Top 5 common questions that come up related to disposal costs and using Stage 3 Separation as a solution:
- How do I keep operations from being brought to a standstill due to disposal issues?
- How do I minimize production delays relayed to ground enhancement downtime?
- Is it possible to reduce disposal costs and increase production at the same time?
- What percentage of water per month can be reused and how does that impact the project budget?
- Can you handle the solids disposal after separation? How does that benefit the project owner and/or the contractor?
One of the first things
a the General Contractor of a project has to consider is who is going to take the responsibility for the disposal of ground enhancement spoils and what are those costs in that geographic area. Currently, about 75% of the time contractors have to manage the disposal on their own, cover that expense and if possible, mark up that cost. This can take away from their main objective and increase the overall project cost.
When Stage 3 takes the responsibility for managing disposal, our main objective is to keep a contractor’s ground enhancement production running as close to 100% uptime to insure our customers stay on schedule and remain within budget. Slurry waste without treatment is expensive to dispose of due to the high volume of hauling and disposal costs.
The real-time slurry separation of liquids and solids that Stage 3 Provides allows for the separation of various slurry waste streams into clear reusable water, or other base fluid composition while delivering a low volume of stackable solid waste for transport.
Here’s how Stage 3 Separation assists contractors in keeping a project on time and on budget:
- Reduced downtime
- The reuse of materials – solids as backfill, clean reusabl water
- The ability to pass city criteria to discharge water in the sewer system
- Reduced volumes to be hauled away
- Reduced truck traffic to and from a job site
- Reduced risk of landfill rejection due to the dry state of the waste
- Reduces the project footprint of pits, tailings ponds, or haul-off scenarios
- Provides real-time data for efficient processing and managing of the waste stream
Too often the contractor takes a risk projecting the total volume of waste generated from a project when negotiating the cost with a local landfill, and without knowing if those solids will be accepted or rejected when the project begins. Stage 3’s realtime on-site separation is available so contractors no longer have to take that risk. Stage 3 can keep production at 90%+ while reducing disposal costs up to 40% and minimize production delays by handling ground enhancement spoils separation and disposal for the contractor.
To learn more about the benefits we provide the project owner and the contractor, estimate your project’s potential water reuse, or have other questions you may have, email or call one of us in your area.