David F. Garcia, Jr., PE

Wastewater Strategic Planning and Optimization Engineer

Over the course of his 13 years as a collection systems infrastructure planning engineer, David Garcia has gained diverse experience and mastery in hydraulic modeling, strategic master planning, flow analysis, asset management, and condition assessment.

David began his career in wastewater collection systems by performing condition assessment and flow monitoring. He brings the unique perspective of his field experience to strategic planning and alternatives development. This introduction to collection systems, together with specialist training from experts in Melbourne, Australia in 2007, has provided David with sound and practical understanding of hydraulic modeling.

David has been lead hydraulic modeler and project engineer for several large consent decree programs across the southern United States. During his employment with Black and Veatch and RJN Group, he acquired extensive experience calibrating models, evaluating alternatives, and developing Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs). By integrating asset management and condition assessment into the evaluation/planning process, David’s teams developed unique solutions that eliminated sanitary sewer overflows while reducing the cost of planned improvements.

In addition to his professional engineering skills, David brings excellent communication skills and passion for the water industry. He strives to produce innovative, holistic, and robust solutions to provide clean, safe water for communities.

In 2017, David joined WCS Engineering to lead the US business practice. He is based in Dallas, Texas. David is responsible for project management and client service management in the US and is actively involved in the technical delivery of projects undertaken by WCS Engineering in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.

Selected Project Experience

  • City of Tulsa, OK, USA – Northslope Basin Optimization
  • New York DEP, NYC, USA – LTCP Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis
  • Queensland Urban Utilities, QLD, AUS – S1 Capital Program Prioritization
  • Johnson County Wastewater, US – Turkey Creek and Mission Main LTCP Optimization
  • Kansas City, MO, USA – Northern Basins LTCP Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis
  • Kansas City, MO, USA – Turkey Creek Basin LTCP Optimization
  • Kansas City, MO, USA – Brush Creek and Town Fork Creek Basins LTCP Optimization
  • Trinity River Authority, TX, USA – Annual Update Service Area Master Plans and Flow Analysis
  • City of Shreveport, LA, USA – Model Calibration and Consent Decree Master Plan
  • City of Raleigh, NC, USA – Sanitary Sewer Capacity Study
  • Little Rock Wastewater, TX, USA – Consent Decree System Evaluation and Capacity Assessment Plan
  • City of Hot Springs, AR, USA – Consent Decree Master Plan
  • City of Fayetteville, AR, USA – City-Wide Master Plan
  • City of Tulsa, OK, USA – City-Wide SSES and Hydraulic Modeling Assessment
  • City of Ada, OK, USA – City-Wide SSES studies and Master Plan
  • City of McKinney, TX, USA – City-Wide SSES studies and Master Plan
  • City of Richardson, TX, USA – City-Wide SSES studies and Master Plan
  • City of Plano, TX, USA – City-Wide SSES studies