Miles of pipeline were required for the water supply system.

Fort Cavazos Hangar Water Supply System

Hydrologic infrastructure upgrade

Project Facts

Location Killeen, Texas
Owner U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Size 5 miles of pipeline


Fort Cavazos is a military base in Texas that houses various units. It operates as a gated post but provides access to certain areas, such as museums and recreational spots. The water supply project is vital for the continual upkeep and expansion of the base’s infrastructure.

About the project

Our team designed a 3000 gpm booster lift station and five miles of a 16-inch pipeline for potable water to improve service and meet the fire demand protection for an unmanned aerial systems maintenance hangar at Fort Cavazos, formerly named Fort Hood, the largest active-duty armored post in the U.S. The system was required to pump water from an existing distribution system to a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank along a path with steep peaks and valleys. 

We coordinated the design with the existing Fort Cavazos distribution system, incorporated a chlorination system to maintain drinking quality standards, completed water hammer analysis to verify the pipe would support start-up and shutoff, provided structural design of the new pump house, and assisted with permitting of these improvements with the TCEQ. The last two miles of the pipeline were in urbanized areas, which required careful coordination with existing utilities and the post operations.