Project Team

North Cameron Regional Water Supply Corporation is a joint initiative of three local entities:

  • North Alamo Water Supply Corporation – The largest investor-owned utility in Texas, North Alamo WSC provides water and wastewater utility service for rural residents of eastern Hidalgo County, Willacy County and northwestern Cameron County. NAWSC presently serves over 33,000 meter connections, which include households, numerous businesses, 24 schools, and six other Public Water Systems, from six surface water treatment plants and a growing network of regional reverse osmosis treatment plants. 

  • East Rio Hondo Water Supply Corporation – Located in Cameron County, East Rio Hondo WSC has a service area of approximately 406 square miles with approximately 7,000 retail water connections and three wholesale connections in rural areas of the northern and eastern sections of the county.

  • City of Primera – Located west of Harlingen in northwestern Cameron County, Primera has a population of just under 3,000 and 1,084 water connections, including two schools.

Texas Water Development Board is charged with providing leadership, planning, financial assistance, information, and education for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas. The Board helps fund desalination initiatives that can be replicated elsewhere in Texas as a tool for developing new water supplies. TWDB funded development of the Guidance Manual for Brackish Groundwater Desalination in Texas and this accompanying website.

NRS Consulting Engineers provides the full spectrum of water resources expertise with leadership in developing innovative solutions for alternative water resources, especially desalination of brackish groundwater and seawater. NRS designed and constructed the North Cameron facility and prepared the Guidance Manual for Brackish Groundwater Desalination in Texas with the assistance of the following team members:

Texas Water Development Board
Sanjeev Kalaswad, Ph.D., P.E.
Jorge Arroyo, P.E.

NRS Consulting Engineers
Jesús Leal, P.E.
Joseph W. “Bill” Norris, P.E.
Michael Irlbeck
Jacob White, E.I.T.

R.W. Harden & Associates
Kevin Spencer, P.G.

Dietrich Consulting Group
Jonathan Dietrich, P.E.

James Machin, P.E.

Electrical Expertise, Inc.
Willard Jordan, P.E.

Linda Fernández
Belinda McGhee