Water is not a commodity:
it is a prized resource that we all must protect.
Farmers, industry, cities, states and the federal government, as well as countries around the world, are in conflict over the increased demand for limited water supplies. Climatic changes, largely unpredictable, threaten to further exacerbate the instability of water resources. Without our action, there can be no relief.
In an effort to help meet growing demands and regulations being placed on available water supplies, many communities throughout the United States and the world are turning to water reclamation and reuse strategies.
Water reclamation and reuse technologies offer effective means to conserving our limited high-quality freshwater supplies while helping to meet the ever-growing demands for water.
Heritage Systems understands and is committed to preserving the quality and quantity of our water supply. That is why we have partnered with some of the most forward-thinking companies in, and serving, the wine industry, whose consumption of water is under increasing scrutiny.
In a joint venture to design, build, and operate water treatment systems that allow wineries to reuse their wash water many times, we cofounded Kantharos Process Water Systems, LLC. This was preceded by three years of research and development of a new, green technology, followed by a 12-month winery pilot study with collaborators Jackson Family Wines, Riechers Spence & Associates, and the University of California, Davis (UCD).
The results of exhaustive testing, reviewed and validated by UCD, proved that we can recondition and reuse winery and other process wastewater that will result in a 70% to 90% reduction in overall water usage. Significant reductions in natural gas, propane, electricity and the carbon footprint also have been authenticated.
A nation that fails to plan intelligently for the development and protection of its precious waters will be condemned to wither because of its shortsightedness. The hard lessons of history are clear, written on the deserted sands and ruins of once proud civilizations. Lyndon B. Johnson