Location

  • Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock, Texas

Client

  • Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA)

Status

  • Ongoing

Services Provided

BCRUA, a partnership of the cities of Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock, was formed to treat and distribute water from Lake Travis to the partner cities. Phase 2 of the 144.7 MGD Phase 2 Deep Water Intake project includes the acquisition of various land rights needed to complete the raw water intake and transmission facilities. This includes a new intake site in the lake with adjacent maintenance building site, pump station site, tunnel (sub-surface) water easements, surface water line easements, electric easements, temporary construction easements, monitoring well easements, drop shaft easements and ROW for roadway improvements. In addition to performing the acquisition of the more than 100 easements/sites, CobbFendley provided a due diligence report analyzing over 7 miles of existing electric easements to determine if sufficient easement rights existed for a portion of the electric system upgrades needed to supply power to the pumps. CobbFendley actively participates in the project’s public outreach efforts and coordination with other local public agencies such as the Village of Volente, Travis County, Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC). In summary, through our role as the Land Rights Manager for the BCRUA, we have provided project management, easement due diligence, route analysis/cost estimating, public outreach coordination, title/closing services, appraisal oversight/coordination and negotiation services. Further, we handle all land/easement acquisition.