The Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TX-APWA) honored the Gessner Road 84-Inch Waterline Improvement venture with a Project of the Year award in the Environment ($5 Million to $25 Million) category.
The award was announced during a ceremony at the Mammoth Public Works Conference in Waco, Texas, and Denis Atwood was present on behalf of KCI.
As part of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority’s ongoing initiative to convert distribution from groundwater to surface water, KCI was tasked with performing construction management and inspection services for a water transmission pipeline installation in Houston. During the fitting for 3,600 LF of steel water pipe that utilized trenchless methods such as manholes and appurtenances, our team ensured compliance with all documentation and overcame challenges that arose due to traffic from several nearby distribution centers, successfully avoiding delays. The waterline, which connects to a new pump station near Beltway 8, is slated to allow for additional water intake to reach western utility districts while increasing the amount of water taken from Lake Houston from 80 million gallons to more than 400 million gallons daily.