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Addressing water treatment costs

You found a contaminant in your aquifer. Whether your water system needs to take immediate action, or you're preparing for upcoming regulation, we can help.

Get guidance on questions like:

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What are current state and federal regulations for the contaminant in my water, and where are they heading?
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What should a water system do once it finds water contamination?
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What should a water system do if the contamination source is unknown?
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What kind of treatment systems are effective at removing the contaminant?
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How much does chemical testing cost?
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How much does it cost to purchase water from other jurisdictions?
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How much does it cost to build and maintain plants to treat the water?
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How can water systems recover costs for water treatment without passing that expense onto its ratepayers?
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“We've certainly recommended SL to others for the same reasons we chose them. The speed at which we saw results, in this case a substantial settlement from the defendant, was unlike anything I've seen before.”

Denise Kruger

Former SVP, Golden State Water Company

How we help water suppliers

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Keep them up to date on where regulation is heading and how it may impact their water system
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Investigate the matter to determine whether there are grounds for a lawsuit; provide guidance and advice on potential litigation
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Assist clients who need to identify potential sources of contamination
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Help develop an effective communication strategy, whether that is to your water district, city board leadership, ratepayers, or the community in general
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If a water system decides to pursue litigation to cover the costs related to water treatment, we will represent it against the chemical companies responsible for the contamination.

Some of our clients

City of Santa Monica logoCity of Anaheim California logoCity of Sacramento logo
New York City logoCity of Garfield New Jersey logoCity of Camden New Jersey logo
Miami Dade Florida county logoPensacola logoMilwaukee County logo
City of North Chicago logoTown of Poughkeepsie logoTown of Princeton Massachusetts logo
City of OceansideCity of St. Louis Michigan logoCity of Pomona logo
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No upfront costs or retainer

We provide our services on a contingency fee basis. This allows water systems to retain us without any upfront or ongoing fees or litigation costs.

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Less work for your organization

Our extensive water litigation experience means we are more efficient with your time, reducing the burden of litigation on your staff.

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Commitment to our clients’ cause

We have the resources and experience to fight through trial and appeal, for as long as it takes to get the right results for you.

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Recover costs while protecting your community

We go after the big corporations that manufactured the contaminants, protecting both ratepayers and local communities.