ENR Texas & Louisiana Honors Tarrant Regional Water District and LAN with Merit Award for 2014 Best Projects

(DALLAS – Oct. 09, 2014) ENR Texas & Louisiana magazine has selected Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. as one of the winners of its 2014 Best Projects competition. The award of merit, given under the small projects category, recognizes the firm’s work on the Richland-Chambers Pipeline Lowering project in Navarro County, Texas.

The 2014 Best Projects Competition recognizes outstanding projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The projects, selected by juries of local industry experts, cover 18 building and highway/heavy categories. The award will be presented during a Regional Best Projects Awards event at the JW Marriott Hotel in Houston on Dec. 18.

Lowering the Richland-Chambers Pipeline represents a critical first step in the construction of the Integrated Pipeline Project (IPL), a 150-mile transmission pipeline collaboration between TRWD and Dallas Water Utilities to increase water supply in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. To accommodate future construction and operation of a 108-inch raw water pipeline, the existing 90-inch diameter Richland-Chambers pipeline needed to be lowered. LAN served as the lead designer for the project.

“The project team removed and lowered more than 1,500 linear feet of a 90-inch pipeline within 45 days,” said Justin C. Reeves, P.E., LAN’s associate and team leader. “This solves a big challenge for the IPL program and takes us one step closer to meeting the future water needs of the growing Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.”

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