Environmental Consulting Portfolio

Our Portfolio of Environmental Consulting Projects comes from the private, public and institutional sectors. Our environmental consulting is generally focused on agriculture, irrigation, stormwater treatment and detention, and general logistical sustainability. We also perform wetlands mitigations.

As a company that is centered on making our communities develop while remaining responsible and sustainable, this is one of our strong points. Our experience has covered not only consulting, but a wide range of data colletction; which equips us with valuable knowledge during a time when people are generally becoming interested in sustainability and restoring our environment.


Irrigation Season Water Balance - Central Utah

Since 1987, MetaWorld Civil's staff has been contracted by the Utah Power Company to consult them regarding the most efficient and environmentally sustainable use of their saline wastewater. Saline wastewater is a by-product of coal power plants. If this wastewater is not effectively managed, it could contaminate water supplies and destroy agricultural fields. Proper management requires consistent monitoring and effective application of the wastewater.

Our staff was responsible for prescribing the distribution of saline wastewater (a by-product of coal power plants), monitoring the effects on the soil and groundwater, and updating application methods as necessary. Seemingly simple, this task is incredibley complex. If the wastewater sits too long in a detention pond, it begins to contaminate the soil and eventually reaches the groundwater. If it is distributed too quickly, the results could be contamination elsewhere, or the killing of crops if used for irrigation. The complexity of managing the wastewater included not only preserving soil and water both where the wastewater was stored and where it was distributed, it also involved determining the proper crops that could be harvested using saline wastewater without negative impacts resultant from the use of said crops.

It was determined that if distributed properly, saline wastewater could be used to irrigate and cultivate alfalfa, which could be used to feed cattle without negative impacts to the plant,soil or animal; due to alfalfa's natural ability to break down the waste. The fact that the monitoring and distribution of this wastewater has been the responsibility our staff members for about two and a half decades attest to our knowledge and effectiveness in sustainable development.

Climactic Impacts of Proposed Jordanelle Reservior - Wasatch County, UT

The Jordanelle Reservior is a 360,000+ acre-foot reservior comissioned by the United Statese Bereau of Reclamation. The reservior has a surface area greater than 3,300 acres and required the realignment of two state highways (US 40 and US 189). The improvement also includes large areas of artificial wetlands to mitigate the impacts.

Due to the size of the reservior, the climate in the area and the proximiy to state routes, it was imperitive to be aware of the probable impacts. A member of our team was comissioned to forecast the fog that would be resultant of the new reservior, and consult as to the required elevation of US 40 and US 189 such thtat the fog does not interfere with vehicular traffic.

Ultimately, the reservior was constructed and the roads placed at an elevation where motorists could safely travel without visibility restrictions due to fog. Since that time, the Jordanelle State Park has been opened in the area and it offers a unique blend of recreational and protected land.

Agricultural Application of Saline Wastewater

Metaworld staff was invited by the Water Division of the Power Ministry of Iran to consult on the environmental management and use of saline wastewater for agricultural purposes. Already proven in the field, and having taught at the University level in Iran, Dr. Malek was the perfect expert to assist.

Dr. Malek lead a series of seminars in which he presented the findings of his research and taught the theory behind his methods of application. This forum was very unique as our staff served in a capacity in which they taught innovative methods that have proven to be effective, to other experts in the field. Not to mention, it was an opportunity to educate a large group of influential individuals of the benefits of environmentally sustainable solutions.

Evapotranspiration in Sub-Tropical Regions - Miami, FL

This was a project in which MetaWorld Civil staff was commissioned to supervise the installation of weather stations in Miami, FL. The United Stated Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) funded the project for research purposes.

The installation of a weather station is a complicated task requiring the mechanical knowledge to assemble it, as well as the ability to test and interpret the data received. Sensors on these stations are sensitive by nature of their functionality, and if installed incorrectly, can provide incorrect data. Installation requires calibrating the data recieved and making adjustments until all instruments read correctly.

Our staff members' documented success in understanding the nature of weather station installation and data interpretation proved very valuable to ensuring the proper installation of these weather stations.