Providing and managing an adequate supply of water continues to be one of the most challenging governmental functions in today’s world. With a heavy impact on the economy and quality of life made worse by drought and a growing population, effective water management needs to be certain, efficient, and cost-effective for local communities to develop and prosper.
“Quality of life for a community both now and in the future is our goal,” said Stephen E. O’Day, partner and head of the sustainability practice at Smith, Gambrell & Russell. “We have a tremendous opportunity to help communities thrive and control the cost of water supply through state of the art information management and phased implementation of available water resources – when and as needed to maximize efficient use of financial and natural resources.”
Three Atlanta-based firms – NewFields, River To Tap (R2T) Inc. and Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP – have joined together to create the Smart Water Grid™. The initiative taps into each organization’s core strengths, offering a comprehensive range of engineering, environmental, legal, and decision-making services to present water management solutions specific to a community’s resources and needs over time.