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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...

Where Did We Come From, Where Do We Go? Austin Water’s Asset Management Multi-Sensor Pilot Experience

August 20, 2018

In an effort to gather remaining useful life through innovative condition assessment 
technologies of large diameter interceptors and tunnels, Austin Water embarked on a 52,000 
linear foot pilot study to test multi-sensor inspections on seven areas of their large diameter 

New Mobility Technologies: Learning from our Past

August 01, 2018

Cities are constantly evolving with mobility technology. Today we approach another reimagining of our streets and cities through recent and emerging new mobility technologies (NMTs). These technologies affect the vehicles on our streets as well as the services and ways we travel, such as ride-...

Short River Model and Diversion Analysis

May 31, 2018

Presented at the State of the Coast Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Environmental Flows in Texas: Successes and Lessons Learned

May 30, 2018

Texas accelerated work on environmental flows in earnest after passage of state legislation in 2007. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality was delegated responsibility for...

Elevating Design: Edmond’s Northwest Complex Elevated Storage Tower

May 18, 2018

Edmond’s two-million-gallon elevated storage tower (EST) doubles the City’s water storage...

Envisioning a Sustainable Approach to Municipal Infrastructure

May 14, 2018

Oklahoma has continued to grow over the last five years and it is estimated that our population in 2018 will reach approximately 3.96 Million.  As our cities...

Wastewater Collection System Condition Assessment-Putting it all Together

April 26, 2018

Emerging or improving inspection technologies allow accurate wastewater collection system condition assessments to be performed without the liability of manned entry.  National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) and Manhole Assessment...

NBU Capital Improvement Program from $16M to $250M in Five Years Flat

April 25, 2018

Public utilities face many challenges as population grows and infrastructure ages, putting increasingly greater demands on utility staff to manage large capital improvement programs to meet resulting infrastructure needs. In rapidly growing Comal County, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU or Utility)...

Sewer Superhighway: Fast Track for a Large Diameter Consent Decree Pipeline

April 25, 2018

The San Antonio Metropolitan area has experienced sustained growth for decades, putting increased pressure on existing wastewater infrastructure. In June 2013, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) approved a settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that requires...