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Civil | MWH CONSTRUCTORS – AUSTIN WATER TREATMENT PLANT NO. 4 Hydration on the Horizon AUSTIN, TEXAS, IS DELIVERING A NEW WATER TREATMENT PLANT. BY BRIAN SALGADO T Texas’s new plant will treat 50 million gallons of water per serve »Austin,and northwestwater treatment The plant has future capacity potential of up today that will gallonsthe city’s north pressure zones. 300 million per day. he city of Austin, Texas, has broken ground on its first new water treatment facility in 40 years, and it certainly hasn’t been an easy task to get to this point. As Jason Bybel, project manager for the Austin Public Works Department, tells it, this project was set to break ground in 1984 before a series of environmental concerns delayed construction until 2010. “This has been planned for construction for 27 years, but it has been off and on ever since the 1980s,” Bybel says. “It has always been contentious for city council members, and it remains contentious today.” A bond originally was passed in 1984 for the construction of a new water treatment plant, but the initial site proved too environmentally sensitive. The project was placed on the backburner until three or four years ago, Bybel says, when the current site was labeled as less sensitive than the previous location. The $508 million Water Treatment Plant No. 4 (WTP4) and will treat 50 million gallons of water per day that will serve the north and northwest pressure zones of Austin. The design of the plant allows for future expansion to 300 million gallons of water per day. The first phase of the project, which started MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4 • Project cost: $508 million • Location: Austin, Texas • Employees on site: 350 “This has been planned for construction for 27 years, but it has been delayed for various reasons since 1983.” –Jason Bybel, project manager 142 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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