Recharge Systems allow water to be returned to the ground usually from abstracted water from a groundwater control system to prevent groundwater levels falling outside prescribed limits.
Caution should be exercised when considering a recharge scheme to control groundwater levels or as a means of discharge disposal; such schemes are complex to operate and monitor and require careful planning. However, subject to obtaining necessary regulatory permissions recharge systems are a potential mitigation measure to control the impact on sensitive water dependant features such as wetlands, lakes, watercourses and water supply boreholes.
WJ have a huge wealth of knowledge in designing and operating these systems and with adequate early contractor involvement with customers this strategy can be a highly effective way in overcoming technical and regulatory constraints as well as providing potential cost savings for not having to provide physical groundwater cut-offs or costly off-site groundwater disposal charges.
As part of our commitment to the environment and sustainability, water efficiency is a key topic. We continuously invest in new technologies to ensure that our water and energy efficiency is as best as it can be.