Treatment and Recycling Facilities


Reams Construction Co. (RCC) offers treatment and recycling services  for Exploration and Production (E&P) generated waste from down hole  sources including:

  •  produced water
  • pit water
  • frac water
  • flowback 
  • drilling fluids 
  • Petroleum Contaminated Soils (PCS) 
  • inverted mud (oil based)
  • polymer based mud
  • drill cuttings
  • frac sands  
  • tank bottoms

 Our facility is constantly undergoing expansion as  well as maintaining compliance with Colorado Department of Public Health  & Environment (CDPHE) to accommodate the changing requirements of  gas and oil exploration.

You are protected through a pristine chain of custody ensuring that the waste stream is properly tracked.  Rest assured that our fully trained drivers and  site attendants accept only permitted waste streams.


History of the Treatment and Recycling Facility

Since 2004 Reams Construction Co. has designed and constructed their  unique facility to be an environmentally sound model in the E&P  treatment and recycling industry. We strive to not only meet regulations  but to exceed them, and plan on further expanding the facility while  implementing new, environmentally friendly technology.

The facility is built on an area that is geologically sound for  Exploration and Production (E&P) wastewater treatment.  The 80 Pond Evaporative Facility  is located on Hwy. 141, 4.5 miles southeast of Naturita, Colorado. The  12.5-acre operational area consists of a receiving area, a tank farm,  five impoundments and three land farm cells. 

Special Responsibilities of the Facility

  • Records of all waste are maintained for at least three years 
  • E&P water is sampled before being discharged into the facility.
  • A berm is constructed around the entire facility for waste and storm water containment.
  • Monitoring wells around the perimeter of the facility are used to  periodically test the water table surrounding the facility in order to  detect any changes.

Strengths of the Facility

Family owned Reams Ranch has the third water right on the San  Miguel River and all water rights to nearby Naturita Creek, ensuring you will always have access to a fresh water  source. Our primary pump station is located approximately 1 mile north  of the facility on Naturita Creek. During droughts, pump stations are  available on ranch property approximately 5 miles north of the facility  at the Tomcat Gravel Pit, at the main ranch buildings on the San Miguel  River, and approximately 10 miles east of the facility on Naturita Creek  near Redvale, Colorado.