Ground/Water Treatment and Technology, LLC Begins Water Treatment Project at Washington, D.C., Waterfront Development

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Water treatment company has been contracted to provide services for billion-dollar construction project that includes hotels, living spaces, commerce, and parks.

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We're looking forward to this high profile, long term, rental water treatment project.

Ground/Water Treatment and Technology, LLC (GWTT), based in Wharton, NJ, was contracted in September to provide a 1,500 GPM rental treatment system in support of dewatering operations at one of the largest waterfront development projects in Washington, DC. The project kicked off after several years of up front design, tracking and coordination work between the company's owner, general contractor, and dewatering contractor.

GWTT has treated groundwater, wastewater, potable water, contaminated soil and air emission problems throughout North America for over 18 years. In 2012 alone, the company treated 16.4 billion gallons of water throughout project sites in North America -- an average of 45 million gallons of water per day, or 31,000 gallons per minute.

In Washington, D.C., GWTT will provide water treatment services for the new $1.5 billion mixed-use waterfront development, which is set to include hotels, condos, restaurants, bars and open space parks, as well as marina and direct boating access.

The scope of the project continues to evolve, according to GWTT Vice President Matthew Phillips, because of the complexity of the site and the discharge parameters. So far, the project's base system consists of influent settling/equalization tanks, sediment filtration via bag filters and six 10,000-lb. carbon adsorption vessels.

Sam Colubriale, Mid Atlantic Regional Account Representative, further explained that the dewatering system was also designed to be modular in order to accommodate the possible requirement for the additional treatment of metals via ion exchange resin vessels. Furthermore, since the project is located along the Potomac River and the dewatering effort could substantially increase, the system was designed and built with the ability to upgrade in 500 GPM increments.

Despite potential changes later on down the road, Phillips is optimistic about the project and is confident in the efforts of his team. "We're looking forward to this high profile, long term, rental water treatment project," he commented.

The project broke ground in September 2014 and has an expected duration of 21 months.

About Ground/Water Treatment and Technology, LLC

Ground/Water Treatment and Technology, LLC (GWTT) focuses on delivering innovative, optimized, value-based environmental remediation solutions to their wide range of clients. Their knowledgeable operators have years of experience with water treatment and remediation systems. To learn more, visit

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