Outreach Events

2018 Contractor Outreach Workshop

On June 29, 2018, The West Harris County Regional Water Authority (WHCRWA) hosted a Contractor Outreach Workshop for the Surface Water Supply Project (SWSP) at the Embassy Suites Hilton – Energy Corridor, Houston, Texas from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. More than 7,000 digital and physical invitations were sent to contractors using various communication methods, and more than 120 interested contractors attended the event.

During the workshop the most current information on each SWSP segment, including the long tunnel, and the two pump stations was presented. Partnering entities, The City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity and the North Harris County Regional Water Authority, were also in attendance to provide detailed information to contractors about on how to register as a Small Business Entity (SBE)/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and learn more about upcoming projects. Following a detailed presentation, attendees were invited to network as they reviewed maps of the proposed plans and large-scale project renderings of each SWSP segment.

To view the attendee sheet, presentation, project details from the meeting and to provide procurement feedback, please visit the Procurement section under the Doing Business tab or click here to be redirected.  The WHCRWA encourages contractors to create a CIVCAST account to view all bid documents when available. It is anticipated that bid documents will be posted late 2018.

2017 MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops

In accordance with the four-step approach to encourage inclusion, the WHCRWA partnered with the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity to conduct four Pre-Certification workshops in neighborhoods near the SWSP alignment.  Each workshop was held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and lunch was provided from local small businesses.  A summary of these workshops can be found here.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017: Melrose Community Center
  • Wednesday, March, 22, 2017: Tidwell Community Center
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Fry Road Municipal Utility District Administration Building
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017: Acres Homes Multi-Service Center


If you have questions, concerns, or feedback related to the Surface Water Supply Project, please contact the Surface Water Supply Project team by calling 1-844-638-SWSP (7977), or emailing info@surfacewatersupplyproject.com.


The WHCRWA was established in 2001 to supply surface water to the western region of Harris County. The WHCRWA service area includes approximately 120 municipal water providers within the boundaries of the WHCRWA and seven located outside of the WHCRWA boundaries. As mandated by the Texas legislature, the WHCRWA has several objectives:
  • To acquire and provide a reliable supply of surface water
  • To conserve, preserve, protect, and recharge groundwater resources
  • To facilitate compliance with subsidence district requirements
  • To encourage water conservation


The NFBWA was established in 2005 to supply surface water to the northern region of Fort Bend County. The NFBWA service area includes approximately 69 utility districts and two cities, Fulshear and Arcola. Although this project is directly sponsored by the WHCRWA, the NFBWA is funding approximately 45 percent of the total cost and is a beneficiary of the surface water to be provided by the Surface Water Supply Project.


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