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Somnath Chilukuri, P.E., has joined Freese and Nichols as a senior project manager for our Southeast Texas Treatment, Transmission and Utilities Group. Based in Pearland, Somnath will expand our ability to serve municipalities throughout the region with a wide range of water and wastewater infrastructure services.

“As Southeast Texas continues experiencing rapid growth, more cities are seeking cost-effective solutions for expanding their water and...

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The Texas Water Foundation will be hosting two water conservation symposiums next month. 

The Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium, Conservation Works! Building Programs from Simple to Sophisticated, will take place on Thursday, February 2 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Canyon View Event Center in Austin. Highlights of this symposium include national trends in water efficiency, building and tracking conservation programs, rainwater harvesting programs and conservation tools.

The 6th Annual Gulf Coast Water...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now requesting Letters of Interest for water infrastructure projects from state, local, and tribal governments; private entities; partnerships; and State Revolving Fund programs across the country for consideration under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Eligible projects include traditional water and wastewater projects as well as resiliency projects including desalination, aquifer recharge, water recycling and drought mitigation projects. 

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is now requesting project information forms to be considered for the Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds for the 2018 State Fiscal Year. This program provides funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects include storm/flood water.  Loan forgiveness may be available for entities that are considered disadvantaged or those that include green infrastructure. 

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced that it will open the application period for the 2017 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program on December 1. Entities may submit applications until February 3, 2017 using TWDB’s abridged online application or by paper-copy.

As a reminder, to be eligible for SWIFT funding, projects must...

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Join Jason Afinowicz, P.E., Freese and Nichols Associate and Project Manager in our Southeast Division Water Resources Group, at the SWIFT Funding Workshop: Focus on Water Conservation, December 15, 2016, at the William B. Travis Bldg. in Richmond, Texas. This workshop will provide an overview of...

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Congratulations to Jessica Brown, Water and Wastewater Master Planning, Fort Worth, on becoming a member of the Texas A&M Civil Engineering Advisory Council​

At career day in 6th grade, Jessica was told, "girls don't go into engineering." Sounds like a challenge that Jessica took to heart! She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has grown her 19-year career as a successful

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced funding opportunities to help communities, river authorities, Indian Tribes, water districts, etc. strive for clean, reliable and sustainable water supplies. Funding is focused on the advancement of water reclamation, desalination, and drought resiliency. Detailed information regarding each funding opportunity can be found at www.grants.gov and searching for the opportunity number.

  • WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Study (BOR-
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