The City of Austin required a new water treatment plant and pump station to respond to its rapidly growing population and selected MWH to complete the $379 million project. Plans included the construction of a marine raw water intake, tunnels, a pump station, conveyance systems, and water treatment facilities with an initial 50-mgd capacity. The new treatment plant takes raw water from nearby Lake Travis and connects to a pump station via a 9-ft finished diameter tunnel.

  • 2.6 million man hours with only one lost work day injury.
  • Completed project on time and $2 million under budget.
  • Attained LEED Silver rating.
  • Recycled all harvested native vegetation for mulch throughout the site and re-purposed all suitable excavated materials. Over 200 truckloads of excavated rock were utilized on other City projects.
  • Recommended more than $75 million in cost reductions, of which $30 million were accepted.