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Tunneling: An Innovative Approach to Moving Stormwater

February 21, 2019


Tunneling is inherently low-impact and can move and store stormwater with very little effect on the surface, benefiting communities and addressing environmental concerns.



Brian Gettinger, PE

Seawater and Variable Salinity Desalination: Optimization of Drought Proof Water Supplies

November 27, 2018

Presented at the  American Water Works Association-Florida Section Fall Conference.

Steel Pipe Design

November 27, 2018

Large diameter steel water pipelines, when part of a utility’s system, are critical to that utility’s success in meeting the needs of its customers. Typically, these pipelines must be operational 24/7 to maintain service to large segments of the supply and distribution systems. Additionally,...

A Trenchless Approach to Lift Station Elimination

November 27, 2018

Initially in 2004, a local municipal client, approached Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI), about decommissioning a small lift station that was becoming a maintenance problem for the City staff. The City did not want to expend effort or funds into rehabilitating or replacing the lift station; it...

Harness the Power of 2D for Road Design

November 15, 2018

Presented at both the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association Conference and the Texas Floodplain Management Association Fall Technical Summit.

2D Modeling has become a valuable tool for designing roadways. Its greater level of detail enables design teams to evaluate how...

Wastewater Tsunami: SSO/CSO Storage Facility Relief

November 06, 2018

Presented at the Georgia Association of Water Professionals Fall Conference.

This presentation covers the challenges related to the planning and designing of a wet weather storage facility as part of a larger Consent Decree program in San Antonio. San Antonio Water System (SAWS)...

Regional Planning in Eastern Oklahoma

October 01, 2018

The Cities of Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, and Nicoma Park will be directly affected by the development of the Eastern Oklahoma County Corridor turnpike. The plan allows all five small communities to see the “Big Picture” in connecting trails, streets, and developing a partnership between all...

Enabling Success in Enterprise Asset Management: Case Study for Developing and Integrating GIS with CMMS for a Large WWTP

October 01, 2018

The Trinity River Authority (TRA) Central Regional Wastewater System (CRWS) in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is an advanced secondary treatment plant and permitted to treat up to 162 million gallons per day (MGD) on annual average day basis and 405 MGD on 2-hour peak flow basis.

TRA has...

Landfills to Soccer Fields

September 27, 2018

The Elm Fork Athletic Complex rose from a landfill to become an outstanding municipal recreational facility.  The concept came from a 2004 flood plain management study and the 2002 parks master plan. 

How to Manage a Brownfield Elephant

September 27, 2018

The Riverside Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) treated the City of Fort Worth’s sewage from approximately 1920 until the plant ceased operation in 1979 pursuant to permit requirements.  A portion of the former plant area was converted to a public park in the mid-1980s. In 2002, the City of Fort...