Three major CA airports to receive new stormwater monitoring services, equipment under contract

Los Angeles World Airports has awarded a contract to Alta Environmental for consulting services up to $5 million for three years on an as-needed basis to improve stormwater monitoring for Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario International Airport and Van Nuys Airport.

LOS ANGELES, CA, Oct. 30, 2014 -- Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) recently awarded a contract to Alta Environmental, a California-based consulting firm, for environmental technical and expert consulting services up to $5 million for three years on an as-needed basis to install new stormwater monitoring equipment and conduct stormwater monitoring, analysis and reporting for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY).

LAWA is required to monitor stormwater per requirements of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, under the State General Industrial Stormwater Permit at LAX, ONT and VNY. Under this permit, sampling is required to use automated flow monitoring and sample collection equipment.

"Replacing the current stormwater monitoring system with new automated equipment will help ensure that LAWA complies with California's new Industrial Stormwater Permit," said David Renfrew, director of Water Resources at Alta. "This new monitoring configuration uses newer technologies and known best practices and will ultimately help protect water quality at our rivers and beaches for the enjoyment and health of residents and visitors."

As part of this major undertaking, Alta will procure and install new Hach/Sigma flow meter/data loggers, rain gauges, auto-samplers, solar panels, custom IP-ready, high-speed cellular modems, and serial servers for remote telemetry access. Installation of the equipment requires entry into confined space in the existing storm drain system. Alta will also develop installation diagrams and standard operating procedures, as well as train LAWA staff on the remote operation of the equipment.

Additionally, under this as-needed contract, Alta will conduct hazardous waste management training for approximately 200 employees. The customized training ensures compliance with California regulations, Department of Transportation regulations for employees handling hazardous materials, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration's hazard communication standards.

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About Alta Environmental

Alta Environmental is a California-based consulting firm providing the highest level of service for environmental and engineering needs, with a collective track record of 50 years of proven budget-minded solutions for industrial, commercial and government clients. Alta provides strategic advice on air quality management, environmental health and safety, site assessment and remediation, hazardous materials and waste, sustainability and energy efficiency, water resource management, and occupational safety and industrial hygiene throughout the Western United States. For more information, visit


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