Garver, City of Celina combine to address water supply
When Garver-developed models projected that two of the City of Celina’s pumping stations were in need of additional capacity, city officials jumped to address its future water supply. In response, Garver provided professional design services to not only upgrade the city’s pumping capacity, but to do so on an accelerated timeline.
Garver’s Water Team designed detailed process and facility improvements, backup power and SCADA, a new electrical building, and chemical feed improvements in just four months. The team was able to incorporate existing infrastructure to save the City millions on additional capital costs. The successfully completed project, which provided over 20 million gallons per day of additional pumping capacity, was recently awarded a Silver Medal in the Water and Wastewater category by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas.
“The entire project team, including the City of Celina and Felix Construction Company, deserve credit for recognizing, first, the need for the upgrades, and two, taking the necessary steps to getting them implemented quickly while preserving the City’s capital budget through the reuse of existing infrastructure,” said Garver Senior Project Manager Lance Klement.
The need for solutions were first detected through a city-wide water and wastewater modeling effort. Garver notified the city of the project’s priority, and immediately began design while a more thorough master plan proceeded independently. The pumping capacity improvement nearly tripled the city’s previous capacity, and the design allows for future expansion phases, which are already underway, to meet additional demand for the rapidly growing region.
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