KPCC 89.3 featured an article that states the recent, ongoing drought in California represents a major challenge for stakeholders attempting to guarantee water security. Water purveyors are looking again at California’s groundwater supplies to fill needs caused by the drought. For example, the presence of pollution from leaking underground storage tanks and other industrial activities threatens to taint this important form of water supply.
While The Reynolds Group does not issue policies or directives about the levels to which groundwater must be protected, we have been a steward of soils and groundwater for over 25 years. We have reduced pollution in soil and groundwater at hundreds of properties, thus reducing the pollution stress on groundwater supplies.
The recent “roll back” in regulations for Leaking Underground Storage Tanks in California allows more gasoline to stay in the ground and requires the shallow groundwater to obtain clean certifications, which is important for the public to understand.
TRG remains committed to helping clients meet regulatory requirements despite the fact that over 25 years “how clean is clean” has moved back and forth like a pendulum. Our work ultimately liberates our clients’ properties from the stigma of contamination, restoring value while being protective of the environment and groundwater supplies.
As we work around the clock to lessen the impact of our clients’ operations, we take pride in the small role of reducing the threats of pollution to public drinking water supplies.