Projects

Administration building construction Administration Building in Progress

Progress is underway and on schedule for the new administration building.The structure will provide new, larger offices, state-of the art board room, an environmentally efficient building, and most importantly, a spacious customer lobby and a native garden and amphitheater for public education.The project is schedule to be complete in early July.

 

Administration Building

We celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony on a new administration building 9/21/2009, and just in time because the Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District serves over 25,000 customers in east El Paso County. Horizon City’s rapid growth has caused the district to outgrow the current administration building, so the new administration building will be located on the adjoining property, at 14100 Horizon Boulevard in 2010.

We're kicking off construction to provide you with and additional 2600 square feet. Why? Well, glad you asked. The structure totaling 7200 square feet will provide new, larger offices, state-of the art board room, an environmentally efficient building, and most importantly, a spacious customer lobby and a native garden and amphitheater for public education.

 

“This building will serve the community in every respect... for education of the community and water conservation in good gardening practices,” said John Navidomskis, board president. The pictures on the left show a snippet of the groundbreaking event, some architectural models of our building being constructed, and the construction phases.



Well #5

Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District recently completed Well 5 for use by the water distribution system. This Well, which produces 1000 gallons of water per minute from the Wheeler Will Field, was completed on March 26, 2009. The water production from this well will allow the complete use of Reverse Osmosis Train C, which had been underutilized up to this point due to a lack of sufficient water supply. This Well and distribution project, which has been under construction for the past year, was very necessary to avoid having to ration or otherwise restrict water use in Horizon City. The total cost of this Project was $536,804.84. The Well and Gathering line improvements were built by Horak Construction Inc., of El Paso.


Third Reverse Osmosis Train

The Horizon area has one of the most reliable water supplies in the arid Southwest desert thanks to an abundant aquifer. Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District, with its three Reverse Osmosis train systems, is able to turn the brackish groundwater reserve into approximately eight million gallons of quality water per day to customers. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) district rates Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District as a Superior Water System. To meet demand, plans are in place to expand production by an additional 2 million gallons of water per day.


New Administration Building

The Horizon area has one of the most reliable water supplies in the arid Southwest desert thanks to an abundant aquifer. Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District, with its three Reverse Osmosis train systems, is able to turn the brackish groundwater reserve into approximately eight million gallons of quality water per day to customers. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) district rates Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District as a Superior Water System. To meet demand, plans are in place to expand production by an additional 2 million gallons of water per day.


Tank 2 Rehab

Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District recently completed the rehabilitation of water tank number two. This water tank is located at the site of the Reverse Osmosis treatment complex and supplies the distribution system via a booster pump station located adjacent to the tank. This rehabilitation was overdue as this tank had been in continuous service for the last 30 years.

L. C. United was selected as the low bidder on February 3, 2009 to do a complete repair and repaint of this water tank for a bid price of $335,400.00. When the contractor began his repair, it was discovered that the tank floor was too badly pitted to be repainted and reused. L. C. United received a Change Order to replace the tank floor for an amount of $241,315.00. A door was cut into the side of the steel water tank to permit entry of equipment and the entire steel floor was cut out and replaced with brand-new half-inch thick steel. This was welded, sealed, and repainted to meet all TCEQ regulations for water storage tanks. This tank was completed and placed back in service in May of 2009.


Future Projects

The staff and Directors of Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District have outgrown the current administration building at 1539 Pawling Drive due to the stupendous growth of Horizon City. In order to accommodate the growth and better support the customers of Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District, the Board of Directors have purchased the adjoining building and property at 14100 Horizon Blvd doubling current space to 6,000 square feet. ASA Architects, Inc. has been retained to design a combination remodeling and new construction on the existing building. The plans are almost complete for a new administration building which will include a new spacious informative lobby, Xeriscape garden for amphitheater public demonstrations and plant sales, larger staff offices and a state of the art electronic boardroom in which to conduct Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District business. The District hopes to have the new building ready to occupy by early 2010.


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Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District recently completed the rehabilitation of water tank number two. This water tank is located at the site of the Reverse Osmosis treatment complex and supplies the distribution system via a booster pump station located adjacent to the tank. This rehabilitation was overdue as this tank had been in continuous service for the last 30 years.

L. C. United was selected as the low bidder on February 3, 2009 to do a complete repair and repaint of this water tank for a bid price of $335,400.00. When the contractor began his repair, it was discovered that the tank floor was too badly pitted to be repainted and reused. L. C. United received a Change Order to replace the tank floor for an amount of $241,315.00. A door was cut into the side of the steel water tank to permit entry of equipment and the entire steel floor was cut out and replaced with brand-new half-inch thick steel. This was welded, sealed, and repainted to meet all TCEQ regulations for water storage tanks. This tank was completed and placed back in service in May of 2009.