City of Leon Valley, Texas, Selects Southwest Engineers for water project

Jan. 31, 2017
Firm to design and update municipal water system. 

GONZALES, TEXAS, JANAURY 31, 2017 -- Southwest Engineers, Inc., a full-service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm, today announced the City of Leon Valley, Texas has joined the customer roster. Southwest Engineers was hired to prepare construction documents and provide bidding assistance and design engineering services to update the city's water wells. In addition, Southwest Engineers will provide services including field investigations, geotechnical support, engineering analysis and design recommendations for well pumps and other mechanical equipment.

"After an extensive review of submittals from a Request for Qualifications for this project, the City chose Southwest Engineers, based on their qualifications, expertise in their field, and excellent references from other satisfied project managers," said Melinda Moritz, Director of Public Works, City of Leon Valley. "This project will ensure Leon Valley citizens have a superior water supply for the next 50 years."

The City of Leon Valley hired Southwest Engineers to manage the bidding and hiring of qualified drilling, piping, and electrical contractors for this $2 million project and to oversee the construction of two new public supply water wells, cap two existing wells, the installation of VFD panels for each wellsite, perform water system hydraulic modeling and construct a water supply interconnection.

"Our expertise in water projects made us a great fit to assist the city in designing a new Edwards Aquifer public supply well to deliver drinking water for more than 3500 households," said John Littlefield, owner and president of Southwest Engineers. "Our engineering and design services also will be vital as the city constructs a proposed water supply interconnection with the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) water main."

The city selected Southwest Engineers for their expertise in wells, specifically aquifer wells and their partnership with Kaveh Khorzad, a well-known and respected hydrologist and president and senior hydrogeologist of Wet Rock Groundwater Services, LLC.

About the City of Leon Valley
Incorporated in March 1952, the City of Leon Valley is in the northwest quadrant of Bexar County, 10 miles from downtown San Antonio. The city is home to more than 10,000 residents with the city providing full services including public safety, a public library, public works, and operational and administrative departments including Community and Economic Development and a Municipal Court. Bandera Road and Loop 410 are the primary arteries leading to San Antonio's leading attractions including Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the employment base in the northwest sector. For more information on the city, visit

About Southwest Engineers
Southwest Engineers is a full-service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm serving Texas with quality engineering services for 39 years. Their experienced team leads in the design of land development projects, water and wastewater infrastructure design and permitting throughout the state with smart, cost effective, future-focused design. For more information, visit