City of Beeville Waterline Repair and Raw Water Line Water Source

June 2019

BEEVILLE, TX – LNV provided engineering design services to the City of Beeville to repair a leak in the existing 24-inch raw water line.

LNV’s client, the City of Beeville, was pleased to hear that LNV had made a successful recommendation to repair a leaking raw water intake line at the Nueces River. The City believes the line had been leaking for more than a year before it was noticed.

Eric Villarreal, PE, LNV’s Project Manager and Vice President, stated, “One of the biggest challenges of this project was that the leak was located under water within the Nueces River”. LNV developed a plan to replace 1,000-feet of pipe by sliplining HDPE pipe inside the 24-inch existing pipe.

Another challenge was that this water line is the only source of water for the City of Beeville. Therefore, the plan also included providing a temporary bypass pump to maintain water service to the City’s water treatment plant.

In total, the city water line was down approximately five hours. LNV was successful in solving the City’s waterline and raw water intake issue and the consumers were not without water for a lengthy period of time.

LNV is hopeful that this recommendation was a successful fix to the City’s current water system infrastructure and will hopefully lead to the assistance of a more proactive system to avoid any future complications.

Stringers for Scholarships 2019

June 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Del Mar College and LNV partnered up for the 6th Annual Stringers for Scholarships fishing tournament located at Marker 37 Marina in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Stringers for Scholarships is an annual tournament hosted by the Del Mar College Foundation and LNV to raise scholarship funds for local students.

Overall, the 2019 tournament was a huge success. Over 230 anglers spent the day on the water for a good cause. The Foundation’s annual tournament presented by LNV raised over $69,000 in student scholarships. There were also over 22 sponsors who helped make this year’s tournament such a success. Multiple local businesses donated food, drinks, coolers, raffle and door prizes and their time to raising money for student scholarships.

Participants enjoyed a Captain’s Meeting the night before the tournament catered by Saltwater Grill and a BBQ lunch the day of the tournament from ONYX Engineering’s fabulous competitive cooking team. Local musician, John Eric, played some Texas Country music while anglers weighed in their biggest catches.

The LNV Team and Del Mar College are extremely grateful for the opportunity to invest in our local students. Funds raised at this tournament go directly to Del Mar College students to assist in furthering their education. We are appreciative of our new sponsors and sponsors who have been assisting in the success of this tournament for the last six years.

Below are the results of the winners for the 2019 Stringers for Scholarships fishing tournament:

Non-Guided:

Heaviest Trout – First Place: Power Source Electric, Team For Reel

Heaviest Trout – Second Place: Precision Pump Systems

Heaviest Trout – Third Place: Hubert Construction, Team Bottom Feeders

Heaviest Redfish – First Place: Samuel Serrata, Team DMC Welding Slow N Steady

Heaviest Redfish – Second Place: Hubert Construction, Team Bottom Feeders

Heaviest Redfish – Third Place: Precision Pump Systems

Heaviest Flounder – First Place: Team DMC Salty Johnsons

Heaviest Stringer – Team Onyx Engineering, Captain Kenneth Soto

Guided:

Heaviest Trout – First Place: Team LNV Here for the Beer, Captain Eric Villarreal

Heaviest Trout – Second Place: Team DMC Team Houlihan – Just One More Outfitter

Heaviest Stringer – Team Spaw Glass, Captain Eric Kennedy

Fly Fishing:

Heaviest Stringer – Team Borden Insurance, Captain Michael Swantner

Other:

Smallest Fish – Schneider Electric

LNV Recommendations for City’s Water Distribution System

May 2018

BEEVILLE, TX – After facing recent water quality challenges and issuing a water boil notice in 2016, the City of Beeville (City) contracted LNV to provide an evaluation of the water system and their Nitrification Action Plan (NAP).  The objectives of the study were to identify areas in which chloramine operations may be improved to further mitigate potential nitrification and to further define the NAP response actions to be performed by the City if nitrification is detected and to establish triggers for a free chlorine conversion response.

Logan Burton, from LNV, and Marc Santos, from Hazen and Sawyer, presented the results of the study along with some valuable recommendations for the City regarding the operation and capital improvements for their water system.

The city’s water system includes one surface water treatment plant, one groundwater well, 11 groundwater storage tanks, four elevated water tanks and one hydropneumatics tank. The system also has eight pump stations, five pressure planes and over 140 miles of pipelines and 5,000 active connections.

The study included an evaluation of the City’s Morrill Water Treatment Plant (WTP), current water system infrastructure and chloramine operations. The study determined that the system has several components that may be optimized to improve chloramine treatment and mitigation of nitrification. In addition, some new installations are required to improve system performance to stabilize chloramine residuals and minimize water age. LNV’s system review evaluated four key areas of the system: the WTP, storage tanks, distribution system, water quality and Nitrification Action Plan (NAP).

LNV hopes that these recommendations are proactive in monitoring future issues that may come to the surface and avoid any forthcoming complications.

#TexasStrong – Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery

Despite Hurricane Harvey and the mass devastation it caused, our LNV staff truly came together in widespread fashion to provide relief to our LNV family and the surrounding community

2017 Structural Engineers Association of Texas Conference

The Structural Engineers Association of Texas held their annual state conference at the Holiday Inn Marina here in Corpus Christi last week.

2017 LNV Employee Baseball Outing

LNV celebrated our employee appreciation at the Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball and San Antonio Missions Baseball games this past month

Annual Industrial Industry Safety Excellence Program and Banquet

Annual Industrial Industry Safety Excellence Program and Banquet hosted by the Contractors Safety Council of the Coastal Bend

Discovering West Oso ISD Student Breakfast and College Career Day

LNV attended the West Oso ISD Business Breakfast followed by the College and Career Day at West Oso High School

2017 Corpus Christi Canstruction

Congratulations to LNV’s Canstruction Team for winning the 2017 People’s Choice Award and Structural Ingenuity Winner Award