Water and Wastewater

The master planning and design of plants, facilities, and pumping stations for the treatment and transport of all water types is the main focus of our Water practice. These critical operations produce potable drinking water, treat wastewater, reclaimed water for reuse, and evacuate stormwater flows with a specialty in transmission. The practice also specializes in designing electrical control systems, SCADA systems, and auxiliary power systems to complement these facilities. We have amassed an integral understanding of the environmental issues involved in providing valuable and dependable resources to the end user. Ultimately, our design encompasses more than just concrete, steel, and engineering; it considers access for maintenance, programs for long-term maintenance, power, and operational costs.

Our recent technical papers include:



HCWCID 109 Surface Water Backfill Lines


The Facilities & Treatment Division focuses on the delivery of “inside the fence” infrastructure for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater for municipal and public entities. In addition to feasibility studies, detailed design, and construction administration and management of new facilities, and rehabilitation of existing facilities, we offer services for facility audits, condition assessments, TCEQ storage tank inspections, master planning, capital project planning, TPDES permitting, and industrial pretreatment programs. Examples of facility types include:
• Surface water treatment plants
• Groundwater wells
• Pumping stations
• Storage tanks
• Groundwater treatment systems for arsenic, radon, methane, and hydrogen sulfide
• Wastewater treatment plants
• Lift stations
• Sludge processing
• Reclaimed water systems
• Stormwater pump stations

The Conveyance & Transmission Division specializes in water transmission projects and hydraulic system modeling and analysis, focusing on both large diameter water pipeline in congested rights-of-way and open country construction. Additionally, we design complex systems capable of being constructed in various open-cut and trenchless construction applications. We also model water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems.

First Colony LID No.2 Stormwater Pump Station Improvements - Sugar Land, TX - Houston Area

The First Colony Levee Improvement District No.2 (LID) protects $200 million in property value within the Commonwealth subdivision. Luckily no homes flooded, but the district wanted peace of mind for the next storm.

City of Rosenberg Corrosion Study - Rosenberg, TX - Houston Area

In 2017, the City of Rosenberg commissioned a study to assess the potential for corrosion in its pipe network before introducing treated surface water from an alternate source. The City was concerned that the 70 miles out of their 200-mile pipe network made up of iron, galvanized steel, and copper pipes, would be susceptible to corrosion due to differences in water quality. To provide for the health and safety as well as the sustainability of the City’s water system, Jones|Carter completed a pipe loop test, a system-wide flushing plan, a nitrification action plan, and conducted consumer taste tests.

Roanoke Downtown Streets Reconstruction - Roanoke, TX - North Texas Area

The City of Roanoke is located north of Fort Worth in Denton County. Over the last several years, Roanoke has experienced increases in their population and tax base, which has spurred an interest in redeveloping Downtown Roanoke. To provide the desired vehicle and pedestrian mobility for local business and festival activities, the City identified that significant updates were needed along Lamar Street and Bowie Street.

City of Houston 108-Inch Diameter Waterline - Houston, TX

In 2016, Jones|Carter was selected by the City of Houston to design approximately 6,000 linear feet of 108-inch diameter water transmission line adjacent to the Harris County Flood Control channels located immediately south of Beltway 8 from Willis Street to Imperial Valley Drive.

Union Park, Phase I - Little Elm, TX - Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Union Park is a 1,085-acre master planned community featuring a 35-acre park with open greenbelts and natural ponds. Future home to 3,200 single-family homes, the community boasts an amenity center, open air pavilion, resort-style pool, sports fields, pockets parks, and trails.

Bridgestone Municipal Utility District - Houston, TX

Over two decades working with Bridgestone MUD has garnered our team an innate understanding of how to solve some of their most challenging issues.

MUD 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant - Montgomery, TX - Houston Area

The project scope includes rehabilitation of the existing influent lift station piping and controls. The new wastewater plant project also includes new electrical service, a 600-kW diesel generator and 2,000 gallon fuel tank, and a new control building.

Bluejack National - Montgomery, TX - Houston Area

Bluejack is built on 755 acres in Montgomery, Texas just northwest of Houston. The private club, golf course, and residential community nestled in the pines hearkens back to the fishing camps and lodges of old, with all of the newest amenities.

Harvest - North Lake and Argyle, TX - Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Within the confines of Harvest are 13 different governmental entities with varying jurisdictional powers. Managing that process along with executing a Hillwood project following their Live Smart Principles, created geopolitical barriers that had to be overcome to create a “win-win” for all involved.

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