Feb 18th 2022 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

Updated demands and need for redundancy have accelerated the need for the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) to implement the second phase of the Bois d’ Arc Lake Program Phase 2 expansion.
NTMWD Bois D Arc Lake operations center North Texas water district embarks on 2nd phase of Bois dArc Lake Program

Bois D_Arc Lake operations center

NTMWD will host a mandatory pre-bid meeting at 1 p.m. February 15 for a construction manager at risk (CMAR) on the project that will consist of:

  • A second 70 million gallons per day (MGD) phase of the Leonard Water Treatment Plant for a total capacity of 140 MGD.
  • Expansion of the Bois d’ Arc Lake (BDL) Raw Water Pump Station (RWPS) located downstream of the BDL dam embankment, between the dam and the service spillway.
  • A new High Service Pump Station – South (HSPS-S) in addition to expansion of the High Service Pump Station – North (HSPS-N) which is currently under construction.
  • Addition of a second cell of 210 million-gallon capacity at the Terminal Storage Reservoir at the Leonard plant site.
  • Bois d’Arc Lake is the first new major reservoir in Texas in nearly 30 years. The 16,641-acre lake will be located northeast of the city of Bonham in Fannin County.
Based on the preliminary work done to date, the conceptual construction cost value of this project is $436 million, and the contract is contingent upon release of funds from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).
NTMWD officials anticipate substantial completion by December 2026.