Wastewater systems must be resilient, dependable, and economical. With specialized expertise in every stage of development, Harris & Associates helps transform limited resources into solutions that check all the boxes.
Harris started in 1974 with a wastewater project. Since then, we have replaced, repaired, and rehabilitated over 300 miles of wastewater pipeline; replumbed more than 100 sewers in California; and developed over 50 trenchless alternatives. We excel at helping agencies plan, fund, implement, and promote their essential wastewater projects.
Planning for Success
From the beginning, Harris positions your agency to properly define and overcome its biggest challenges. Our end-to-end support includes water master planning, needs assessments, water executive coaching, program management, regulatory and environmental compliance, and leadership around risk and resilience. Harris even assists with succession strategies and operational planning as senior personnel retire en masse.
Identifying problems and solutions is only one part of the puzzle. As funding for upgrades remains limited, Harris' expert water consultants explore all options to pay for your critical infrastructure, including water rates studies, grants, state revolving fund loans for capital improvement projects, and more. In Hawaii, for example, where a statewide mandate ordered the removal of 88,000 cesspools on the islands by 2050, Harris conducted a study to identify each location and determine economic structures to attract funding and investment.
Winning public support for your projects is also a priority in our planning and funding strategies.
Smart Engineering at Work
Our team has decades of experience in designing, rehabilitating, and building large conveyance systems. We continue to adapt our infrastructure solutions based on modern realities of climate change and extreme weather events.
Pipeline design, pump stations, collection system design, and chemical feed systems are just a few of Harris’ engineering strategies. In alignment with the U.S. Water Alliance’s One Water approach, we strive to give communities safe access to life’s most essential resource.