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Creating New History with the Integrated Pipeline

May 02, 2018

A fried chicken lunch followed a March 23 site visit to the Midlothian Balancing Reservoir (MBR), and the project team marked the occasion by updating the 1927 Amarillo storm sewer photo that adorns our Fort Worth offices.

The MBR is a 450-million-gallon three-cell reservoir located on a high point south of Midlothian in the Integrated Pipeline (IPL) system​. The banquet took place in a 120-inch diameter outlet pipe. 

Freese and Nichols' Janis Murphy led the reservoir design team with consultants from Nathan D. Maier. Black & Veatch provided design services for the yard pipe. Thalle Midlothian partners began construction on the MBR at the end of 2014. The reservoir should go into service this summer.​

Freese and Nichols continues to provide design and construction management services to the Integrated Pipeline, a $1 billion joint venture between the Tarrant Regional Water District and the City of Dallas. Construction on Phase 1 is almost complete, and IPL projects to the east and west are ongoing.​