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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...

A Master Plan for Everyone: How a Small City Is Working With Developers to Provide Regional Wastewater Infrastructure

April 25, 2018

Master planning is an important practice for any city, and this is especially true for a city that is anticipating rapid growth. The City of Manvel, situated 20 miles from Houston near State Highway 288, is an example of a fast-growing city in northern Brazoria County. Developments have resulted...

EPA Consent Decree: Taming the Condition Monster

April 25, 2018

The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is under a federal consent decree to reduce sewer overflows. This paper will describe how SAWSs infrastructure was inspected, rated, and rehabbed. It will also describe the tools created for SAWS to quickly rate their pipes and assign a rehab method.  ...

Design and Construction Best Practices for Utility Pipelines Near Dams

April 25, 2018

Dams and utility pipelines are both critical infrastructure that provide essential services to the public and can often be found in close proximity. Dams in Texas are regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) due to the potential threat to public safety in the event of...

Pump it Up: Vertical or Horizontal Pump Station

April 25, 2018

Vertical turbine and horizontal split case centrifugal pumps are the most common types of pumps utilized in water applications. One of the first steps in pump station design is to determine what type of pump station best suits the system’s needs. The type of pump station sets the stage for the...