Los Angeles World Airports, which manages Los Angeles International Airport, Van Nuys Airport and Ontario International Airport, has awarded a three-year, $5 million contract to Alta Environmental to ensure the airports comply with California’s industrial storm water permit.
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, under the state permit, require Los Angeles World Airports to perform storm water monitoring at the airport facilities, using automated flow and sampling equipment.
Alta says the airports’ needed to replace their existing equipment with a more robust remote telemetry system to increase system reliability.
As part of this, Alta’s work will include procurement and installation of 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, development of installation diagrams, standard operating procedures. The company will also train airport staff on the remote operation of the equipment.
Additionally, Alta will conduct the monitoring, manage the laboratory analyses, and prepare annual reports for each facility.
Alta has also been contracted to conduct hazardous waste management training for approximately 200 LAWA employees for the second consecutive year.
In 2010, LAWA began tracking emissions at the airports via a “FastTrack” enterprise carbon accounting software.