Creating a more resilient facility to support an expanding community
The City of Pflugerville, Texas is planning to expand its existing water treatment plant (WTP) from 17.3 MGD to 30 MGD by 2023. This includes expanding the Lake Pflugerville raw water pump station and the plant's high service pump station. Garver is serving as the City’s owner’s representative (OR), evaluating alternatives to minimize the plant’s footprint, optimizing the lifecycle of the filtration membranes, and creating a more resilient facility to handle water quality changes.
Our water treatment experts and membrane technologists reviewed processes and equipment to identify potential solutions to tackle the biggest concerns facing the WTP. The City’s chosen solution: a retrofit of the existing membrane basins to increase flux, provide for the minimal plant footprint, lower capital and operations and maintenance (O&M) cost, and enhance treatment barriers. Additionally, Garver evaluated a diverse portfolio of potential water sources including three options: groundwater, expanding the existing Colorado River intake’s capacity, and inter-basin flow transfer options from the Brazos River basin. This will effectively support the City’s supply and provide drought resistance.