IWT Project - Assessment of the Whitehorse Aquifer as a potential source of water supply for the City of San Angelo | Texas Water Development Board

Assessment of the Whitehorse Aquifer as a Potential Source of Water Supply for the City of San Angelo

Project Summary:

The project will assess the suitability of the Whitehorse aquifer in eastern Irion County as a source of brackish groundwater that can be used by the City of San Angelo for municipal purposes after desalination.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Sanjeev Kalaswad
Funding Recipients:
City of San Angelo and Upper Colorado River Authority
Project Administrator:
Upper Colorado River Authority
Consultants:
LBG-Guyton Associates, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Project Start Date:
April 2006
Amended Project Completion Date:
February 2008
Total Project Cost:
$529,000
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
$300,000
Benefits:
The brackish groundwater guidance manual that will be developed for this project can be used by other communities in the state who have access to and an interest in developing brackish groundwater.

Project Details

Participants

Project Sponsor:

Texas Water Development Board
Dr. Sanjeev Kalaswad - Contract Manager
Texas Water Development Board
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711
512-936-0838

Funding Recipients:

City of San Angelo
Mr. Harold Dominguez - City Manager
City of San Angelo
P.O. Box 1751
San Angelo, TX 76902
325-657-4241

Upper Colorado River Authority (UCRA)
Mr. Stephen Brown - Management Consultant
Upper Colorado River Authority
512 Orient
San Angelo, TX 76903
325-655-0565

Project Manager:

Upper Colorado River Authority (UCRA)
Mr. Stephen Brown - Management Consultant
Upper Colorado River Authority
512 Orient
San Angelo, TX 76903
325-655-0565

Project Consultants:

LBG-Guyton Associates
Mr. John B. Ashworth - Associate
LBG-Guyton Associates
1101 South Capital of Texas Highway
Suite B-220
Austin, TX 78746-6437
512-327-9640

Freese and Nichols
Freese and Nichols
10814 Jollyville Road
Building 4, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
512-617-3121

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Statement of Interest in Texas Register August 16, 2005
Statement of Interest received by TWDB October 10, 2005
Study approved by TWDB Board January 19, 2006
Contract executed April 12, 2006
Project engineer selected by City of San Angelo/UCRA July 20, 2006
Draft final reports received January 2008
Comments provided to contractor March 2008
Final reports received April 2008

Final Reports

Brackish Groundwater Exploration Guidance Manual (25.23 MB)

Brackish Source Water Exploration in the San Angelo, Texas Area (8.53 MB)

Photographs

Courtesy of Upper Colorado River Authority April/May 2007

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