The Mason Creek Utility District has four water wells in three different locations within the district. The four wells can produce over 5,000 gallons per minute of potable water combined. These wells are located at three plant sites including the Houghton Road Water Plant and Galleon Oaks Water Plant.
Last year, the district made the decision to it was time to replace the existing standby generators at the Houghton Road and the Galleon Oaks water plants with a new, larger, and more fuel efficient generators to power the water plants in the event of long term power outages. Total Energy Solutions was one call away to help the Mason Creek District upgrade and install their new standby power generation system. TES wanted to help ensure that clean water is always available for the district. We have worked with many utility providers in the past to provide efficient and reliable standby power generation systems, so this project was well in our wheelhouse.
The existing units that were replaced had been in use by the district since in 1983. The decision to replace the standby power generation systems at both water treatment facilities was the result of numerous additions completed for the Mason Creek Utility District. In 2001, a main water supply pipeline was installed in the esplanades of the newly constructed section of Westgreen Boulevard. This new pipeline was installed to complete the water supply loop around the Utility District and prepare for future growth along Westgreen Boulevard and I-10.
Aside from the advancements and new additions to the water supply pipeline, the Mason Creek Utility District was vastly affected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. After the devastating storm, the district knew it needed to upgrade its standby power at its water treatment facilities to consistently have wastewater pumped and filtered to keep clean water flowing even during emergency situations. Without a standby power generation system, wastewater treatment services cannot be provided to cities while experiencing power outages due to a severe storm. Clean water is absolutely necessary for the public’s well-being during hurricanes like Harvey.
The existing 750 KW generator units were replaced with a bigger units which will more than satisfy the power requirements of the water plant. The unit installed at the Haughton Water Plant was a 1,500kW Kohler unit. At the Galleon Oaks Water Plant, a 1,000kW Kohler generator was also installed. Aside from just replacing the generators, TES also poured concrete slabs to serve as the generator pads for each facility.
The new Kohler units installed at each plant are much larger, quieter and more fuel efficient than the old units used. These two units were the first of Kohler’s new KD Series units installed at facilities in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. Kohler invested millions of dollars in this engine design and technology to make it their most efficient engine yet. The KD SERIES of generators provide reliable solutions with low fuel consumption, extended maintenance intervals and an unequalled compactness for a wide range of applications.
The project was a $380,000 investment made for the betterment of Mason Creek District’s water treatment operations that ensures a constant clean water supply free of contamination during power outages. In addition to the standby generator systems, we are also providing continuous preventative maintenance and repair for the district’s new generators to ensure their standby power systems are always running efficiently and ready to power their facilities. For more information about diesel power generation systems, installation, and our preventative maintenance services, please contact Total Energy Solutions to learn about how we can help you protect your community.
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