In South Florida, the majority of our drinking water comes from the shallow Biscayne Aquifer. This makes soil and groundwater contamination from everyday activities more dire. The hydrogeologic system of South Florida is unique with its flat topography, high water table, permeable soils, extensive canal system, and high rainfall. The need to protect our environment is crucial and the reason why it is so important to be diligent with environmental compliance through monitoring, assessments, and implementing general best management practices in our homes and businesses. The assessment of soil and water quality is needed for several types of projects including ongoing permit compliance, site assessments, and site remediation.
Westhorp & Associates assists our clients in preparing monitoring programs for permit compliance with regulatory rules for drinking water, groundwater and wastewater; upon completion of soil and/or groundwater remediation; or during site assessments. We communicate with the regulatory agencies on their requirements, prepare sampling plans in accordance with the rules and requirements, perform the field work which may include oversight and sample collection during soil boring and groundwater well installations, source removal activities, and tank removals. One of our long-standing clients is the airline industry for whom we collect drinking water samples from aircraft for bacterial analysis. This ensures compliance with the rules of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Our team has extensive experience retrieving water samples from surface waters, groundwater monitoring wells, wastewater, and drinking water; and soil samples from soil stockpiles, excavations and borings. We coordinate with the necessary sub consultants to perform the field work which may include a site surveyor, driller, and analytical laboratory. Soil and water samples are collected in accordance with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The samples are submitted to local certified laboratories for analysis and raw data reporting. Upon receipt of the laboratory reports, our staff performs data analysis which is included in a technical summary report that is signed and sealed by a Florida licensed professional engineer and submitted to the client and/or regulatory agency. These reports include our professional recommendation for moving forward with the project, or proceeding with no further action.
Regardless of the project size, our qualified staff at Westhorp & Associates will help you achieve environmental compliance. We are committed to providing excellent service to our clients.