In the News: 01.28.2021

Challenges and Opportunities of Water in Houston

Civil + Structural Engineer 

Water has played an important role in Houston’s infrastructure and growth since the city’s inception in 1837. Flash forward to today and Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, with over 7 million residents in the metropolitan statistical area.

The city is in the process of shifting from its reliance on groundwater to surface water as the source for what the growing population will use. A critical part of this shift is the $1.765 billion expansion of the Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP), which just so happens to be the largest progressive design-build water treatment plant project underway not only in Texas, but in the entire United States. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is working on three separate contracts as part of the overall project. 

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