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On-Site Water

The core business of Rivercourt is the design of on-site wastewater treatment systems for large commercial, agricultural, industrial and institutional projects with subsurface (large septic systems) or surface disposal of effluent.


Related environmental services include design and technical support for drinking water systems, stormwater quality treatment systems, and environmental site assessments for soil contamination.


Projects we have worked on include schools, wineries and breweries, bakeries, abattoirs, landfills, greenhouses and growing facilities, workcamps and fertilizer impacted stormwater.


Technologies we apply include constructed wetlands (Aqua Wetland System), building code-approved commercial systems and a range of other approaches such as advanced oxidation reactors, moving bed bioreactors and membranes.


Rivercourt supports the integration of on-site treatment technology and non-potable reuse systems into communal, urban and industrial/agricultural ecology contexts.


A global goal is to provide water services in a way that reverses climate warming and recovers organic and nutrient resources in wastewater.

Sustainable Design

Rivercourt is excited to join your design team to provide sustainable design support. 


Greg Allen leads our sustainable design offerings, which include early development of targets tied to proper greenhouse gas accounting, review of building systems and envelope options, review and constructive criticism of schematic and draft detailed designs, followed by support during later construction phases as required.


Scope includes non-fossil fuel energy systems, occupant health, water, organics and nutrient management, durability, embodied energy, local procurement, food production, biological building elements and habitat. Involvement would typically decrease into construction documentation with specialist engineers taking over full responsibility.


This collaborative model introduces a healthy tension among team members as they are challenged to ensure that the entire building system achieves the agreed upon objectives.

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