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Reuse has been widely implemented in recent years, but many times capital cost is a barrier to implementing reuse systems. Even after overcoming capital cost, water suppliers are sometimes at a loss when determining appropriate rate structures for reuse customers that will benefit both the customers and the supplier.

American Water Works Association (AWWA) Manual M1 Principles of Water Rates, Fees, and Charges has long been the gold standard for water suppliers in determining what rates to...

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Congratulations to our two new Professional Engineers – Evan Burn, Stormwater, Dallas, and Ashley Poe, Water Resource Planning/Stormwater, Houston. Both passed the eight-hour exam administered in October by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

Freese and Nichols now has 193 employees licensed as Professional Engineers in Texas, 36 licensed in Oklahoma, 28 licensed in North Carolina, and 16 licensed in Georgia.

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H2O Counts is an initiative here at FNI to identify, monitor, and disseminate information related to water conservation efforts across the United States. Our Water Resource Planners are continuously looking for ways to conserve water before investing in expensive water supply projects. The H2O Counts article series will include information that is relevant to ongoing and/or future water conservation efforts.

Visit the Texas city websites below to learn about their Water Conservation Incentive and Rebate Programs. Most programs...

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Congratulations to Luke Andreasen, Engineer II, Oklahoma, who became a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM.) Luke passed an exam to receive the certification, which is issued by the Oklahoma Floodplain Management Association.​ ​​​

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The Texas Emergency GIS Response Team (EGRT) is having a training class on Friday, March 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Freese & Nichols office in Austin. This in-person class is provided to you for free. Please bring a laptop and EGRT can provide a 1-year ArcGIS license if you need. 

Once you complete training the time commitment is minimal until you are needed. You may be asked to volunteer for a 6-hour shift in a local or regional ...

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is holding an MS4 Stakeholder meeting Tuesday, March 21 to begin efforts related to the TPDES Phase II MS4 General Permit renewal due December 2018. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at TCEQ headquarters located at 12100 Park 35 Circle; Building E; Conference Room 201S in Austin, Texas. The meeting will also be broadcast online at http://www.texasadmin.com/tceqs.shtml

Cities, counties, municipal utility districts,...

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About 140 students were in attendance as Water and Wastewater Treatment Group Manager David Jackson  presented alongside John Bennett of Trinity River Authority (TRA) at Tarrant County College's STEM Lecture Series on Careers in Clean Water

David and John's presentation included career opportunities, engineering applications and facility operations of water resources recovery facilities. 

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Over 500 were in attendance as the Dallas and Preston Trail Chapters of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) awarded Division Manager Kevin Johnson with the Preston Trail Engineer of the Year Award on Thursday, Feb. 17. The Chapters honored Kevin during their TSPE ...

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