Photographer: DeAngela Washington
Submitted By: Jayendran Srinivasan, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

In December 2019, the city of Conroe, Texas, broke ground on its new Central Wastewater Treatment Plant—a $60-million project that will come online in spring 2022. The treatment plant—Conroe’s largest-ever public-works project—will increase the city’s treatment capacity by 50%. The plant, being built by LEM Construction Co., will have a 6-million-gallon-per-day capacity with the ability to be expanded to 12 MGD.

DeAngela Washington, graphic designer with project design engineer Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, captured the construction of the plant’s aeration basin using a Canon 80D camera on Aug. 21.

“After capturing multiple images of the aeration basin being constructed from afar, I realized that the true essence of this structure lies within the smaller details, leading to the up-close composition of this photo,” Washington says. “Here, the gridded rebar creates a pattern of leading lines that both frames the image and directs your eye to the center and main focal point of this photo—the rod busters. The busters simultaneously work individually and as a collective to tie multiple rods of rebar together.”