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Water Facility Improvements

Houston County WCID #1 hired KSA Engineers, Inc. to expand the existing 3.11 MGD Water Treatment Plant to 6.22 MGD. The expansion consisted of the following major items of construction:

  • Construction of 55’ diameter upflow clarifier with tube settlers
  • Installation of tube settlers in the existing 55’ diameter upflow clarifier
  • Sludge blowdown and lift station for replacement of the existing sludge blow down gravity system
  • Rehabilitation of existing filters, which included:
  • Removal and storage of existing sand and anthracite media
  • Removal of existing gravel and underdrain system
  • Installation of Leopold Underdrains to allow dual air scour/water backwash system
  • Installation of centrifugal blower and piping for air scour
  • Installation of additional sand and anthracite media for compliance to TCEQ regulations
  • Installation of filter to waste piping and reconfiguration of existing backwash valves and piping
  • Installation of vertical turbine backwash pump with VFD
  • Construction of influent raw water valve vault
  • Installation of soft starts for existing high service pumps
  • Demolition of the existing sedimentation basin
  • Installation of SCADA controls and SCADA towers at the water treatment plant and raw water pump station

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