Newsletter for May 2021


Jeffrey Wouters, M.S., P.E., S.E. (CP&Y)

Evaluation & Repair of Alkali-Silica Reaction Damage to Existing Concrete Wastewater Infrastructure

Tuesday – May 18, 2021 at 12 pm to 1 pm

Zoom Meeting

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the November CTS WEAT meeting will be an online Zoom meeting over lunch. Zoom Meeting information below:

Topic: CTS November 2020 Meeting

Time: November 17, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 813 1225 1287

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05/18/21 12:00pm

Evaluation & Repair of Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Damage to Existing Concrete Wastewater Infrastructure

Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) is a deleterious internal expansion in Portland Cement concrete caused by the reaction between alkali from the cement and/or pozzolans and reactive silica aggregates in the presence of moisture. ASR has resulted in significant damage to concrete infrastructure throughout the United States and Worldwide.

This presentation discusses ASR with a focus on the evaluation and repair of existing wastewater concrete infrastructure. This infrastructure is particularly susceptible to ASR because much of it is used to convey and contain water, which raises the internal humidly in the concrete over extended time periods. Additionally, a brief case study will be presented which illustrates the evaluation of existing wastewater infrastructure for ASR and how a structure affected by ASR can be repaired and its service life extended in a cost-effective manner.

Speaker Bio

Jeffrey Wouters, M.S., P.E., S.E., has 30 years of structural engineering experience with extensive expertise and experience in the design, inspection, forensic evaluation and repair/rehabilitation of structures, with a focus on civil infrastructure. He has written numerous papers and lectured on the forensic evaluation, inspection and repair/rehabilitation of structures at universities and conferences throughout the United States and Internationally (England, Canada). He currently directs and manages structural engineering related to water and wastewater infrastructure at CP&Y.

YP Update

  • Clean-up Event – May 8, 2021
  • Virtual Prize Giving and Networking – May 12, 2021

For more information please contact Perran Hutton 512-687-2170,

WEAT Central Texas Section Scholarship Application

Now accepting applications for the WEAT CTS 2021 Scholarship!

WEAT CTS Scholarship Application Deadline

Friday, August 6th

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Are you or your dependent(s) planning to enroll in a two-year or four-year college or university this fall? If so, you and/or your dependent(s) may be eligible for scholarship assistance from the Water Environment Association of Texas Central Texas Section (WEAT CTS) Scholarship!

WEAT CTS is awarding up to $1000 per student recipient, and runner-up recipients may be awarded up to $500. WEAT is committed to enhancing the water environment of Texas through educational investment, workforce development, and supporting our members through WEAT.

All applications with unofficial transcripts must be submitted by 5 PM on Friday, August 6, 2021.

Please submit scholarship application packages to Jenni English at

Reduced Sponsorship Rates for 2021…

Sponsorship alternatives have been developed in a way of keeping section costs, scholarship opportunities and meeting costs low for all members/attendees. Sponsorship options include Classic (meeting), Gold, Platinum, and more! For more details, please contact Jessica Vassar 512-617-3167,

Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

Platinum Sponsors

Environmental Improvements, Inc., established in 1966 is a Manufacturer’s Representative firm specializing in water and wastewater treatment. We represent a complete line of manufacturers capable of treating all variations of municipal water and wastewater applications. Coupled with our product service we have been providing treatment equipment and solutions in Texas for over forty-five years.

Municipal Valve & Equipment Company provides Utilities and their Consultants flow control solutions including drainage backflow prevention, pump/flow control and critical energy dissipation. Our service team will repair your actuators and control valves onsite. Request a quote to remove and replace antiquated valves and actuators with our industry leading products turnkey!

At Plummer, we truly believe that Water is Precious…
As a result, our practice has been focused on the protection and development of water resources for our clients and their customers for 40 years. We are a firm of over 120 engineering and scientific professionals dedicated to planning and design of water infrastructure. Dedicated to water resources and environmental engineering, our firm balances sound engineering principles with innovative technology tailored to our clients’ needs. From initial project kick-off, through stringent QC review, to a completed project, our focus stays on developing cost-effective
solutions for our clients. We are involved from project inception to implementation and every step in between. It is what we do every day, as opposed to what we do when we have that type of project. We are proud to be one of the top engineering firms in Texas and Louisiana (ENR TX&LA 2018). Because of our focus on water-related matters, our engineers and scientists have become recognized experts in their fields at the local, state, and national level. Our motto is “quality deliverables on schedule…without exception.”

Hartwell Environmental Corporation represents leading manufacturers of water and wastewater treatment equipment used in municipal and industrial treatment facilities. Hartwell Environmental Corporation was founded in 1997. We have expanded from our headquarters in Houston to three branch offices in Austin and Arlington, TX and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our expansion has allowed us to better serve the municipal and industrial facilities in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

DCS Engineering, LLC is a full-service locally owned engineering firm with company headquarters located in Austin. DCS provides civil engineering consultingservices on small and large infrastructure projects, specifically municipal water, wastewater, and transportation planning, permitting, design, construction administration, and operational trouble shooting.

DCS’s list of services includes managing and providing master planning; modeling; water supply; CIP list development; design of elevated storage tanks, pumping stations, ground storage tanks, waterlines, reclaimed water systems, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants; process design; plant process analysis/trouble shooting; lift stations; sanitary sewers, sewer rehabilitation; odor and noise control; biosolids treatment; assimilative modeling; TPDES permitting; mechanical, structural, roadway design, and drainage. Simple solutions to complex problems, integrity, and open communication with Owners and Operators are the foundations upon which the firm has been built.

Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI) is a client-focused, regionally based firm with national expertise. From 17 offices across Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma, we work seamlessly together across all disciplines, giving our clients the benefit of multi-service integration with an approach that is as innovative as it is practical. Together, more than 500 professionals deliver top-tier professional services that reflect the FNI vision – to be the firm of choice for clients and employees. In the last 10 years, FNI has performed more than 350 treatment projects and designed more than 730 miles of pipeline and pump stations that provide more than 3.9 billion gallons per day to municipal and industrial clients.

Gold Sponsors

CP&Y, Inc. – Has specialized in providing professional engineering services to Texas communities since 1980. CP&Y has successfully completed numerous civil infrastructure projects across the state specifically in South Central Texas. These projects are always carefully managed and coordinated with the clients who consistently choose us for our versatility, experience, quality, and on-time performance.

Newsletter Sponsors

Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

September Meeting Sponsor


CP&Y, Inc. has specialized in providing leading-edge water and wastewater solutions since 1980, enabling our clients to be responsible stewards of the earth’s water resources. Our team has successfully completed hundreds of water and wastewater projects throughout the state and specifically in Central Texas. We provide full-service infrastructure design for treatment facilities, pipelines, pump/lift stations and storage tanks, as well as modeling services. These projects are always carefully managed and coordinated with our clients, consistently providing versatility, experience, quality, and on-time performance.


Special Thanks to the Central Texas Section

Corporate Sponsors

WEAT CTS Officers


Chris Pasch 512-687-2162


Jessica Vassar 512-617-3100


John Marler 512-912-5188


Michael Sherer 512-617-3100


Sean Mason 512-646-2238

Section Rep

Jason Bybel 512-338-1704


Greg Kirton 512-972-2053

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