Ideas & Innovation

Relevant insights from our subject matter experts


Award-Winning Biosolids Facility Provides Innovative Solution for Wastewater Byproducts

The City of Fort Worth’s new facility incorporates several first-of-its-kind innovations, including the largest rotary drum dryer in the world in a biosolids application.


Chance Sparks

The Impact of New Texas Laws, Part 3: Local Authority

Our staff can help cities and counties navigate the procedures, obligations and limitations from a batch of new Texas laws.

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Travis Kelly

The Impact of New Texas Laws, Part 2: Transportation

Ask our team about how you can benefit from new state funding opportunities for your transportation projects.

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Travis Kelly

The Impact of New Texas Laws, Part 1: Water

Ask our team about how you can access major new state funding for your water-related projects.

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Private Drains and Buried Tracks: Solving Unusual Stormwater Challenges

Design options helped the City of Waxahachie choose a solution to reduce flood risks in an urban area and make street improvements, all within budget.

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Last Chance to Budget For Lead and Copper Rule Compliance Activities

Public water systems have until Oct. 16, 2024, to meet requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions.

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ADA-Compliant Fishing Pier Opens Lake Access To All Visitors

Freese and Nichols innovative design has made the new Lake Nasworthy fishing pier in San Angelo ADA accessible and sustainable materials will help it last longer and cut down on maintenance costs. We oversaw the layout and structural design of the pier in collaboration with the City of San Angelo, collaborating with the Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association.

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Building Resilience For a Harris County Waterway

Innovative repairs have helped reduce flooding risks for a North Houston neighborhood.

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EVs Spark Electrical Team’s R&D Project

The consumer market for Electric Vehicles (EVs) is growing rapidly. But the number of charging stations to power them isn’t meeting the demand. As part of Freese and Nichols Research and Development Program, Engineer Dan Koss developed strategies to help our clients electrify their fleets or retrofit their parking garages or public spaces with EV charging infrastructure.

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Mark Evans

TWDB Funding Now Available to Address Emerging Contaminants

Water and wastewater agencies have until June 7 to apply for $60 million in new funding for projects to help reduce exposure to emerging contaminants such as PFAS.

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Weatherford’s Innovative Reuse System Wins Texas Water Award

The City of Weatherford picked up a Texas Water Award for its innovative approach in providing an additional water source for the growing community. Congratulations to the project team behind the city’s Indirect Potable Reclaimed Water System.

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David Buzan

What’s Wrong With Your Water? Our Scientists Can Help Identify Problem Microbes

Our team’s expertise in microscopic analysis can lead to solutions that protect water quality for humans, plants and marine life.

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Angling For the Right Pump Room Light

Applying principles of geometry and physics, our electrical team devised specialized solutions for a lighting challenge.

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