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A Trusted Advisor in Fighting Drought

One thing that sets Freese and Nichols apart is that we take the time to fully understand our clients’ needs — from their internal project challenges to their long-term project goals. We do this by developing strong relationships throughout our client’s organization, from senior leaders to young engineers. We learn what really affects them on a day-to-day basis, which enables us to develop solutions that satisfy project goals without disrupting their busy schedules.

We’ve put this approach into practice in Corpus Christi, Texas, for more than 85 years, and are now helping Corpus Christi guard against ongoing drought. Starting with initial routing and feasibility studies in 2003 and continuing through the construction phase services now underway, we’ve served the City through every step of the Mary Rhodes Phase 2 Pipeline project.

This system, which will convey 46 million gallons per day from the Colorado River, will have two pump stations, 41 miles of 54-inch raw water pipeline, a sedimentation basin and other facilities. It also entails meeting multiple local, state and federal requirements in a timely manner. Freese and Nichols brought the expertise and resources to meet the City’s deadlines. Construction began in April 2014; the project is on schedule to be operational by June 2015, preventing interruptions to Corpus Christi’s water supply.

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