Water Quality

Surface water quality projects generally focus on preventing pollutants from impacting waterways. Our engineers, chemists, biologists, and geologists complete studies and permitting (401, 404, 1602) to protect waters of the US from being affected by fill, sediment, and nonvisible pollutants. We have evaluated methods to improve water quality for sensitive species in lakes and rivers and to eradicate harmful species such as the invasive zebra mussels.

Burleson has completed environmental assessments (EAs) for several conjunctive use projects that would improve groundwater quality by surface water recharge. We have qualified SWPPP developers (QSDs) and practitioners (QSPs) to prepare and implement SWPPPs that conform to the Construction General Permit. Burleson has also completed several Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans for federal and industrial clients.

Remediation projects are often completed to clean up contaminated groundwater and to protect surface water and groundwater.

Burleson has completed multiple water quality projects that protect water resources.

Representative Water Quality Projects

Bureau of Land Management

  • Helen Mercury Mine Removal Site Investigation

Bureau of Reclamation

  • Del Puerto Water District EA, San Justo Reservoir Zebra Mussel Eradication EA, and Tulare Irrigation District EA
  • Upper Klamath Lake Pilot Oxygenation Project

Foster Farms

  • Oncall Environmental Services


  • Environmental Regulatory Support Services
  • Rancho Seco
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for Three Construction Projects


  • Beale AFB Special Area Management Plan EA
  • Edwards AFB SPCC & Hazmat Response Plan
  • Farmington Groundwater Recharge Program EA
  • Hawthorne Army Depot Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation and Sampling
  • Leviathan Mine Superfund Site Technical Support

Water Quality Expertise

  • Agency interface & permitting
  • Air emission calculations
  • Data validation & interpretation
  • Fish monitoring
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Health & safety plan preparation
  • Improved water quality Investigation-derived waste disposal
  • Limnological surveys
  • Monitoring well installation & sampling
  • Oxygenation systems design
  • Permitting
  • Pilot studies
  • Project management
  • Quality assurance project plans
  • Section 404 permitting, including wetland delineations Stakeholder meetings & public involvement
  • Summary report preparation
  • Water conveyance & treatment designs
  • Water quality sampling
  • Work plan preparation
USACE Leviathan USACE Hawthorne

Client Satisfaction

"Burleson Consulting was excellent to work with and very professional. They assembled a top-notch team of experts to study and propose solutions to the water supply challenges at Sutter National Wildlife Refuge. The communication was excellent throughout the project. This included project staff, contracting personnel, and interested stakeholders. As a result, the project was completed on time and on budget. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Burleson Consulting in the future."Kevin Clancy, Project Manager – United States Bureau of Reclamation

"Burleson provided exceptional services under this contract. Because of their successful work, they were awarded a $7M follow-on IDIQ contract in 2014, that also encompasses biological monitoring at former Fort Ord. They have consistently improved their plant material collection and propagation techniques and pass the savings onto the federal government. Burleson is a valuable team member on Fort Ord and I feel that they are true stewards of the environment." William K. Collins, BRAC Environmental Coordinator, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson has been able to work with several government agencies (to include tribal groups and natural resource trustees) and several responsible parties to assist in progressing this site to a stage where technical and agency concerns can be identified and resolved. Strengths – overall and in depth understanding of mine site and CERCLA dynamics. Deficiencies – none. I would not hesitate to use Burleson." Daniel McMindes, USACE Liaison to EPA, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson helped to manage the Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement. They came through and were always available during an ‘energy crisis’ in California. I will continue to work with them."Loreen McMahon, Project Manager - California Public Utilities Commission

"We appreciated Burleson’s great work, re: completing the draft EIR on the scheduled date (it was a tremendous task, but they completed it). All of them put a lot of work into it (it was a true team effort). They should all be proud of this accomplishment given the changes and obstacles encountered along the way, and I cannot thank them enough."Glenn M. Shuder, AIA, CFM, Chief Architect - Project Director, SMUD

"We chose Burleson Consulting because of their experience with the specific project matter in technical and regulatory issues and for their record of excellent communication skills in complex, multiparty projects. They were responsive to the matter and were sensitive to all relationships between the parties involved."Kevin Mayer, PE, Project Manager - USEPA