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Helping water suppliers weigh their legal options

All sizes of water systems — from small community systems, schools, and agribusinesses, to large city and investor-owned utilities — have turned to SL Environmental for our experience to help navigate the complex options when confronted with 1,2,3-TCP contamination. We've helped many clients receive settlements to cover the costs of groundwater cleanup.

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Receive guidance on tough questions

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What should a water system do once it finds TCP contamination?
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What kind of treatment systems are effective at removing TCP?
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What should a water system do if the contamination source is unknown?
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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 TCP treatment without passing that expense onto its ratepayers?
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Can water systems sue at any time to recover treatment costs, or are there statutes of limitations that need to be considered?

How we can help

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Stay up-to-date

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Regulatory updates
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Insight into upcoming regulation
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Stay current on regulations' impact on your water system
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Work with leading water treatment experts to identify available options and endeavor to recover the expenses
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Collaborative strategy

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Assist in identifying the water contaminant origin
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Investigate potential claims to determine strategy and assess if litigation is the best course of action
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Help develop an effective communication strategy to address ratepayers' concerns
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We do the heavy lifting

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Efficiently handle the burdensome paperwork for you
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Streamlined process due to our deep understanding of water contamination cases
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Exclusive focus on water contamination ensures extensive legal knowledge and unwavering support

With decades of experience, we've assisted over 150 water utilities across the United States.

Read our success stories
McSwain Union Elementary School DistrictBallico Cressey School District
City of Oceanside
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No upfront costs

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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Unmatched water litigation experience

We have 20+ years of experience, exclusively representing water suppliers in contamination cases, including 1,2,3-TCP, MTBE, p-CBSA, PCE, PCBs, and PFAS. The polluters we aim to hold accountable know that we are highly experienced in our field.

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Less work for your organization

Our water litigation experience in TCP cases allows us to be time efficient, both preparing for and during the lawsuit.

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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.

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“The SL team is organized and highly knowledgeable about water contamination issues. If any question came up, they immediately had the answer. Bottom line, we achieved what we set out to do — win.”

Ken Tcheng

GM, Sunny Slope Water Company