Case Studies

NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT

Under tremendous pressure to expand the region’s infrastructure to support unprecedented growth, the North Texas Municipal Water District in the mid 90s embarked on a 10-year process to permit a new regional solid waste disposal facility to serve the growing cities of Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Richardson, as well as other smaller communities and private haulers. In addition to its technical and legal teams, the District retained Pavlik and Associates to develop and execute a public information and community consensus-building program.

Factors

Agency Role

Pavlik and Associates developed a comprehensive public information, legislative affairs and consensus building program that supported the permitting process at the TCEQ level as well as NTMWD overall. Our responsibilities included:

Results

NTMWD was granted an operating permit for its new regional solid waste facility in a unanimous vote of the TCEQ commissioners on October 8, 2003, despite efforts over a 10-year period by opponents determined to thwart the project. Construction began immediately, and the facility opened in short order.

AWARDS

Hermes Creative Awards International Competition

Gold Award

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