Hewitt Engineering Inc. has recently designed three reclaimed wastewater ponds and pump stations for projects in the City of Kerrville. These ponds receive reclaimed wastewater from the City of Kerrville to be used for irrigation purposes. The three separate projects were completed for Schreiner University, Riverhill Country Club and the City of Kerrville Sports Center. The projects included preparation of the reclaimed wastewater pond and pump station plans, sections, details and technical specifications, design of the pump station intake structure, piping, gauges, meters and valve system, design of the reclaimed wastewater pump and motor and design of a prefabricated metal building to house the pump, piping and electrical equipment.
This project consisted of preparing plans and specifications for over 8,200 linear feet of 6-inch reclaimed wastewater lines across the Schreiner University campus. The project connected to the on-campus reclaimed wastewater pond and pump station and delivered reclaimed wastewater across the campus and into the existing irrigation system.
Hewitt Engineering prepared plans and specifications and provided Construction Phase Services for the extension of the City of Kerrville River Trail project. This contract consisted of the construction of approximately 3,200 linear feet of 10-foot wide concrete trail along the Guadalupe River, 2,200 linear feet of 8-foot wide concrete trail, one new trailhead, water and electrical service and associated limestone block retaining walls, grading and drainage improvements for the City of Kerrville. The construction for this project extends from the existing G Street Trailhead, across the Guadalupe River, southeast along the river, under SH 27 (Memorial Boulevard) and then northwest to the new Schreiner University trailhead. The project included a trail crossing over Quinlan Creek consisting of concrete headwalls and wingwalls, erosion control, and box culverts.
This project consisted of proposed drainage and paving improvements on the main elementary school for Ingram I.S.D. located at 125 Brave Run in Ingram Texas. The scope of services, included the preparation of a Drainage Plan, Dimensional Control Plan, Paving & Grading Plan, Erosion Control Plan, Bid Phase Services and Construction Phase Services.
This project consisted of designing an Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) water supply well 610 feet down to the bottom of the Trinity Aquifer and then extending an exploratory well to the bottom of the Ellenburger Aquifer.
The UGRA has constructed seven Water and Sediment Control Basins throughout Kerr County over the past seven years. The intent of these projects is to limit or greatly reduce sediment runoff into the North Fork and South Fork of the Guadalupe River, Johnson Creek and contributing tributaries while recharging the aquifer. The scope of work for these projects has included site evaluations to identify and evaluate the site criteria in order to recommend the best site for achieving sediment and erosion control, preparation of a hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analysis in order to determine the most cost-effective location for the proposed project, preparation of construction plans and specifications, and construction observation.
The proposed Meadowbrook Retirement Community is located approximately three (3) miles northwest of Ingram, Texas along Junction Highway 27 in Northern Kerr County at 114 Hoot Owl Hollow. The development will consist of 102 lots in Phase 1 on an existing 88.13-acre undeveloped pasture/range property. The engineering for this project included a drainage plan, grading plan, roadway and paving plans, and water system plans. The water system facilities for the development include one new water well, metered hypochlorination, two ground storage tanks, two booster pumps, one hydropneumatic pressure tank, and water distribution lines.
The City of Kerrville Louise Hays Park improvements were completed in 2015. The Louise Hays Park is a 63 acre park located along the Guadalupe River and the improvements included amenities such as playgrounds, covered pavilions, children’s spray park, hike and bike trails, access to the Guadalupe River access, restrooms and parking.
Construction has started for the first part of this project located along SH 39 near McNeil Street. The purpose of the project is to provide wastewater service to existing and future nonresidential connections in the central portion of the City and the businesses along Junction Highway (SH 27) in the eastern portion of the City. The proposed wastewater system improvements consist of the installation of new 6-12 inch gravity sewer lines in the central and eastern portions of the City along SH 39 and SH 27.
Construction continues on the Louise Hays Park improvements with completion scheduled for early 2015. The Louise Hays Park is a 63 acre park located along the Guadalupe River and will include amenities such as playgrounds, covered pavilions, children’s spray park, hike and bike trail, Guadalupe River access and more.