Planning, design and construction of the upgrade of existing facilities, and design and construction of new facilities. RPS was responsible for management of other consulting firms throughout the duration of the project, including:
- Planning of required treatment facilities and related infrastructure based on population projections from municipal users and input from area industries for future water needs.
- Process study and design to support the re-rating of the SPMWD existing conventional treatment plant from 6 MGD to 9 MGD. The project included negotiation with the TCEQ.
- Process evaluation for a new 9 MGD treatment plant to provide potable water to the SPMWD’s municipal and industrial water customers. The study evaluated several candidate technologies and included bench and pilot scale testing. Membrane filtration was ultimately selected for the new treatment plant.
- Hydraulic analysis and design of new transmission lines
- Design and construction management of the new membrane filtration plant, known as “Plant C.” This plant was one of the first membrane filtration plants for potable water in the state of Texas. The plant included sedimentation as membrane pretreatment, membrane filtration utilizing microfiltration membranes, chemical feed systems, ground storage tanks, modification to existing clearwells, high service pump station and new transmission lines.