Like many cities across Texas, the City of Clyde is experiencing steady growth in population, business development, and economy. With such steady growth, the City recognized the need to act on its aging water service infrastructure. This forward-thinking project will replace residential water meters with new “smart” water meters and connect them to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system, improving operational efficiencies and allowing customers to access their water usage data in near real-time. Additionally, the project includes plans to double the water treatment plant’s capacity. The project will also replace aging clay sewer lines, refurbish manholes, install LED lighting at city-owned buildings, implement a small solar array at the wastewater treatment plant, construct a larger public works facility, and insource solid waste management.
These upgrades will ensure the City of Clyde’s water system is sustainable and will enhance water revenues, provide operational efficiencies, and improve customer service opportunities for residents. These 21st-century infrastructure improvements will generate over $23 million in savings for the City of Clyde throughout the project’s life.
The project is being completed with two separate contracts. The first is an energy savings performance contract for $13,143,472, and the second is a design-build contract for $1,385,982 to construct the new public works facility.
- Install 1,600+ water meters with connections to an AMI network
- Double the capacity of the water treatment plant to enable the City to produce two million gallons of water per day.
- Refurbish 192 manholes throughout the City.
- Replace 2,200 feet of aged clay sewer lines.
- Install LED lighting at the Police Station, Lake House, Senior Center, Public Works Building, Animal Control, Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Library, Sewer Plant, and the Fire Department.
- Install a small solar array at the wastewater treatment plant with room for future expansion. The array will generate enough power to offset utility use at the plant.
- Utilizing a design-build contract, design and construct a larger public works facility with maintenance bays large enough to accommodate the City’s truck fleet.
In May 2022, the Texas Municipal League’s Texas Town & City publication highlighted the City of Clyde. The issue featured innovative city projects throughout Texas.