Texas city to develop water distribution system, operations master plan in new partnership

The City of Conroe, Texas, has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., together with McManus & Johnson Consulting Engineers and Metrostudy, to develop its water distribution system and water operations master plan.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, Jan. 2, 2015 -- The City of Conroe, Texas, has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a planning, engineering and program management firm, together with McManus & Johnson Consulting Engineers (M&J) and Metrostudy, to develop its water distribution system and water operations master plan.

Located 40 minutes north of Houston in the heart of Montgomery County, Conroe is experiencing historic growth and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. The current water supply and infrastructure are not expected to keep pace with the future growth without improvements to the existing system, timely maintenance, conservation measures, and increased efficiency.

Accordingly, the master plan will help the city assess present and future water infrastructure needs, evaluate the effectiveness of the current system and focus on maintenance resources. The scope of work includes the following:

  • Reviewing existing master plans
  • Forecasting growth projections and water usage over the next 30 years
  • Modeling and analyzing Conroe's existing and future water system
  • Evaluating impacts of surface water integration and blending with existing groundwater supplies
  • Developing water operations guidelines
  • Preparing a prioritized capital improvements plan (CIP) with probable construction costs

LAN will serve as the lead engineer and hydraulic modeler for the master plan, M&J will assist with CIP preparation and Metrostudy will help develop the growth projections. The master planning study will be completed in the summer of 2015.

See also:

"EPA, state of Texas partner to provide safe drinking water projects to state"

"Texas launches new state-of-the-art water technology accelerator"


About Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) is a full-service consulting firm offering planning, engineering and program management services. With more than 250 employees across the United States, LAN is a national leader in the engineering industry and is consistently ranked among the "Top 100 A/E Firms" according to Engineering News-Record. LAN is a LEO A DALY company, an international architecture and engineering firm. For more information, visit www.lan-inc.com.

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