SWG Engineering filed an application with Texas Water Development Board in 2011 to obtain funding for Water Distribution Improvements. Funding was obtained in the amount of $7,167,700.00, SWG designed and prepared contract and bidding documents for the installation of 46,600 LF of water line varying in sizes from 6” to 12”. The project consisted of:
From project planning to construction completion, which was concluded in 2020. This new EST has become a local landmark located adjacent to TxDOT Expressway 83, and bearing the City logo, as well as both local school team logos. The EST is especially significant to the City, in that it will be their only source of elevated water storage, as the only other existing EST in their system is currently scheduled for decommissioning. The project is innovative in that this specific EST is a sophisticated, state of the art system, remotely monitored through a central SCADA system, and an intrinsic component of the City’s water distribution system.
This project was also a key component of SWSC’s new 8 MGD WTP (designed by SWG): a grant from USDA was procured by SWG to fund part of the expenses in construction of the WTP and the engineers were able to use the cost of construction of the EST as a partial match for grant requirements. This new EST has become a local landmark, located adjacent to TxDOT State Highway 364, and bearing the Water Supply Corporation’s logo.
SWG was selected by SWSC to design and conduct construction management on paving and drainage improvements at WTP#2, which as composed of approximately 4,200 SY reinforced concrete roads and 2,000 LF of storm sewer lines. This mitigated flooding in the critical WTP, as well as improved operations.
SWG pursued and obtained funding in the amount of $25,000,000 from USDA for the complete design, development, and construction of a new 8 MGD Water Treatment Plant, being WTP No. 3 for SWSC, as well as other system improvements.
The project will convert approximately 28,000 linear feet (~5.3 miles) of deteriorated canal into a modern pipeline system. The canal conversion to pipeline project is anticipated to save approx. 2,050 acre-feet of water, being 668 million gallons, per year.
SWG designed the new mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant, along with green technologies such as solar cells to partially power the system. The solar power panels installed at the Water Treatment Plant now supply approximately 40% of the power needed to run the pumps.
SWG Engineering, LLC was tasked with developing various different drainage projects across the City of Mercedes to mitigate local flooding. SWG completed the H&H analysis, design, and CEI of a regional storm water detention facility. The storage capacity of the proposed pond is approximately 22 acre feet. This project is considered critical infrastructure for local flood mitigation.
SWG proposed and designed a water treatment plant with options of alternate area for clarifiers, a paved driveway for trucks, and a detention pond area.
SWG Engineering, LLC was hired to perform the design of various drainage improvements, including property acquisition and easements for storm sewer lines, TxDOT UIR crossing permits, among others. Project composed of storm sewer system, including 24” sewer line, box culverts for road crossing, ditch widening, as well as a 30 acre feet detention pond for flood mitigation.
SWG Engineering, LLC was tasked with developing various different drainage projects across the City of Mercedes to mitigate local flooding. The Mercedes GIS Mapping will consist of surveying, documenting, and collecting crucial data pertaining to the various components of the system. Important data to be collected are: depth of the catch basins, grate sizes, direction of flow, pipe size and depth, pipe materials, and notes regarding the current state of the existing infrastructure. The data will then be transferred into a digital interactive map of the City of Mercedes allowing users the ability to navigate throughout the map and select a specific point that will reflect all of the data collected at that point in the system. The project was partially funded through a grant procured from TWDB for 33% of the project cost.
The proposed improvements will be the acquisition of property for a storm detention area, the construction of a detention pond, drainage piping and connections from the proposed detention pond, drainage piping and connections from an existing pump station to the proposed detention pond, a proposed pump station to evacuate the detention pond, and associated appurtenances, which will include check valves, head walls, paving and restoration of open cuts for pipe installation, among others. The detention pond will serve as a holding area, while the proposed pump structure evacuates the pond to the designated drainage outfall. The project will mitigate flooding in a populated area of the City. Contract Value: $750,000.00
SWG Engineering, LLC assisted in the preparation of the Flood Protection Plan for the City of La Feria which is located in west Cameron County. The study area included incorporated areas surrounding La Feria and a portion of the Town of Santa Rosa. In response to local concern over drainage problems and the need to approach the issues on a comprehensive, system-wide basis, La Feria and its community partners applied for and received funding assistance through the Flood Protection Planning Program of the Texas Water Development Board.
