PureBlue’s process and implementation strategies will be prioritized by geography (e.g. county, state, or nation) and to one or multiple application groups, e.g. commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal, communal or residential. We expect to adjust our approach, communications, and solutions to meet the technical, economic, social, and cultural distinctions between application groups and, less so, by U.S. location. Solving water quality challenges is more distinct between ports and farms that it is between ports in Seattle and Boston. The nature of the water to be treated, retained, monitored, and managed is distinct between applications.
To illustrate distinctions between application groups, let’s compare water and pollutant management at ports versus dairy farms. Many ports focus on managing petroleum and heavy metals in stormwater runoff while dairy farms focus on nutrient reduction (e.g. nitrogen and phosphorus) in manure waters. Furthermore the physical property layouts between application groups are quite distinct; the Port of Seattle has stormwater across more than 1 million square feet of waterfront property while medium-large farms manage 0.3-3.0 million gallons per day of wastewater (manure wash) in dairy lagoons, and small industrial manufacturers (e.g. auto shops or metals machiners) have extremely high concentrations of zinc, copper, and petroleum in their stormwater runoff across less than one acre of impervious pavement.