Houston Task Team Takes on Storm Water Dilemma

Feb 27

Houston Task Team Takes on Storm Water Dilemma

The neighborhoods of Houston are being upgraded and redesigned with improved water and sewer systems. In an effort to reduce localized flooding, which routinely occurs within a number of Houston area communities, a rehabilitation of the affected infrastructures is paramount. The systematic heavy rain events have necessitated an overhaul to the foundation of these...

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Arlington is on a Roll with Sewer Robots

Jun 13

Arlington is on a Roll with Sewer Robots

The city of Arlington has come up with an ingenious way to keep tabs on water quality. Along with the University of Texas at Arlington, the city has collaborated on the use of robots for sewers. The cost to the city is expected to be less than half the cost of hiring a complete service to run a robot and interpret the data. A floating robot will be equipped with a...

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Bellaire Finalizes Trenchless Sewer Project

Mar 02

Bellaire Finalizes Trenchless Sewer Project

The Houston area neighborhood of Bellaire is on the tail end of the Lift Station Renewal and Replacement Program. The project included installation of just under 15,000 feet of 54-inch jacking pipe. The 54-inch Gravity Sewer Line Project began nearly two years ago and its completion will be ahead of schedule by one year. The project is one of several for the City of...

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Baytown Sewer Lateral Replacement Program

Nov 17

Baytown Sewer Lateral Replacement Program

The Residential Sewer Line Repair and Replacement Program is sponsored by the City of Baytown.  The Program is funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  The goal of this Program is to assist residents in the cost of repairing or replacing decayed sewer lines on private residential properties.  The improvements are necessary to reduce the inflow...

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The University of Texas and Trenchless Pipeline Success

Oct 14

The University of Texas and Trenchless Pipeline Success

Aging infrastructure is becoming a major concern for facilities personnel, as many educational institutions are well into their second century of existence. The University of Texas at Austin was established in 1883 and over the past 121 years has grown to be the nation’s largest single-campus university. Portions of the campus wastewater collection system have been...

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Duncanville’s Cross Connection Control program

Sep 29

Duncanville’s Cross Connection Control program

The purpose of a Cross Connection Control Program is to identify potential cross connections on the public water system and require that the proper backflow prevention device is installed at the potential source.  Duncanville requires Backflow Prevention Devices to be installed by a registered plumber or backflow installer and then tested by certified backflow...

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