Racing Against Drought

by Russell Gibson, P.E., (M.ASCE), Vice President; Freese and Nichols, Inc., Fort Worth, TX,
Nicholas Lester, P.E., (M.ASCE), Project Manager; Freese and Nichol, Inc., Fort Worth, TX,
John Grant, General Manager; Colorado River Municipal Water District, Big Spring, TX,
Mitch Holmes, P.E., (M.ASCE), Assistant General Manager; Colorado River Municipal Water District, Big Spring, TX,
Jim Coley, P.E., Project Manager; Colorado River Municipal Water District, Big Spring, TX,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2014, Vol. 84, Issue 1, Pg. 62-67,76


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract:

Faced with dwindling surface water supplies, a water provider in western Texas shifted into high gear in 2011 to develop a $130-million system of groundwater wells and transmission pipelines. Completed in only 18 months despite significant logistical challenges, the Ward County Water Supply Project will help ensure adequate supplies for the 500,000 customers of the Colorado River Municipal Water District well into the future.



Subject Headings: Droughts | Municipal water | Water pipelines | Wells (water) | Water supply systems | Surface water | Power transmission | Groundwater supply | North America | Colorado River | Texas | United States

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