Recent News

WRI Wins 6th JEA Environmental Stewardship Award

Monday, June 8, 2015 by wrijax

In maintaining our commitment to exceeding regulatory standards, Water Recovery, LLC has once again earned the JEA Environmental Stewardship Award for achieving perfect regulatory compliance for one full calendar year. WRI was recognized at an award ceremony by JEA for ZERO permit violations for the entire 2014 calendar year. In addition to accepting JEA's Platinum Award for Environmental Excellence in 2008, Water Recovery, LLC has earned six Environmental Stewardship Awards in the last eight years. As demonstrated by WRI's award winning environmental stewardship, WRI differentiates itself from our competition by our superior record. Our company remains firmly committed to unmatched performance in operating safety and surpassing environmental standards.

WRI 6th EA

WRI receives Annual Inspection for Categorial Industrial User Discharge Permit #099

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by wrijax

To view full permit, please click here...

Marathon Petroleum Company CHWMEG's 2013 Review Process

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by wrijax

Water Recovery participated in CHWMEG's 2013 review process and allowed the representatives access to our Jacksonville facility. The information provided in the report was vital to Marathon's Environmental Stewardship Program and their resources and time management. Water Recovery is a valued waste vendor, Marathon appreciated our assistance in making the program more efficient. The details provided highlighted our facility operations, waste acceptance, and history, and allowed Marathon to better understand Water Recovery as a company.

To see the actual letter, please click here...

WRI Vice President, Greg Reynolds, named Chairman of the FCMA EHS Committee

Thursday, December 1, 2011 by wrijax

Water Recovery LLC (WRI) Vice President, Greg Reynolds, has been reappointed Chairman of the First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) committee.  Greg will be supported by Ken Wilkey, of Anheuser-Busch, who will serve as assistant chairman.

Water Recovery is an active member of FCMA, and as a resident of the First Coast, we appreciate the opportunity to contribute to this influential organization.

For more information on the FCMA, please visit the FCMA website, .

To read the letter appointing Mr. Reynolds to the EHS Committee, please click here.

WRI passes 2011 JEA Inspection with no permit violations

Monday, October 10, 2011 by wrijax

On September 22nd, 2011, WRI's regulator, JEA conducted it's annual audit and inspection of our facility.  The purpose of this inspection was to examine WRI's treatment processes, chemical storage, waste disposal, and records of compliance with our JEA Industrial User Permit.

The finding's of the inspection were completed on October 10th, and WRI is excited to announce we passed the inspection with no permit violations!  We are committed to our reputation for industry leading regulatory compliance, and we look forward to continuing this trend into 2012.

If you would like to schedule an audit of our facility, or would like to recieve more information on our plant and services, please visit our contact-us page, and request more information.

Please click here to see a copy of our Annual Inspection letter from JEA.

Environmental Stewardship Gaining Prominence

Friday, August 5, 2011 by Administrator

Exerpt below: From the article, written by Marcia Mattson, JAXPORT magazine:


Both port and industry are embracing the importance of protecting the environment in Northeast Florida while also servicing business needs.

To preserve and protect the environment in which the port operates, JAXPORT supports several organizations and events throughout Northeast Florida, including the Tree Hill Nature Center, Greenscape of Jacksonville, and the Academy of Coastal and Environmental Sciences (ACES), in addition to programs to protect the North Atlantic Right Whale and West Indian Manatee.

JAXPORT actively participates in the Annual Right Whale Festival, an event that teaches children and the community about the annual migration of the whales and measures in place to protect them.

The port also has an operating procedure in place to protect manatees, and designs its facilities to provide water "roadways" for marine life to move to safety if they happen to be swimming between a docking ship and the berth.

"At JAXPORT, we're committed to protecting the environment, and we also encourage anyone bringing a ship in or out of this harbor to do what's environmentally right," said David Stubbs, JAXPORT Director of Properties and Environmental Compliance.

JAXPORT and its tenants adhere to all local, state and federal environmental regulations.   While local, state and federal agencies enforce environmental laws, service providers like Moran Environmental Recovery (MER) assist port businesses with their environmental needs.

