MineWater LLC was founded in 2016 by Joseph Harrington.  MineWater solves water issues related to mine sites, particularly arising from the mobility of dissolved heavy metals. We maintain relationships with the community, regulators, financing partners, our affiliated senior professionals and valued service providers to ensure that our proposed solutions work for all stakeholders, are implementable, and create value. 

MineWater conducts in-situ and conventional water treatment at mine sites in North America. MineWater can rapidly deploy water treatment strategies at complex sites, and with its partners and affilates can develop public-private-partnerships and other financing mechanisms to facilitate solutions.

MineWater designs unique solutions for conventional water treatment issues such as acid rock drainage, electrolyte wastes and groundwater plumes. MineWater finances much of its services including water resource development, strategic options for waste disposal and recycling, precipitation of metals and other dissolved and suspended solids (including lime and lime-based sludge handling), reverse osmosis specializing in brine disposal alternatives, and other standard and innovative strategies for water treatment.

MineWater is a small business with locations in Northglenn, Alma, and Aurora Colorado.   MineWater staff and affiliated professionals include:

Joseph G. Harrington
Founder and President

After initial testing at the J.R. Simplot fertilizer complex in Pocatello Idaho, Mr. Harrington was awarded 6 US patents and related patents in 23 countries for in situ metals immobilization technologies in underground mines, pit lakes and groundwater impacted by mine wastes. Joe founded Green World Science in 1997 and commercialized these technologies, while completing technology licensing agreements with Arcadis, ALM Group, Alexco, Kennecott, Kinross, Phelps Dodge, Newmont and numerous other companies.

Mr. Harrington completed undergraduate and post graduate training at the University of Idaho in microbiology, metallurgy and chemistry. He has served on numerous boards and as an advisor to the boards of Energy Metals Corp, Golden Predator, Till Capital, and enCore Energy.

David E. Sanger
Field Superintendent

Mr. Sanger served as the maintenance superintendent for Asarco at the Globe Smelter for 30 years, and as field supervisor for Alexco Environmental Group. Mr. Sanger is HAZWOPER trained, certified welder/fitter and is expert in field fabrication and design on the go.

Tony Marlar
Site Manager

Mr. Marlar has 20 years experience in power plant operations, preventive maintenance and industrial operations, and is a master mechanic for heavy equipment.

Tony has thousands of hours and is a US Army-trained helicopter pilot.