IWT Project - North Alamo Water Supply Corporation | Texas Water Development Board

Demonstration of Fiberglass Well Casings in Brackish Groundwater Wells

Project Summary:

Currently, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality does not permit well casings to be made of materials other than those listed under rule §290.41(c)(3).

However, recent research has suggested that fiberglass casings offer significant cost savings and have better corrosion resistance properties compared to steel casings.  This study will design and install a groundwater production well using fiberglass well casings.

A companion video from a downhole camera walks the viewer down the inside of the well highlighting the structural features of the well casing.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E.
Funding Recipient:
North Alamo Water Supply Corporation
Project Administrator:
Jesus Leal, P.E., NRS Engineers
Participants:
North Alamo Water Supply Corporation, NRS Consulting Engineers, Befesa WaterBuild, R.W. Harden & Associates
Project Start Date:
September 2010
Project Completion Date:
August 2012 (final report pending)
Total Project Cost:
$787,500
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
$100,000
Benefits:
This project will develop design criteria for installing groundwater production wells using fiberglass well casings in Texas.

Project Details

Participants

Project Sponsors:

Texas Water Development Board
Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E. - Contract Manager
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711
512-475-3003

Funding Recipient:

North Alamo Water Supply Corporation
420 S. Doolittle Road
Edinburg, Texas 78539
956-383-1618

Project Manager:

NRS Consulting Engineers
Mr. Jesus Leal, P.E. - Principal
NRS Consulting Engineers
1222 E. Tyler, Suite C
P.O. Box 2544
Harlingen, TX 78551
956-423-7409

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Proposals in Texas Register December 17, 2009
Initial Statement of Interest received by TWDB March 1, 2010
Study approved by TWDB Board May 20, 2010
Contract executed September 17, 2010

Progress Reports

Final Report

Video

A companion video from a downhole camera walks the viewer down the inside of the well highlighting the structural features of the well casing.


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