The City of Harker Heights has experienced some of the highest growth rates in the State during the past two decades, creating stress and strain on their water utility. The City purchases their potable drinking water supply from Bell County WCID No. 1, and then is responsible for the storage, pumping, transmission, and distribution to all of its customers.
The City chose Walker Partners to evaluate their water infrastructure with two objectives: 1) to determine the deficiencies of their existing system; and 2) to plan improvements which meet the future needs of the population growth.
Walker Partners utilized planning data and information from the Brazos G Regional Water Plan, historical and statistical growth patterns, and utility company service projections to develop sound and reasonable population projections for forecasting Harker Heights’ future water needs. Our team of senior-level, experienced engineers utilized these population projections to develop a reliable, efficient water infrastructure plan with the following improvements: 9,100 linear feet of 24-inch diameter ductile iron water transmission main, a new 1.5 MG pre-stressed concrete ground storage tank, and a new high service pump station with a firm capacity of 6,400 GPM
Our Design Team’s computerized water system model revealed that the Harker Heights Arrowhead Ground Storage Tank and Pump Station, in the southern part of town, was extraordinarily deficient of water supply. The new 24-inch diameter transmission main has proven to be the right answer to provide capacity and redundancy as evidenced by the fact that the Arrowhead Ground Storage Tank and Pump Station have functioned flawlessly during the 2012 and 2013 drought!
Walker Partners’ senior level experts proved to be paramount to the success of this project. Every element of the project, from the location of the facility to the type of storage tank, to the identification of the need for the transmission main were all precisely designed and specified for longevity, reliability, durability, function, reduced maintenance, and economic sustainability to provide Harker Heights with the right infrastructure with the greatest VALUE!
completion date: 2012
location: harker Heights, Tx