IH 45 and SH 6 Water Distribution System Improvements

Gulf Coast Water Authority/Galveston County | Galveston County, Texas

Binkley & Barfield | DCCM provided the preliminary and final design and construction phase services for 8,100 linear feet of 24-inch water line as part of a collaboration between Galveston County Water Authority and Galveston County to provide potable water to a future residential area in Texas City. To accommodate this needed water line, an alignment was established at the intersection of Avenue L and a Galveston County Water Authority canal in Santa Fe, where the line connected to an existing water line and then extended along the north high bank of the canal to a metering station site west of IH 45. This project was funded by the State of Texas through a Community Development Block Grant and administered by the Texas General Land Office due to damage from Hurricane Ike. The funding was allocated to Galveston County, thereby funding the construction and managing the design and construction phases.


  • Alignment set in an undeveloped area along a high bank of the canal, making site access difficult
  • Connection point to existing large-diameter water line along a busy roadway with deep side ditches
  • Galveston County administered the project, but Galveston County water authority established all standards


  • We maintained an open line of communication with Galveston County and the Galveston County water authority and worked diligently to address all comments from both
  • We designed traffic control plans to aid the contractor in working safely on a busy street
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