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Public Works Project of the Year

American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter

The Lake Texoma-to-Wylie WTP Pipeline Extension was selected as a Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association - Texas Chapter.

Category: Disaster or Emergency Construction/ Repair, greater than $75 million

Client: North Texas Municipal Water District

Location: From Lake Texoma, on the Texas-Oklahoma border, to Wylie, northeast of Dallas

Project Manager: Jeff Payne, Transmission and Utilities East, Dallas

Summary: This project was a response to two emergencies: the arrival of invasive zebra mussels in Lake Texoma and the loss of 25 percent of raw water supply due to drought. It involved 48 miles of 84-inch and 96-inch pipeline, a 240-million-gallon earthen balancing reservoir, and modifications to four water treatment plants. Our team designed the project on a highly accelerated schedule of 13 months.

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