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T-Bar Ranch Well Field Development & Delivery Project

Location

Midland, TX

Value

$157 M

Delivery Method

  • Design-Build
  • P3

Client Type

Municipal

Project Type

  • Pipeline
  • Pump Station
  • Tank
★ DBIA National Merit Award
★ National Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Award
Constructed two months ahead of schedule
$1.7 million in VE cost savings

After suffering from severe drought conditions, the City of Midland faced a water shortage in 2012. The booming gas and oil industry was attracting people to the city and water was in high demand. Two of the city’s three water reservoirs were nearly drained, and the third was only 15% full. Teamed with Black & Veatch in a consortium agreement, and Parkhill, Smith and Cooper as a partner, Garney designed and constructed 60 miles of 48” transmission main and 21 miles of well field collector piping, all installed in 10 months. The pipe sections consisted of 205,500 LF of 48” steel waterline, 105,250 LF of 48” C303 waterline, 10,000 LF of 36” C303 and 100,000 LF of 6” to 24” PVC pipe. The project required nearly 200,000 LF of rock excavation, 1,750 LF of hand-mined tunnel installations, and more than 115 air release valve structures. The project also included new electrical power feeds to all facilities, 44 production wells, high service pumping station, 2 MG well field ground storage tank, chlorination facility, telecommunication towers, and 5 MG intermediate ground storage tank.  


“Garney participated in design constructability reviews and budget development, which was pivotal to the success of this expedited project.”

—Jay Edwards, P.E., General Manager at Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1


AWARDS
2013 Best Projects Merit Award, 2013  ENR Texas & Louisiana
Merit Award, 2013  DBIA National
National Public-Private Partnerships Award – Infrastructure Project, 2014  NCPPP


PUBLICATIONS
Sustainability Back at the Ranch, 2013 American Water Works Association
Fast Track to Quench Thirst, 2013 WE&T Water Environment and Technology