There's no doubting that the world is witnessing climate change in popular media, at home, and at work. The scientific community has reached a consensus that it was caused by human activity. Temperatures are rising, storms are becoming more powerful and frequent, coastal regions are flooding more frequently, and sea levels are rising. All of this is cause for concern.

Because of their industry’s connections to the areas most immediately affected by climate change, dredging companies are intimately aware of the effects of climate change.

Understanding the types of dredgers

Linking Dredging And Climate Change

The use of fossil fuel-based machinery and engines has undoubtedly been the most significant factor in the current era's climate change. Dredges are a type of machine that is used to dig tunnels. While many businesses have switched to greener technology, it's nevertheless true that many others continue to utilize these dredges.

Many corporations are working to limit the amount of carbon dioxide generated as a by-product of fossil fuel combustion engine operation. Many dredging firms are fully conscious of their gasoline use and by-product production. That's why dredging companies are collaborating with other sectors and fields to reduce their fossil fuel usage or find alternatives that will liberate them from dependency on carbon-based fuels.

Using Dredging To Minimize The Effects Of Climate Change

While there’s no denying that gas-based dredgers are having an impact on the health of the environment, in many cases, the work these dredgers are doing has an equally positive impact. Dredging is particularly common along coastlines, rivers, ports and harbors, lakes, and ponds.

All of these areas are being affected by rising sea levels and the increased levels of precipitation resulting from more frequent storms. These storms can lead to dangerous floods that can wipe away entire communities. Dredges are used to create an infrastructure that channels these floodwaters harmlessly away from homes and businesses, as well as ensuring critical waterways are not flooded or washed out.

Dredging is also being used in beach reclamation projects, environmental remediation efforts, and even to help with habitat development for native fish and wildlife. Each of these uses ensures that humans are living responsibly within their local environments.

Utilizing The Environment In Dredging Projects

In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for dredgers to be used to cut away huge swaths of the earth. Projects like the Suez and Panama canals dramatically reshaped the environment in these regions. While they were, and still are, engineering marvels, similar projects today are not considered environmentally friendly, and with good reason.

Instead, dredging companies are taking closer looks at the natural landscape that surrounds each of their work sites to see how they can use existing features to enhance the effectiveness of their projects, while simultaneously limiting the amount of material they have to remove from the site.

Sharing Your Commitment To Eco-Friendly Practices

We stand apart from competing dredging companies for a lot of reasons, but most notably is our continued commitment to sustainable dredging practices and eco-friendly projects. It starts with our site visits, where a skilled surveyor examines the environment of the work site to discern what the project will entail.

From there, our surveyors conduct a hazard assessment to check for features or hazards that would imperil anyone working on the project, or the surrounding environment. We then pan for the best disposal of dredged soils and materials to ensure that potentially toxic materials are disposed of properly.

If you’re looking for a detail-oriented dredging company to assist you in your next project, it’s time to connect with U.S Aqua Services. We proudly offer a variety of services in addition to our dredge equipment rental programs. Contact us today.

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About U.S. Aqua Services

U.S. Aqua Services was created to support the dredging process in advancing commerce and responding to its many challenges. To accomplish this, our dredging company assembled an exceptional group of experienced individuals and a diverse inventory of dredge equipment and excavator dredge pumps.

We offer dredging equipment rental services so you can have access to the latest and greatest in dredging technology without having to pay to maintain it, transport, and store it, along with dewatering services.

With an emphasis on mobility, dependability, durability, diversity, efficiency, and safety, our dredging rental company can ensure that our different types of dredging systems are easy to move through any terrain and can work in the most rugged and remote environments. Our multi-function hydraulic systems are built with jetting and mechanical options that can efficiently move loose sediment or stiff layers of clay.

US Aqua services also and maintains a ready fleet of amphibious equipment capable of completing dredging projects in some of the harshest and most remote environments. U.S Aqua is also the dealer for Louisiana of the amphibious vehicle Fat Truck. No matter the size or scope of the job or the remoteness of your work location, you can rely on Fat Truck’s industrial off-road utility vehicles to get the job done right.