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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 Electrical Division provides full electrical, SCADA, network, and wireless design for water, wastewater, and industrial jobs. The team brings real-world experience solving client’s biggest challenges. We are partnered with several industry-leading companies to provide SCADA programming, configuration, and start-up services to develop a project from design through commissioning. The electrical team brings the necessary services to a project including electrical assessment, a new motor control system, or an advanced plant SCADA system.

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.

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.

Springwoods Village and CityPlace - Spring, TX - Houston Area

Springwoods Village is the cornerstone of an exciting community springing up just north of Houston, Texas.

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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