City of San Angelo Hickory Water Supply Project

The Housley Group’s municipal utility construction department was selected by the City of San Angelo to build the well site connecting system for a critically needed $9,500,000 well field expansion project located on the 55,000 acre Ford Ranch in Melvin, Texas.  This well field expansion project added seven (7) additional 3,000 ft. water wells which connected to a sixty-three (63) mile thirty (30) inch transport pipeline running from the Ford Ranch to a newly constructed water treatment plant in San Angelo.  The well site pipeline collection system consisted of over eight (8) miles of 20”, 16”, 12” and 8” PVC pipe which connected the seven new well sites to the 30” transport pipeline.  This project took place on a rugged and isolated West Texas working cattle ranch.  We regularly had to work around several hundred head of cattle as they were herded through our work areas to different rotational grazing pastures.  Large areas of the ranch were designated by Federal and State agencies as Endangered Species Habitat.  Much of this restricted habitat ran for miles along the pipeline easement severely limiting our available work area for heavy equipment.  Meeting the customer’s critical timeline for the completion of this well expansion was an absolute requirement that was successfully met.