Partnering with Municipalities for Responsible Master Planning

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Kendall Ryan

Water/Wastewater Engineer

As part of our efforts to convey the focus of our FNI Water™ initiative, we will address each of the key areas in a series of articles. We will discuss how, together, they provide a comprehensive, environmentally-responsible approach to water supply projects through implementation of best practices through every step, from planning to operations. This week, we are highlighting water/wastewater master planning.

The Water/Wastewater Master Planning Group at Freese and Nichols provides a key role in our overall approach to water stewardship through FNI Water™. Municipalities are facing the challenge of accommodating rapid population growth with aging infrastructure systems. The FNI Master Planning Group guides these communities through master planning and asset management efforts in order to help them plan responsibly for the future and determine where best to allocate their limited resources.

The FNI Water™ approach seeks sustainable and innovative solutions for our clients. Examples of these types of solutions that the Water and Wastewater Master Planning team has analyzed include:

  • Industrial Reuse
  • Energy Optimization
  • Conjunctive Use of Multiple Water Sources
  • Infrastructure Consolidation
  • Integrated Phased CIPs
  • Reuse Water Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing

The Freese and Nichols Master Planning Group uses the FNI Water™ approach in all of the services we offer, including:

  • Water and Wastewater System Modeling
  • Reuse Studies
  • Impact Fee Development
  • Infiltration/Inflow Studies
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Asset Management
  • Risk Based Assessment
  • GIS Services

Freese and Nichols has been a trusted advisor to municipalities across the Southeast United States for 120 years. Through our recently opened Raleigh office, we’re committed to extending sustainable and innovative approaches to the unique master planning needs of North Carolina communities.

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Kendall Ryan, PE, is a Water/Wastewater Engineer in Pearland.