Baton Rouge, LA – On August 25, 2017 Hurricane Harvey hit Texas as a Category 4 storm inflicting $125 billion in damage to the state and flooding 800 wastewater treatment facilities, including the 10 MGD plant in Conroe, Texas.
Since the storm, Wharton-Smith has supported the Texas community providing relief efforts and construction expertise in areas affected by the deadly hurricane. Currently, teams from our Baton Rouge office are working to rebuild the Conroe Wastewater Treatment plant. Senior Project Manager Andre Boagni and Superintendent Phillip Corsair are working with local crews to restore the plant to its normal operating condition.
Andre and Phillip are also working with the City of Conroe, FEMA, and Lockwood, Andrews, and Newnam, Inc. on mitigation efforts for the plant’s three operation buildings, as well as the 3,000 linear feet perimeter dike. Part of that effort includes elevating generators, equipment, and electrical gear above the highest point of flood water experienced during the hurricane.
The project is expected to be complete by Fall of 2018.