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​​Engineering Inc., published by the American Council of Engineering Companies, features the rehabilitation of Zedler Mill Dam among its accounts of engineering projects involving historic restoration. The article, in the November-December issue, quotes Project Manager Dustin Mortensen. Read the...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will hold a public hearing on Dec. 14, 2015, to discuss distribution of $6.8 million in emergency flood funding. Gov. Gregg Abbott approved the funding for development of stream gages and floodplain management and planning technical assistance in November.

“The emergency transfer of these funds is imperative to our state’s future in preparing for flooding events,” said Governor Abbott. “It is critical that our state has sophisticated technology and enhanced floodplain planning in place to respond to emergency situations associated with...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) provides multiple, low-interest loan and grant funding opportunities for municipal water/wastewater infrastructure, stormwater, green infrastructure and energy efficiency projects. With the addition of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas, TWDB now has a total of 15 distinct funding programs and has made $19 billion worth of investments in Texas communities. TWDB program rates are often more attractive than those most entities can obtain on the open market!

Over the last two years, the TWDB has made a concerted effort to streamline...

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has provided updates on recent rule proposals and adoptions:

  1. TCEQ 217 Rule Updates and Readoption of 317 – These changes were approved by the commission and became effective on November 26, 2015. TCEQ 317 is being readopted by TCEQ to govern existing wastewater treatment plants that have not been upgraded since the adoption of the 217 rules. Once these plants
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WateReuse, an organization focused on alternative water supply development, developed a Global Connections Map, which “spotlights some of the ways in which water is used and reused across the globe for potable reuse.”

Featured on the map:...

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Freese and Nichols is attending the North Carolina American Water Works Association and the North Carolina Water Environment Association (NC AWWA-WEA) Annual Conference, November 15-18 in Raleigh. Join us at the conference golf tournament on Sunday, where we are a sponsor. During the conference, stop by booth 341 at the arena entrance to meet our professionals or catch us at our presentations:

Monday, Nov. 16
9:15 a.m. | Troubleshooting Problematic Chlorine Mixing Dynamics with CFD Analysis...

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Mike Shiflett and Marc Miller, both Freese and Nichols geotechnical professionals, along with Brad Kirksey, one of Freese and Nichols’ dams professionals, presented a seminar on Dam Safety to a sold-out crowd on September 30. The seminar took place at the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) with more than 50 people in attendance. Attendees included public sector employees and consultants from across the state.

The six-hour class included presentations on types of dams and inspections, risk assessments, geotechnical investigations, monitoring and instrumentation, as well as case...

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Employees in our Central Region's Treatment, Transmission and Utilities Group joined the City of Hutto and Brazos River Authority at the groundbreaking for the new South Wastewater Treatment Plant for the City of Hutto, Texas in August. The new plant has an average daily flow capacity of 2.0 MGD with a peak flow capacity of 8.0 MGD. Construction is underway and is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.

You may remember hearing about Hutto in our news a few years...

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