Parsons Awarded San Antonio Water System Brackish Water Desalination Program

Water Design-Build Council member firm Parsons recently announced that it, along with a joint venture (JV) partner, has been selected by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) to serve as the construction manager at-risk (CMAR) for its critical brackish groundwater desalination program. This $86 million CMAR contract includes preconstruction phase collaboration with the SAWS program management and design teams, construction of all program components, and six months of treatment plant operations.

The scope of work includes 13 raw water production wells, raw and finished water conveyance, residual conveyance, three deep injection wells, a 10-mgd reverse osmosis membrane water treatment plant, a 7.5-mgd finished water storage reservoir, chemical treatment systems, supervisory and data acquisition controls, and a new administration building that incorporates a public tour route, pilot plant, and training facility.

“Parsons is pleased to be collaborating on this important project that advances SAWS’ sustainable water supply strategy by preserving potable groundwater aquifers and employing reverse osmosis membrane technology to desalinate previously untapped brackish groundwater,” said Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Group President.

Parsons is amongst the world’s largest engineering and construction firms, and is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, defense/security, and resources. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com.

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