The project will allow treated surface water from Lake Conroe to be distributed throughout Montgomery County in order to provide fresh surface water supply to the area.
Research by the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD), shows groundwater supply in the county is being used at an unsustainable rate, and the growth of the county over the next several decades will intensify the problem. The $191-million project will consist of constructing a raw water intake and pump station, a water treatment plant, a high service pumping station and storage.
As Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR), McCarthy will work with SJRA to manage both preconstruction and construction services for the project.
“We are looking forward to working with the SJRA to construct this important project in the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way,” said McCarthy Texas Regional President Mike McWay. “McCarthy is well prepared to tackle challenges such as working around the Lake Conroe Dam and minimizing impacts to the neighboring community.”
The water treatment plant will have an initial treated water capacity of 30 MGD with design considerations for expansion in the future and is scheduled to complete by the end of 2015.
The project is financed through a combination of loans from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and proceeds from tax exempt bond issues. Design of the project is currently in progress and construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2012.
Celebrating 30 years of building in Texas, McCarthy (mccarthy.com) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest commercial contractors and a leading water treatment facility builder. An employee-owned company, McCarthy offers general contracting, construction management and design/build services for the following project types: water/wastewater treatment, parking structures, healthcare, educational, office buildings, bridges and highways, laboratory, biotechnology, entertainment, retail, microelectronic, and industrial facilities. In addition to Houston, McCarthy has offices in Dallas, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego and Newport Beach, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Louis and Atlanta.