The Water Experts
The Garver Water Team prides itself on being innovative and progressive while preserving a rich tradition of quality design. We focus on creating cost-effective designs for long-term operational efficiency while maintaining community and environmental responsibility. Garver has long-standing relationships with numerous communities, helping them develop solutions for their water needs.

The Garver Water Team led us through the funding maze, produced an innovative plant design, and saved us over $20 million in capital improvements. I recommend Garver to any water utility that demands top-flight service, integrity, and trust from their engineer.

Troy Powell
City Manager (Former)
Claremore, Oklahoma


    A siphon through Norfork Dam is improving the North Fork and White rivers' trout habitat by sending a constant flow of cooler water downstream. The 42-inch-diameter pipe moves water from Norfork Lake in Baxter County, Ark., carries it through the dam and down the structure's face, and discharges it...


    When Okmulgee, Okla. needed an economical way to increase its raw water conveyance capacity, it turned to a low-impact, trenchless method that cost $2.1 million less than an estimated open-trench technique. The solution lay with a 90-year-old concrete pipe and a subsurface technology known as sliplining. The...


    Every summer, kids make their way to the Arbuckle Mountains in south-central Oklahoma where they participate in the largest youth encampment in the country. The Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, more commonly referred to as Falls Creek, began in 1917 when it hosted 273 campers, but nearly a century...


    Hurricane Katrina sent ripples far beyond the Gulf Coast, ultimately affecting construction material prices throughout the nation. At the time, the City of Claremore, Okla. planned to build a new regional wastewater treatment plant, but skyrocketing costs required officials to consider other options....


    In 2011, Siloam Springs, Ark. achieved immediate success in the first two phases of a three-part wastewater treatment strategy to meet anticipated nutrient discharge limits that will be one of the most stringent in the nation. The city's operation of its biological nutrient removal (BNR) process supplemented...


    Searcy, Ark. has increased its water treatment plant's capacity by nearly 30 percent. To upgrade the intake, treatment and distribution systems, the city worked with Garver to guide the plant through regulatory requirements and grant funding stipulations. "Before this project, we were bumping up against...


    Garver worked with the Fort Sill Wastewater Treatment Plant in Lawton, Oklahoma to provide the first application for a Category 2 wastewater reuse permit (unrestricted non-potable reuse) in the state. The Garver Water Team performed MS2 Bioassay testing of the germicidal ultraviolet (UV) equipment at...


    Dennis Yarbro studied the room and knew it would be a tight fit. Yarbro, the supervisor of water resources at Central Arkansas Water's Lake Maumelle Intake Pump Station, was overseeing the addition of a new 30-million-gallons-per-day vertical turbine pump. He looked up to the two-story ceiling and hoped...


    A passion for energy optimization led the city of Norman, Oklahoma to implement a number of successful operational changes—so successful the Environmental Protection Agency recently featured the city in a nationwide webinar. Some of the most effective changes were those made to the city's water...


    Before its discharge permit expires in 2014, Bentonville, Ark. is evaluating its wastewater treatment plant to meet potential phosphorus discharge limits and handle planned collection system flows. To stretch funding dollars as far as possible, city officials are making sure the plant operates at maximum...


    A new water-softening treatment plant in Tuscumbia, Ala. is the state's first water utility to use a blended series membrane process. The state-of-the-art filtration technology is the centerpiece of a new 4 million gallons-per-day (MGD) water treatment plant. The system is purifying and softening...


    An advanced recycling method is repurposing wastewater to reduce potable water usage and improve energy efficiency at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. The Fort Sill wastewater treatment plant has adopted a reuse system that replaces on-site potable water usage with high-quality wastewater effluent. The...


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An innovative approach to runway rehabilitation never before performed at a Kansas airport that resulted in cost savings...
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In what has become an annual holiday tradition, a GarverGives donation from Garver’s Jackson, Mississippi office benefited...
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The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, an online resource operated by the Central Arkansas Library System, published recently...
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A relationship between Garver’s Norman, Oklahoma, office and a local homeless shelter began three years ago, when employees...


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