The Tom Green County Fresh Water Supply District #2 (“District”) is designing and constructing water well rehabilitation projects assisted by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for water improvements in Christoval, Texas. The District’s consulting engineer, MRB Group, is requesting qualified well drilling Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises to contact MRB Group’s Austin office for information on an upcoming project in the community to clean out three shallow water wells and provide video to the design Engineer to assess the condition of the wells. It is anticipated that the bid date will be in late July.
If you are interested in being contacted for this opportunity please contact Mr. Adam M. Luke, P.E. at (512) 436-8571 or firstname.lastname@example.org by July 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM.
This contract is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which includes EPA-approved fair share goals toward procurement of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) businesses. EPA rules require that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts, and procurements to M/WBEs through demonstration of the six affirmative steps.
For more details of the DBE Program and the current, applicable fair share goals, please visit www.twdb.texas.gov/DBE.
The District relies on three wells in the City Park of Christoval, Texas for water supply to its approximately 300 customers. The wells are considered to be groundwater under the influence of the surface water of the nearby South Concho River. Over time, the wells have filled with accumulated sand and gravel, reducing their capacity. In November of 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared Tom Green County a drought disaster area, emphasizing the need for sustainable water supply in the area.
Meanwhile, the District had identified the need to install an emergency generator at its water treatment plant. The area commonly experiences power outages, which immediately lead to water outages. This need was emphasized after the winter storm of February 2021 that left the District without water for days.
In February 2020 the District filed a request for a well rehabilitation and emergency generator project with the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) 2021 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Intended Use Plan. The plan was accepted, and the TWDB invited the District to apply for 100% grant funding for the project in May 2021.