TexAmericas home to region’s new $200M water treatment system
TexAmericas Center will be the site of Riverbend Water Resources District’s proposed $200 million regional water treatment system, according to a news release.
“This state-of-the-art water system allows our current tenants to expand without concerns surrounding water treatment needs and availability,” said Scott Norton, TexAmericas Center Executive Director/CEO. “This also adds to the attractiveness of TexAmericas Center for businesses around the nation looking for affordability and access to solid infrastructure, talent pipelines, and logistics capabilities. We check all those boxes.”
The new regional water system replaces the water treatment plant on New Boston Road in Texarkana and provides increased treatment capacity.
The proposed location is on TexAmericas Center property near other existing RWRD facilities. The location would be expandable in the future to meet long-term growth and usage projections for the region.
Proposed plans include a raw water intake structure to be constructed at the nearby 31-square-mile U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir, Wright Patman Lake, as well as a raw water transmission line from the intake structure to the water treatment facility.
“Investment in the water treatment system at TexAmericas will further spur economic development, jobs and increased revenue for the Texarkana area,” said Eric Voyles, executive vice president and CEO with TexAmericas Center. “Our facility will be that much more attractive to key industries such as food processing, metals processing and chemical processing businesses, and other commercial businesses.”
Since May 2014, TexAmericas Center has increased its total leased square footage by more than 85% to more than 1 million square feet.
In July, TexAmericas Center announced that Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company employing more than 110,000 people worldwide, will expand operations into a building there in support of a public/private partnership contract with Red River Army Depot.