Keystone Environmental’s professional engineering team bring to our clients expertise in wastewater and stormwater management and treatment, water supply, fuel facility compliance and engineering, erosion and sediment control, NPRI and GHG compliance, as well as “special projects” engineering. Technically many projects seem similar on the surface but client objectives and end game are the key driver in scoping the engineering service.
- Wastewater Engineering
Our engineering team tackles wastewater assignments from simple primary treatment solutions to evaluations required to understand complex wastewater chemistry that is causing tainting of flavour of fish in the receiving water. We have designed and constructed wastewater treatment plants across Canada at rail yards and rolling stock maintenance shops, for industrial and hazardous waste landfill leachate; and we operate wastewater treatment plants for many clients.
- Storm water Engineering
Our storm water management engineering specialists have developed city-wide storm water and watershed monitoring frameworks and comprehensive storm water management plans for major industrial facilities to ensure that all surface runoff, storm, and wastewater leaving the property is in compliance with applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.
- Emergency Spill Response and Prevention Planning
Emergency spill response plans identify the risks and hazards, the potential areas where spills may occur, and what steps need to be followed if a spill does occur. They also enable development of spill prevention plans. Our engineering team has completed several plans for major heavy industrial complexes.
- NPRI Reporting
The National Pollution Release Inventory (NPRI) must be completed and filed by emitters every year. Our engineering team completes literally dozens every year for our clients, ensuring accuracy of reporting, avoiding assumptions that do not truly reflect what is really happening, and providing consistency among multiple operations of a single client.
- Erosion and Sediment Control Engineering
Today nearly every construction site must manage erosion and sediment runoff. Our engineering team evaluates the site-specific requirements and provides detail designs for erosion and sediment control works.
- Federal Fuel System Compliance and Engineering
Since federally regulated facilities must comply with the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations, Keystone Environmental’s engineering professionals conduct compliance audits and assist clients in identifying compliance gaps along with solutions ranked in order of importance to facilitate priority corrective action scheduling.
- Contaminant Remediation Engineering
Keystone Environmental’s professional engineers have decades of experience in evaluation of remediation options, including in-situ and ex-situ physical, chemical and biological processes, risk management engineering controls, and complex modelling of contaminant fate and transport, as well as site-specific hydrological modelling. This experience, combined with expertise in the design, tendering, construction management, and operation of treatment systems, enables our engineering team to complement our Contaminated Sites specialists providing full services from initial investigations through remediation and regulatory approval of closure.
- Special Projects
Not every issue requiring an engineering solution fits into a neat category. And that’s where our engineers excel; whether seeking a way to modify a waste treatment process so that its effluent does not taint the flavour of fish in the receiving water body or why, when the ammonia concentration in the leachate treatment system effluent is orders of magnitude below standards, does the leachate kill all the fish in the toxicity test. Find the solution!