Best Water Engineer in Texas

Water & Wastewater

Since its inception in 1978, KSA has specialized in providing water and wastewater systems design for small to medium-sized municipalities and water districts. While we have traditionally directed our attention toward municipalities of various sizes, ranging from small towns to larger communities, we possess the capacity to offer solutions to any population size due to our team of experts. Here’s why.  


Our market focus starts with our engineering design philosophy–a philosophy that has evolved over the years based on the unique needs of our clients. We have observed that towns and cities of moderate size tend to prioritize cost-effective solutions that offer both reliability and ease of maintenance. Very few of these entities have the luxury of unlimited budgets. Based on these unique requirements, we have become known for our expertise in the application of the most appropriate technologies to strike a reasonable balance between initial capital and operational costs; and effective systems that are easy to maintain and operate without adding unnecessary overcomplication. Whenever possible, our first consideration leans toward the utilization of existing facilities to accomplish the same results as if they were new.   

Project Management

Listening to the needs of our client is one of our highest priorities. 

Bastrop, Texas Wastewater Treatment Plant

KSA's Wastewater Treatment Plant construction in Bastrop, Texas. 


KSA’s water and wastewater project delivery process is built around a strong team of local project managers. We have intentionally created this organization to provide a team that combines local knowledge with specialized experience. This means that your project will be managed by a project manager that either resides in your vicinity or is in close proximity to you. This is your assurance of a team capable of providing the most technically sound and cost-effective design in a manner most responsive to your needs. 

Your project manager will utilize the specialized expertise within the Water and Wastewater Center of Excellence to guide the overall project approach and provide a highly specialized and unique design. Collaboratively, the team will work together to determine the tasks, team and technologies necessary to optimize the design and meet or exceed the goals established for the project.

KSA’s water and wastewater portfolio is extensive and includes the following capabilities:


  • Microfiltration
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Disinfection
  • Ozone
  • Chlorination Options
  • Ultrafiltration and Nanofiltration


  • New
  • Rehabilitation
  • Expansion


  • Pumping Stations
  • Lift Stations
  • Water Storage Tanks 
  • Trenchless Technology


  • Conventional Activated Sludge
  • Sequencing Batch Reactors
  • Fine Screen Technologies
  • Solids Handling and Disposal
  • Disinfection (Chlorine Dioxide and Ultraviolet)
  • Reclamation and Reuse
  • MBR


  • Pressure Sewer Systems
  • Gravity Sewer Systems


Our water and wastewater planning and design is best illustrated by the following select client list. Completed projects included new and retrofit plants as well as associated infrastructure including lift and pumping stations and transmission.

City of Amarillo
City of Bastrop
City of Bonham
City of Carthage
City of Grand Prairie
City of Hico
City of Hondo
City of Honey Grove
City of Ladonia
City of Lindsay
City of Longview
City of Marlin
City of Marshall

City of Mineola
City of Quitman
City of Mount Pleasant
City of Mount Vernon
City of Pecos
City of Rockdale
City of Savoy
City of Selma
City of Tyler
Dodd City
East Cedar Creek FWSD
Southern Utilities Company
Texas Parks & Wildlife

Water Treatment

Water Treatment Facility in Longview, Texas. 

Sabine River water Treatment Plant Longview Texas

Sabine River Water Treatment Facility, Longview, Texas


Our Water and Wastewater Design Center of Excellence is led by a core team of subject matter experts. Their comprehensive experience includes the full spectrum of services from plant design, to treatment, to conveyance, pumping, transmission and distribution.  

John Reidy, P.E.

John Reidy, P.E., is a senior engineering director with a demonstrated ability to lead large-scale water/wastewater engineering projects, manage business operations, develop new business opportunities, and provide organizational leadership and vision. Since 1988, John has specifically worked on water and wastewater projects. John represents KSA as the Director of Municipal Services. He oversees all civil, mechanical and electrical engineering services for community facilities such as water and wastewater treatment plants, street and drainage improvements and recreational facilities. He has a proven track record in developing and managing municipal markets, leading business development efforts and implementing clear business plans efficiently.

John is an active member of numerous professional associations and is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and Massachusetts.  Most notably, John is an active participant in a C-Level Cohort Roundtable group where he contributes to, and benefits from, discussions centered on civil engineering and business leadership topics. He attended Villanova University obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and later received his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.

Chris Aylor, P.E.

Chris Aylor, P.E. is an expert in water and wastewater plant design, collection, treatment, transmission, conveyance and distribution since 1999. His design experience includes both membrane and conventional treatment. Like all of our subject matter experts, Chris has enjoyed significant success in obtaining federal and state grant funding.

Tracy Hicks, P.E.

Tracy Hicks, P.E. has provided comprehensive water and wastewater planning and engineering design services to more than 20 municipalities throughout the south central United States since 1980. His project experience includes water and wastewater plant design, conveyance, distribution, collection, treatment, and pumping systems. Tracy is well known for his cost-effective design approach that seeks optimal use of existing facilities by providing the proper blend of conventional and new process technologies.

Chase Frazier

Chase Frazier is a master electrician with specialized experience in the custom design of SCADA systems for water and wastewater operations since 2013 when he began working at KSA. His team of electrical technicians and designers have developed SCADA systems for a number of municipalities throughout central, east and southeast Texas. His SCADA systems design approach is user-friendly and utilizes select components that have been time-tested for reliability, quality and cost-effectiveness.

Shriram Manivannan, P.E.

Shriram Manivannan, P.E. is licensed in Texas and Canada, with 11 years of work experience in engineering consulting services consisting of water/wastewater
treatment, distribution and remediation projects. Shriram is a Certified Project Manager with experience in multi-disciplinary projects, some of which include developing and managing project budgets, schedules, assigning project scope and administering QA/QC. He holds strong knowledge in water/wastewater treatment processes, water distribution hydraulic analysis, PFAS remediation, risk assessments and dispersion studies.

Clayton Scales, P.E.

Clayton Scales, P.E. joined KSA in 2002, a few years after earning a Bachelor’s of Science in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. Clayton’s curiosity and willingness to learn new things has served him well throughout his career. His clients appreciate his readiness to truly understand their problems and his ability to find solutions that serve their unique needs and operational styles.

Alan Phillips, P.E.

Alan Phillips is a professional engineer with 30 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering licensed in Texas and Louisiana. Alan received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and his Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His background includes agency funding (TWDB, USDA, CDBG, GLO), business development, comprehensive municipal water and wastewater facility design, construction management, administration, inspection, and international construction.