Working With Tailwater Systems

Steps of Engagement

The first step in engaging with our company is to tell us about your problem or business challenge. The kind of things we want to know include flow rates, concentration of chemicals you want removed (e.g. nitrate, chloride, sodium), and other information that describes the concentration of cations and anions in your water.

Next, tell us what your goals are – for example, “we need to meet the 10mg/L nitrate discharge requirement”. This step can alter the size and scope of our system. For example, in some areas, growers can remove some of the nitrate (not all) from their drainage and then pump the treated water to grass barrier strips for final NO3 removal.

The third step is a discussion about budget, time frame, and ownership.

Ways to Engage

There are three ways to engage with us once you decide that our system is the best solution for your problems.

  • Purchase
  • Subscription
  • Licensing

To start a conversation, give us a call or, fill our contact form and tell us what problems you need solved.

TWS Staff Members Installing Pumps
MBBR Loading with Tractor

Purchasing one of our systems means that you are responsible for its day to day operation, and maintenance. Tailwater can provide a range of support contracts from “none” to a monthly and annual checkup of the systems performance. This approach is best for companies that have a staff member that is familiar with water treatment components such as pumps, valves, and some chemistry.

A subscription approach means that Tailwater is responsible for all maintenance and normal repairs and equipment replacement. Similar to a lease, an initial payment pays for the installation of the system. The subscription monthly payment then pays for all ongoing support. This approach is best for smaller firms that do not have enough staff or time to manage the system.

Since seeking patent and trademark protection is a key strategy for the company, larger firms with multi-state/country operations can pursue a license to our existing, in-process, and future patents. A support contract can also be negotiated to ensure staff is kept up to date on improvements, innovations, and techniques.