District Services

Providing a full spectrum of engineering services to Municipal Utility Districts and various Special Districts.

Co-Practice Area Leader - District Services
Robert D. Atkinson, Jr., PE

Robert D. Atkinson, Jr., PE

Associate Principal | Senior Vice President | Practice Area Leader - District Services

From a young age, Robert was around civil engineering—as some of his family members worked at EHRA Engineering. However, he received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1982. Robert went to work in the civil engineering field after graduation just like his family had done. Today, Robert is the Senior Vice President and the Practice Area Leader for District Services. Robert has great knowledge in managing Municipal Utility Districts. EHRA was one of the original creators of the Municipal Utility District concept in the 1970’s. Outside of work, Robert enjoys flying airplanes, camping with his family in their RV, and traveling the world.

Co-Practice Area Leader - District Services
Chau Bao, PE

Chau Bao, PE

Associate | Practice Area Leader - District Services

Chau Bao, P.E. is an Associate and Practice Area Leader of EHRA Engineering. Chau oversees the District Services Practice Area in design and construction of Public Infrastructure projects. Chau is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has over two decades of experience in the Civil Engineering field. His management, leadership skills, and clear commitment to quality allow for the continuing growth of the Public Sector business. In his free time, Chau enjoys spending time with his wife and two lively kids. His motto in life is “There’s Magic on the Other Side of Fear.”

Enhancing Communities With District Services

EHRA Engineering was one of the original creators of the Municipal Utility District (MUD) concept in the 1970s. So it is no surprise that today, we are still heavily involved in the engineering and construction of these facilities. As these facilities mature, regular maintenance and refurbishment are vital services. EHRA plays an important role in forecasting which services these District facilities will need to remain functional and best serve people in their areas.

Utility District planning involves integrating all aspects of facility rehabilitation, parks and recreation, roadway repairs, sanitary sewer and water line rehabilitation, in addition to coordination with all governmental jurisdictions. EHRA has the experience needed to balance asset needs with cost so District facilities can meet the demands of local communities with budgets that make sense.

Our District Services Include:
  • Monthly Engineering Services for Municipal Utility Districts
  • Rehabilitation of Wastewater Collection & Water Distribution Systems
  • Preparation of Bond Application Reports
  • Inspection & Rehabilitation of District Facilities
  • Preparation of Capital Project Plans for District Planning & Purposes
  • Preparation of Emergency Preparedness Plans
  • Monitor Storm Water Quality Permits
  • Renewal of Wastewater Discharge Permits
  • Review Construction Plans for Single Family and Commercial Developments Within The District
  • Review Surplus Funds for Capital Projects Accounts
  • Prepare Submittals to TCEQ For Change in Use and Surplus Funds Applications
Our District Services Project Types Include:
  • Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs)
  • Special Districts
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The purpose of this project was to convert the existing at-grade crossing of Brazoria County Road 56 (CR 56) and State Highway 288 (SH 288) into a diamond interchange that includes a new overpass bridge and providing access to...

Towne Lake

EHRA was selected by the client to provide engineering design and to serve as District Engineer for the 2,400 acre Towne Lake Development. Our survey department retraced the overall boundary and performed a topographic survey of...

Ventana Lakes Development

Project totaled 640 acres including 1256 Residential Lots. EHRA designed, created construction plans, publicly bid and preformed Construction management.
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As a MUD Director, I have worked with EHRA for over a decade and found the depth and breadth of expertise of Robert Atkinson and the other staff at EHRA to be first-rate. They are an invaluable resource for MUD 127, easy to work with, and have seen the District through a variety of challenging projects in which answers are definitely not black and white. Managing the sometimes-byzantine machinations of government and the public sector requires a great deal of knowledge, judgment, finesse and persistence, and I know I can count on EHRA’s partnership every step of the way.

Maureen Herzog, President, Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 127

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