"We focus on being prepared to enter both planned and emergency response situations so that our workers and the public are safe from harm, and so we can quickly and efficiently conduct work that first prevents any impacts to the environment and then helps to clean up existing areas," said Jay Daniel, MER Regional Vice President.

MER expanded in January with the acquisition of Water Recovery, LLC (WRI), and again in May with the addition of oil spill removal organization Jacksonville Pollution Control (JPC).  Moran Towing Corporation is a partial owner as well as valued business partner of MER.

WRI is a Jacksonville centralized waste water treatment plant that specializes in non-hazardous industrial waste water transportation, treatment and disposal.  The plant is also fully integrated and permitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a used oil recycling facility.

"Our staff is truly committed to WRI's reputation for honesty, integrity, and industry leading regulatory compliance," said Greg Reynolds, WRI's Vice President and General Manager.

In the past four years, WRI has won three consecutive Environmental Stewardship awards from local electric authority JEA, and in 2008, was honored with JEA's highest award, the Platinum Award for Environmental, Excellence.  The partnership allows MER to provide services that include integrated waste management by specialists in the industry.


For a complete copy of the article, written by Marcia Mattson of JAXPORT magazine,  please click here
For a copy of JAXPORT Magazine, Summer 2011 Edition, please visit the JAXPORT website


JPC joins WRI in the MER family of companies

Monday, May 23, 2011 by Administrator

Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC (MER) announced today the acquisition of Jacksonville Pollution Control, Inc, a long established Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) in the Northeast Florida market.

Jacksonville Pollution Control (JPC) was established by the late Earl Edenfield, in part to service the membership of Jacksonville Spillage Control, an oil spill cooperative, which was created in 1973 as the first of its kind in the United States.  In addition to providing OSRO services to the cooperative, JPC provides routine industrial cleaning and response services to a number of clients throughout the Jacksonville area.

"We are excited to have Jacksonville Pollution Control become part of the MER family of companies. JPC is an excellent fit with our nationally-recognized oil spill response capabilities, and we look forward to continuing the legacy built by Mr. Edenfield and his dedicated employees over their many years of operation", commented Brian House, President & Chief Executive Officer of MER.

JPC will operate as a subsidiary of MER, and will continue to service clients and contracts under its existing Jacksonville Pollution Control brand.  Bob Steffens, a 20 year veteran of JPC has been appointed General Manager, and will continue to oversee daily operations.

MER Acquires Water Recovery LLC (WRI)

Sunday, April 10, 2011 by Administrator

Moran Environmental Recovery LLC (MER) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Water Recovery LLC (WRI), a centralized waste water treatment facility and used oil processor located in Jacksonville, Florida.  As a provider of integrated industrial and environmental services, MER has long recognized the benefit of having cradle to grave control over the non-hazardous waste waters generated by MER's broad client base.  Water Recovery has demonstrated a long history of excellence in both regulatory compliance and financial assurance.  "This is an outstanding way to celebrate our 10 year anniversary," remarked Water Recovery's founder and former President Steven Jenkins.  "A well executed business plan has been realized through the efforts of MER, along with numerous company employees, regulators, and business partners.  We believe this business model has and will continue to benefit the community for years to come.

The transition to MER will be seamless to the client base.  Greg Reynolds will remain in his capacity as Vice President and General Manager of WRI.  He will oversee all aspects of the operation, and the facility will continue to operate under the Water Recovery brand.  MER President and CEO Brian House commented, "We have formalized a strategic partnership that has previously earned the confidence of our clients and regulatory agencies alike.  Moving forward, our goal is to assist Water Recovery in the pursuit of new opportunities, not only in Jacksonville but in an expanded southeast coast marketplace."

WRI Wins the JEA Environmental Stewardship Award 5/08

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by Administrator

Water Recovery, Inc. received the JEA IP Environmental Stewardship Award for achieving perfect regulatory compliance for one full calendar year.  Water Recovery, Inc. is the only Centralized Wastewater Treatment (CWT) Facility in the history of JEA to achieve perfect regulatory compliance.