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Part of the North Texas Stormwater Group took a tour of vendor Hanson Pipe in Grand Prairie last month. The field trip, organized by Stormwater Project Manager Thomas Caffarel, allowed the group to better understand the manufacturing of the concrete pipes and boxes that they design for drainage projects. They also learned about typical lead times Hanson needs in order to fabricate special products, which will help the group better organize clients' schedules and overall project costs.


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Co-authored by Evan Burn, EIT, and Lesley Brooks, P.E., CFM

Kilgore Storm Sewer Master PlanThe City of Kilgore was facing flooding and other issues in the downtown area related to aging storm sewer infrastructure. In addition, staff members who had recently joined the team were not as familiar with the existing infrastructure and wanted to gain more insight into what was in place. To address these issues, the City turned to Freese and Nichols to create a Downtown...

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TagsFlooding, Stormwater, GIS,

Earlier this year, Kelly Dillard, Freese and Nichols Stormwater Group Manager, and Erika Nordstrom, Water Resources Design Engineer, alongside Greg Simmons, City of Fort Worth Stormwater Division, presented “We Hear You! The City of Fort Worth Stormwater Division Addresses Development Review Concerns,” a presentation discussing the joint effort between the City and the development community in improving the drainage review process at the City of Fort Worth.

In 2006, the City of Fort Worth adopted the iSWM Criteria Manual for Site Development and Construction as the drainage...

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The 16th Annual EPA Region 6 Conference is coming up soon in Fort Worth, from July 27 to August 1. Don't miss these Freese and Nichols papers, presentations and posters.

Wednesday, July 30

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A bill, HB 3289, has been introduced in the Texas Legislature regarding “the licensing of professionals engaged in Texas pollutant discharge elimination system-related stormwater activity.” This bill would amend Chapter 26, Water Code, to create a licensing program for TPDES (Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) stormwater professionals.

This bill is currently in the Natural Resources House Committee and is being watched closely by the majority of water agencies in Texas.

In the North Texas region, NCTCOG may discuss this piece of legislation at the Regional...

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This post is an update regarding the June 12 post North Texas Low Impact Development Design Competition Kicked Off May 23rd.

On Nov. 7 of this week, the North Texas Land/Water Sustainability Forum named Freese and Nichols the winner of the Green Roadway Challenge in the Low Impact Development Design Competition​! Our design team's submittal, a retrofit of South Lamar Street in Dallas, received this...

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TagsSustainability, Stormwater, Innovative,

For more information, contact Kelly Dillard.

Freese and Nichols was contracted by the City of Arlington to formulate and design drainage improvements to alleviate the repetitive flooding of approximately 30 residential structures in the Green Meadows subdivision. The flood prone homes are located in a low-lying area which is adjacent to an existing undersized channel.

The project started in 2008 with a dynamic hydraulic modeling study and alternatives analysis. Several public meetings as well as significant public...

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TagsHydraulic Modeling, Flood Monitoring, Innovative, Stormwater,

Freese and Nichols is highly experienced in the development and management of large and small CIPs, and over the years we've encountered several common questions among clients who are considering a CIP for their own communities. Following are brief responses to those questions that we hope will be helpful to our readers. However, please do not hesitate to call any of our Ebb and Flow contacts for more information. We're glad to help!

What is a Stormwater CIP?

A CIP is a tool that can be used by a municipality to prioritize which stormwater maintenance or...

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