Brackish Groundwater Desalination Program

San Antonio Water System

Parsons – Construction Management At-Risk

SAWS2-ParsonsTo reduce dependency on the Edwards Aquifer, the main water supply source for nearly 1.6 million in San Antonio, Texas, officials with the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) approved a unique brackish groundwater desalination program as part of its overall 2012 water management plan. Located in the southern Bexar County region, this previously untapped water source of brackish groundwater will both diversify and meet regional water needs over the next 50 years.


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  • How Parsons was able to collaborate with designers to adapt alternative construction methods which resulted in substantial cost savings
  • The collaborative process used to scope the project that allowed greater opportunities for local firms to participate in the project
  • How Black & Veatch played a role in this vital project

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