WGR SOUTHWEST, INC.
Environmental, Health & Safety Consultants
 It’s been one crazy, hectic, and uncertain year. But despite all that, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for! ⁣ —⁣ 🍁Technology that kept us together even during times of social distancing. ⁣ 🍁 Good health, and amazing medical staff who helped during times of not so good health. ⁣ 🍁 Work and job sites which were social distance compliant.⁣ 🍁 100% online Storm Water Awareness Week. ⁣ 🍁Wonderful coworkers, clients, friends, and family.⁣ 🍁 And so so so much more....⁣ —⁣ What are you thankful for this y
Tue November 24, 2020, 11:39 am
 Filtrexx to the rescue! Brought the turbidity down to acceptable levels in one rain event! Pre-Filtrexx turbidity was in the 900’s. Post-Filtrexx turbidity was all below 250. That’s what we call results!
Wed November 18, 2020, 10:57 am
 Anyone else excited for the rainy season? Comment a 💧if you love the rain, or a ☀️ if you prefer sunny weather! ⁣ —⁣ Also, can a rain gauge be found in a more beautiful location than by an old stone wall surround by fall foliage sprinkled with a little bit of snow and frost? Sure is a gorgeous spot to check the rain gauge!
Tue November 17, 2020, 9:57 am
 🎁 The holidays are coming up and we’ve put together a storm water holiday gift guide! Think coworkers, clients, friends, loved ones in the storm water industry, or just something to treat yourself! ⁣ ⁣ 🎁 Tap the link in our bio to access gift guide! Original artwork by @juliaswatercolors
Wed November 11, 2020, 9:42 am
 Inspecting a site on I-80 above Colfax. The chilly fall weather this weekend brought some beautiful frost, ice, snow, and fall colors to this site!
Mon November 9, 2020, 10:57 am
 ✉️ Have you signed up for our newsletter subscriptions? They’re completely free! ✉️⁣ —⁣ We’ve got an industrial themed newsletter - 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬, a construction newsletter - 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐲 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐭, and a municipal newsletter - 𝐔𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐮𝐧𝐨𝐟𝐟! ⁣ —⁣ These newsletters are informative, fun, thought provoking, and have a monthly gift card contest! ⁣ —⁣ Click the link in our bio to subscribe to the newsletters!
Wed October 28, 2020, 9:35 am
 Do storm drains really flow to the river? ⁣ —⁣ Well, the students from the Lodi area, along with the City of Lodi, and WGR Southwest Inc. did a super cool experiment to find out! ⁣ —⁣ Local students created mini trash rafts, and the City and WGR attached a waterproof camera to the rafts and dropped them down a storm drain. The camera captured the footage of the trash’s journey to the river, where our helpers collected the trash raft as it floated out of the storm drain! ⁣ —⁣ 💧💧💧Storm drains do indeed empty into loca
Mon October 19, 2020, 2:44 pm
 This Sunday commemorates the Clean Water Act’s 48th anniversary!!!⁣ —⁣ The Clean Water Act had its early beginnings on a 1956 Mississippi River cruise taken by John Blatnik, the chairman of the House Public Works Committee's Rivers and Harbors Subcommittee. While Blatnik was on the river to assess its locks, dams and levees, he was struck by the river's filth. During the late 1960s, the horrific state of water and environmental pollution (including the infamous fire on the Cuyahoga River caused by an oil slick) continued to be brought
Fri October 16, 2020, 9:35 am
 Is your site winter ready? Here are John Teravskis’ (WGR’s QSP/QSD and Construction General Permit expert) top 5 BMPs for winterizing your site! ⁣ —⁣ 1. Make sure that an effective soil cover has been applied on all completed or inactive areas of soil disturbance. The effective soil cover can be a temporary measure like straw or wood mulch, hydraulic mulch, erosion control mats, crushed rock, plastic sheeting; or it can be permanent covers such as landscaping, asphalt, or concrete surfaces.⁣⁣ 2. Check to see that sediment contro
Thu October 15, 2020, 10:41 am
 Storm season is coming soon. Do you have your sampling kit up-to-date and ready for the first rain event of the season? Here’s some advice from Aaron Ortiz (WGR’s sampling expert) on what you are going to need in your sampling kit…⁣ 🌧An up-to-date COC (chain of custody) placed within a Ziploc bag to keep the document dry.⁣ 🌧Sampling bottles from the laboratory where you have an active account. For the three basic sampling parameters of pH, oil & grease, and total suspended solids (TSS) most laboratories require the following s
Mon October 12, 2020, 3:26 pm
 If you need QSP or QSD training, you've come to the right place. And you don't even have to leave your living room - this sought-after training class is now 100% online, in keeping with CASQA's requirements. But hurry, the class is limited to only 12 students! Happening October 27-29. Register for the class by clicking the link in our bio!
Wed October 7, 2020, 6:59 am
 Last week we had such an awesome time during Storm Water Awareness Week. ⁣ —⁣ Here’s a quick recap of the event:⁣ 25 Virtual Workshops⁣ 600+ Participants⁣ 3 Keynote Workshops Introducing the New State Water Board Industrial and Construction Leads⁣ 25+ Hours of Free Storm Water Education ⁣ —⁣ Plus, if you missed the event, you can still watch all the workshops at stormwaterawareness.org
Wed September 30, 2020, 9:53 am