North Austin Reservoir

CLIENT:

MWH Global

COMPLETION DATE:

2012

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Quality Control
Traffic Control
Permitting
Drainage Design
Surveying

PROJECT SIZE:

260,000 SF – Headquarters
9-story, 650-space – ┬áParking Structure

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Two existing water treatment plants provide potable water to the Central Zone which fills the existing (circa 1910) North Austin ground storage tank (GST). Water is then distributed from this GST to the North Pressure Zone via two separate distribution pump stations; one located onsite and the other being located across the street. The reservoir site pump station consists of two horizontal split case pumps, while the booster pump station consists of three horizontal split case pumps. The objective of this project is to decommission existing infrastructure and construct and startup a new facility complex that will include a new ground storage tank and a Central Zone to North Zone pump station designed to current industry and Utility standards.

Measures to maintain some degree of distribution pumping throughout construction are being integrated into the construction sequencing. Designed improvements address the hydraulic, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical/instrumentation & controls (E/I&C), and environmental aspects of the facility. Garza EMC is providing civil engineering, surveying, SUE surveying, and Traffic Engineering services.