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Water

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. ~ Toni Morrison

 

Environmental

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~ Albert Einstein

 

 

Management

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live with greater vision, and a finer spirit of hope and achievement. ~Woodrow Wilson

 

 

 

Planning

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. ~ Tolkien

 

Wastewater

From assessment of existing water supplies to researching the cost of water from other sources, and designing treatment, storage, pumping and distribution systems, our team is here to help.

Environmental

We are sensitive to our surroundings because this is our home. Every project creates an impact on our community beyond the use of the land. We understand this and use life-cycle thinking in all engineering activities.

Water Storage Tanks

Drinking water storage facilities, GSTs, and ESTs are critical in all water systems for optimal system performance. Our team can help with location, sizing, maintenance, and operation.

Water Supply

From delivering water infrastructure to advising on natural catchments, we consider commercial, economic, environmental, and social implications. Our experience includes infrastructure design, flood mitigation, sustainable water management, water strategies and research.

Water Systems

We bring more than 35 years of expertise and public service management to our approach and design of water systems. Our experience includes modeling of existing systems, rate structure analysis, pipeline booster station and storage tank design, SCADA systems and management.

Hydrology & Hydraulics

Whether it involves drainage issues or watershed management, H&H models and evaluations are an important design tool in watershed and drainage projects. We can help in defining and simulating anticipated water movement prior to major construction activities.

Specialty Services

Sometimes you need more than good engineering design. We understand how local government works—our team includes water and wastewater operators and our management personnel have previous public service as director of public works and city management. From water rights to master planning to SCADA design, our team has the hands-on experience you need.

Construction Management

We ensure a project’s success by meeting expectations. By managing risks and controlling costs, our team can focus on achieving results while monitoring the ongoing details. We focus on improving schedule performance, controlling, and reducing costs, minimizing risks, and ensuring quality.

Management

We are committed to finding solutions to meet all requirements without sacrificing quality. From initiation of the project through design development, to funding sources, we are dedicated to an efficient management process for the overall project, not just one task.

Beyond Engineering™

Sharing experiences — produces effective solutions. I learned early, leadership must be displayed so your clients and followers see your commitment and dedication to achieving your mission. ~Rich Oller, PE

What Causes Green Water?

Eutrophication is a continuing problem throughout the state of Texas. It’s a funny sounding word but carries serious repercussions that can be controlled by understanding what causes this to happen. What is eutrophication? What causes this to occur? What can we do to correct the effects of eutrophication?

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TCEQ RO Rule Changes

New TCEQ rules concerning membrane treatment allow smaller reverse osmosis (RO) to be approved without a pilot plant test being performed. If a proposed RO system is 300 gallons per minute or less, then a pilot plant test is not required. I have designed RO installations using the new rule for flow rates less than 300 gpm.

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Revised Coliform Rules

EPA has issued a compliance order to all states requiring routine monitoring of Total Coliforms (TC) and E.coli (EC) levels in the public drinking water system. The mandate from EPA was revised and referred to as Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) 78 FR 10269, February 13, 2013, Vol. 78, No. 30.

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“Paying it forward matters. We teach by example and promise to focus on what is really important to the people we work with—to create reasonable solutions and meet their needs first.”

Rich Oller, PE

President