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If you have a project included in the 2013 Draft Intended Use Plan, please double check that it is represented correctly in the 2013 Draft Intended Use Plan. The deadline to submit comments to the Texas Water Development Board is February 13, 2013 by 5:00 PM. 

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The City of Aledo experienced a population boom in the mid-1990s and has continued to grow at an unprecedented rate. In 2007, the City of Aledo began the process to secure funding through the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for a new wastewater treatment plant. Then in 2008, Aledo asked Freese and Nichols to assist the City with the funding, design and construction of a new, larger wastewater treatment plant. Freese and Nichols and the City pursued the TWDB CWSRF. The CWSRF is a low-interest loan that...

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 20 marked completion of Bee Cave Parkway and the culmination of more than a decade of work for Freese and Nichols.

About Bee Cave Parkway

Bee Cave Parkway is a new four-lane thoroughfare in Bee Cave, west of Austin, that relieves congestion on two highways and provides access to a park, a music venue and future residential developments. The project began in 2001 with preliminary alignments and continued with the...

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Don't forget to register for "Low Impact Development (LID) in Houston", a workshop offered by the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University. This one-day event on Feb. 26 will cover the theory and practice of LID for Houston and will host a distinguished group of speakers that includes academia. The workshop flyer can be downloaded here.

This workshop is open to all engineers, architects, planners, developers, city and...

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The Texas Legislature is back in session!  You can find updates on proposed infrastructure bills and other legislative activity on a variety of websites, including:

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This article is an update regarding the July 9, 2012 post Harley Avenue Realignment.

Construction is nearly complete on the Harley Avenue Paving and Drainage Improvements ​in the Fort Worth Cultural District. The project is set to be open for traffic this week for the 2013 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Freese and Nichols designed the project along with subconsultant Dunaway Associates.

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Brief summary of court action

A U.S. District judge ruled on January 3 that the Clean Water Act does not allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate water as a water pollutant or a pollutant surrogate, and thus the amount of flow cannot be restricted by EPA for water quality protection purposes. EPA had implemented flow volume controls as a proxy to reduce sediment issues in an impaired tributary of the Potomac River in Virginia, and had been trying to implement volume controls as part of total maximum daily load (TMDL) limits in this instance....

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Congratulations to Katie Hogan, Justin Oswald, Jill Trevino, and Chris Wilde, who are now Professional Engineers. Hogan, Oswald, and Trevino passed the eight-hour exam administered in October by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, and Wilde passed the exam in April.

Katie Hogan is a Stormwater Engineer in the Dallas office. Katie’s experience includes capital improvement plans for various cities, 2D modeling using XP-SWMM, and advanced hydraulic modeling using unsteady HEC-RAS.

Justin Oswald is a Stormwater Engineer in the Fort...

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