Water & Wastewater
Needless to say, hydrodemolition uses a significant amount of water. In planning a hydrodemolition project, there are multiple water issues that must be considered. These issues should be addresses prior to project startup to ensure the project progresses as planned and in an environmentally friendly way. With over 25 years of experience, Rampart has the ability to provide comprehensive solutions for the both the hydrodemolition water and wastewater.
Water is a valuable resource. At any given time, and in any location, water may be a scarce natural resource. Most hydrodemolition is done without any water recycling. Given the nature of the hydrodemolition work, water consumption can range from a few thousand gallons per shift to over fifty thousand gallons per shift for low pressure/high volume equipment.
The challenge is to transport this water to the equipment, capture the water following the hydrodemolition, and then properly treat and dispose of it. Given the volume of water consumed, and often remote project locations, this can be difficult to do in an environmentally sensitive way.
Rampart has pioneered mobile water treatment systems that can treat the hydrodemolition wastewater and return it to the environment cleaner than it was initially provided. If necessary, this water can be recycled through the hydrodemolition equipment minimizing the amount of water required to perform the project as well as the volume that will require disposal.
Our exclusive use of ultra-high pressure (UHP) pumps, which use 60% less water than the low pressure/high volume pumps, allows us to use significantly less water. And if necessary, we can recycle our treated water through our equipment.
Water remains a relatively inexpensive natural resource in most parts of the country. As a result, it may not seem important or economically reasonable to conserve this resource. However, as stewards of our environment, we all have an obligation to minimize the use of any resource, including water.