Water


On water related projects, we have worked with a number of clients including the cities of Rialto and Colton in the Inland Empire. In this capacity, we worked with Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein and Representatives Joe Baca, Jerry Lewis, Grace Napolitano, and Gary Miller to secure both federal funding and legislative solutions to the issue of perchlorate groundwater contamination in the Rialto-Colton Basin. We worked with Congressman Baca in establishing the California Reclamation Groundwater Remediation Initiative in the National Heritage Areas Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-338, Title VIII). The program authorized $10 million for the purposes of groundwater remediation under the auspices of the Bureau of Reclamation.   Funding will directly assist Rialto and Colton to deal more effectively with their groundwater perchlorate contamination. We also worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and relevant congressional committees, in particular Boxer’s Environment and Public Works Committee, in advancing the City of Rialto’s objective by securing a National Priorities Listing (NPL) of the 160-acre B.F. Goodrich area as a superfund site. In addition, we helped secure over $23 million in perchlorate remediation from the Department of Defense and the EPA.