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If you can't get enough weather information or you have questions about how the weather effects our drought, there are answers out there. The Texas Water Development Board has a video series that can help answer those water and weather questions. Each month, they create videos that can keep you up to date on water conditions around the state. Check out the latest installment below or click the link on the right to see past videos.
Employee Spotlight: Construction Project Manager
Construction jobs have a lot of moving parts. Managing all the pieces to keep the project on track is a big ask, and our Construction Project Manager, Jason Scarborough is on the job.
In a project like the work on University Parks, there are multiple contractors to coordinate. Since different parts of the construction started at different times, someone has to make sure everyone has the same goal in mind. Repairing and renewing infrastructure is also part of the equation, so Jason coordinates with several City of Waco departments, Oncor and other stakeholders.
Every contractor and piece of equipment is jockeying for a finite amount of space, trying to ensure compliance with fire code and keeping the scope and timeline for the project in mind. Jason has to have a big picture view of the site including the details on the ground.
Wastewater Collection Hard at Work
The temperatures are rising, but Water Utility Services has lots of staff in the field every day. The Distribution and Collection team manages over 1000 miles of water lines and over 900 miles of wastewater lines. As Waco grows, maintaining and repairing the infrastructure has become a high priority. Using a combination of expertise, technology and in-the-field problem solving, these crews execute work orders all over town and get the job done.
To find a manhole that’s been covered by a driveway, the team finds the nearest visible manhole. They send their camera underground and along the sewer line. The camera either floats on small pontoons or rolls on wheels. The crew then uses a wand that locates the camera, so they can follow the line to the hidden manhole location. Members of the crew keep an eye on the video transmission while others mark the camera’s location along the line. Even under concrete and gravel, the crew is able to locate the manhole and prepare for the next steps of the project.