Public Works Project of the Year
American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter
The Highlands Reservoir Rehabilitation and Improvements was selected as a Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association - Texas Chapter.
Category: Structures, $5 million-$25 million
Client: San Jacinto River Authority
Location: Harris County, east of Houston
Project Manager: Cody Cockroft, Water Resources, Houston
Summary: This project rehabilitated and improved the deteroriating dam at Highlands Reservoir, which provides water for major petrochemical facilities. Our team raised 9,600 feet of embankment and armored 13,500 feet of slope; replaced a nonfuctional emergency spillway and inoperable outlet structures; and expanded the reservoir storage capacity by 1,000 acre-feet. Their innovative measures saved nearly $2 million (23 percent) from original cost estimates.