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Progress continues on Bois d'Arc Lake projects
By Jeff McKito, Public Relations Specialist, North Texas Municipal Water District
Aug 9, 2019
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Raw Water Pipeline

Installation on the pipeline to move raw water from Bois d’Arc Lake to the new treatment plant in Leonard is underway. Miles of 90-inch pipe stretch end to end in Fannin County.

Bois d'Arc Lake Raw Water Pipeline

Each piece of pipe is 50-feet long and weighs around 25,000 pounds.

Raw Water Pump Station Discharge Pipe

Crews at the Raw Water Pump Station at the Bois d’Arc Lake dam site install the discharge piping, which will carry the water from the pump station and send it down the pipeline to the treatment plant in Leonard.

Raw Water Intake Tower to Pump Station
 

FM 897 Bridge Concrete Deck Form Pour

The first section of the driving surface for the FM 897 bridge is complete.

FM 897 Bridge Concrete Deck Form Pour Aerial

Crews poured the first three sections of the cast-in-place concrete deck form on top of the deck panels that were previously installed. 

Raw Water Intake Tower to Pump Station

The two 78-inch conduit pipes move closer to connecting with the Raw Water Pump Station. When completed, the Raw Water Intake Structure, under construction in the foreground, will draw water from Bois d’Arc Lake and send it to the Raw Water Pump Station, under construction in the background, before the water is sent to the treatment plant in Leonard.

Bois d'Arc Lake Raw Water Pump Station Discharge Pipes