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McCarthy Building Companies Completes Fort Worth Westside Water Treatment Plant

Project to treat water for more than 50,000 Fort Worth residents

Westside Water Treatment Plant Interior
Westside Water Treatment Plant Interior
Nov. 8, 2012 - PRLog -- McCarthy Building Companies Inc. (http://www.mccarthy.com), a Texas builder for 33 years, recently completed the $47 million Fort Worth Westside Water Treatment Plant. The new water treatment facility has an initial treatment capacity of 12 million gallons of water per day and is expandable to meet the future needs of western Fort Worth.

The facility will treat raw water from the Tarrant Regional Water Board’s 90 inch raw water main that connects Eagle Mountain Lake with the East Texas water supply in Cedar Creek and Richland-Chambers reservoirs. It will then distribute the treated water to the growing west side of Fort Worth. The state-of-the-art water treatment facility utilizes advanced treatment processes including low pressure membrane microfiltration and ozone gas to produce the highest quality drinking water in Fort Worth.  Also included in the facility are an operations building, filter complex, wash water recovery basins, a recycle pump station, a 2.5 million gallon ground storage tank, a high-service pump station, an ozone chemical building and an electrical building.

“This was a major project for McCarthy’s Texas region where we were able to leverage our extensive national background in water treatment plant construction,” said McCarthy Texas Division President, Mike McWay. “Water is our most important resource, especially in Texas, and we are thrilled to have been a part of this important project for the Fort Worth community.”

The project’s unique feature is the advanced systems utilized in the treatment process that result in the level of high quality water that the city of Fort Worth is producing.  The plant utilizes ozone as a pretreatment, biological filters and membrane filtration to create a high quality finished product for distribution to Fort Worth’s water customers.

In addition to the Fort Worth Water Treatment Plant, McCarthy is currently in the design and development phase of the $191 million San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) surface water facility project in Conroe, Texas. The project will consist of constructing a raw water intake and pump station, a water treatment plant, a high service pump station and storage.

For more information on the Fort Worth Westside Water Treatment Plant visit our website at www.mccarthy.com.

About McCarthy

Celebrating 33 years of building in Texas (http://www.mccarthy.com/locations/dallas/), McCarthy is the nation’s eighth largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2012) and a leading federal builder. An employee-owned company, McCarthy performs general contractor, construction management and design/build services for the following project types: water/wastewater, federal, port/marine, healthcare, educational, entertainment, parking structures, office buildings, bridges and highways, laboratory, biotechnology, retail, microelectronic, industrial facilities, tenant interiors and mixed-use project construction. In addition to Dallas, McCarthy has offices in Houston; Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego and Newport Beach, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Louis; New Mexico; Collinsville Ill. and Atlanta. For more information please visit www.mccarthy.com.

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