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The Wastewater Tsunami Is Coming – How Do We Stop It?

April 10, 2018

This paper presents 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) entered into a Consent Decree in 2013 with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (...

Powerful, Low Cost Technology Solutions for Municipal Stormwater

March 20, 2018

Presented at the Georgia Association of Floodplain Management Conference.

Proactively Implementing Sustainability in Public Infrastructure

March 16, 2018

Presented at the Oklahoma Municipal League/Oklahoma Municipal Utility Providers Water/Environmental Conference in Midwest City, OK.

Where's the Storm Drain?

March 09, 2018

The downtown McKinney neighborhood located south of University Drive and west of McDonald Street experiences road, structure, and property flooding during storm events. The neighborhood was developed prior to current City standards, so flooding occurs due to undersized storm drain infrastructure...

Culvert Operation: Mission Possible at Fort Hood

March 08, 2018

Fort Hood has an estimated population of over 60,000 which includes military, families, and employees and is comprised of approximately 218,823 acres (342 square miles) making it the largest military base in the United States. Fort Hood has numerous drainage and erosion issues throughout the...

How to Prevent Your Wastewater CIP From Being Flushed

February 22, 2018

The City of Huntsville, Texas, owns and maintains an aging wastewater system dating back to the 1930s that includes three wastewater treatment plants and 26 lift stations, many of which are nearing the end of their design life. The aging collection system also contains a large percentage of clay...

Modeling the Future: Utilizing SAWS All-Pipes Model to Develop a Phased CIP

February 22, 2018

San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is a regional retail and wholesale water provider serving over 1.6 million people in Central Texas. The Edwards Aquifer has historically served as the primary water source for SAWS. The SAWS distribution system has 68 production facilities, 96 storage tanks, 34...

Wastewater System Selfies: Utilizing Remaining Useful Life for Asset Management of Critical Wastewater Assets

February 21, 2018

The City of Fort Worth’s Interceptor Condition Assessment Program (ICAP) has prevented an estimated 59 sanitary sewer overflows and saved $3.6 -6.6 million in its first four years. Using sonar, high definition TV and 3D laser technology mounted on a robotic system...

3 floods/365 days: How Emergency Planning Saved the Day

November 15, 2017

The Brazos River has long served as the hydraulic master of Fort Bend County, Texas. With rapid growth in development and population during recent years, much was at stake during Brazos River flooding in 2015 and 2016. Few non­jurisdictional levees have developed full Emergency Action Plans, but...

Extreme Makeover: 60-year-old High Service Pump Station Transitions from Horizontal to Vertical Pumps - GAWP

November 14, 2017

Presented at the Georgia Association of Water Professionals Fall Conference.