a productive and protected work environment. Today’s construction projects require millions of dollars and months of time, so it can be tempting to rush through the preparatory processes. The most successful contractors know, however, that it is worth the time to make sure that all available processes are in place so that water resources are not compromised.