The purpose of the project was to develop a comprehensive set of models for the City’s main drainage system, to be utilized in developing flood protection alternatives, both structural and non-structural. A set of policy goals and a corresponding implementation action plan were developed on the basis of the hydrologic and hydraulic models, and Advisory Committee and citizen input.
The City of La Feria selected SWG Engineering to design and prepare plans and contract documents for the Drainage and Paving Improvements for Beddeos Road and Kelley Drive. Project requirements and services rendered:
SWG Engineering, LLC was tasked with developing various different drainage projects across the City of Mercedes to mitigate local flooding. H&H analysis, design, and CEI of drainage improvements of area. Maximized existing resources by turning green areas of Local Park into detention areas during critical storm events, while maintaining use and function as recreational park facilities. Storage capacity of approximately 8 acre feet. With a Contract Value of: $250,000.00
Analysis, design, development, and CEI of paving and drainage project for the Progreso Land Port of Entry Expansion Project. Federal agencies such as GSA, CBP, FDA, FMCSA, were involved in the process. Approx. 15,000 SY of new pavement was added as part of the project.
SWG was selected by the City of Donna to design, prepare plans and documents for approximately 17,700 LF of interconnect waterlines and an altitude valve for the Donna West Elevated Storage Tank.
City of La Feria selected SWG Engineering to design, prepare contract and bid documents for the installation of 46,600 LF of water line varying in sizes from 6” to 12”.
Description of services includes creating a comprehensive hydraulic model of the City’s connections system. Continuously updated model as additional connections or other relevant information was shared by the City.
Rehabilitation and modernization of a 2 MGD water well, which went unused for several years due to disrepair and a need for rehabilitation. Designed method of rehabilitation, as well as new pump system and controls. The project now provides over 1.5 MGD of clean water to the City’s residents, saving a substantial amount of expenses in treatment and sludge disposal.
Fitting a proposed waste water treatment plant on Donna property without going into the unusable landfill area. Including alternate areas for site.
SWG was chosen to redesign the area around the amphitheater with additional features.
SWG was chosen to design and render the ground storage tank and to put the logo at varying sizes to be chosen which looked best.
SWG designed the new 8 MGD Water Tower. Rendering made to show size and design of the water tank.
Mapping out City of Pharr roadways and marking the areas that need to be replaced.
Proposed Improvements to FM 492 Water Treatment Plant.
SWG was selected by Harlingen CISD to design, prepare plans and documents for approximately 1300 square yards of paving and sidewalk improvements, 350 LF of sanitary sewer improvements for various Harlingen CISD schools.
36,000 LF of Potable Water Transmission Line.
Changing the direction and entrance area for Garcia street. Adding in landscaping onto the rock scape.
SWG designed an artificial channel for conveying the water across the Anaquitas bridge.
Renovation of Los Indios City Park including: Basketball Court, Engineered steel building, court cover and green projects including rainwater capture and reuse and scent and butterfly gardens.
Proposing drainage for the existing C.C.D.D. #5 Detention Basin 21.0 Acres.
Basketball court, engineered steel building court cover, exercise facilities, green components including scent and butterfly gardens.
Conceptual design and layout for new welcome area at Highway 100 and 48. Walkways, structure, landscaping and irrigation.
Conceptual design and layout for Port Isabel medians along highway 100. Walkways, artistic installations and seat wall.
Survey and design project. Parking lot renovation. Expansion of sidewalk and safety bollards for outdoor cafe. Transportation engineering for traffic flow and control.
Breaking ground for the premiere shopping location in Donna, Texas.
Using the land that Mercedes already owns, SWG is making a proposed dog pound with 2 parking lot areas in the front and the back of the pound, including a proposed storage area.
Proposed waterlines and proposed water treatment facility.
SWG strives to be more than an Engineer to our clients. We strive to be trusted partners and consultants.