Contract B, FM 1466 Standpipe, Thrall, Texas

This USDA-funded project included construction of a new 14-foot-diameter and 131-foot-high welded steel standpipe on the end of the distribution system to operate at a pressure plane equivalent to 675 feet above msl maximum water surface elevation. This operating elevation matched the other two standpipes and met the dispersed rural WSC customer/member pressure needs. Near completion of the construction of the new tank, another simultaneously running USDA-funded contract constructed and connected a new water supply pressure transmission line to the inlet side of the tank. Work involved pier foundation, tank appurtenances required by the TCEQ, painting, piping, electrical, sitework, and fencing.

The new standpipe improved the ability of the Noack WSC facilities in Williamson County, Texas to reliably supply adequate water to all customers during peak demand periods at pressures of 35 psi or greater and contributed to having sufficient facility capacities for an estimated future 500 total connections projected in approximately 2020 and beyond. The metered water supply source tied into the new Noack WSC tank pulls chlorinated potable water from the Manville WSC system.

Services Provided: USDA funding application, water distribution system modeling, preliminary engineering and environmental planning reports, design phase, bid phase, construction phase, and warranty phase services.