Freese and Nichols has been performing water and wastewater master planning for the City of Mansfield since 2000. For the 2011 update, Freese and Nichols developed a 10-year $100 million Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the water system and a 10-year $45 million CIP for the wastewater system.
Freese and Nichols utilized the City's Geographic Information System to build hydraulic models to evaluate the City's existing and future water and wastewater systems. The resulting CIP identifies system improvements required for growth, system reliability and eliminating existing deficiencies. The master plan CIP was used as the basis for a study to determine the allowable impact fee for cost recovery.