Firm Profile


River City Engineering (RCE), established in 1990, is a Woman-Owned, Consulting and Surveying firm with offices in New Braunfels and Austin, Texas.  Over the past 26 years, RCE has provided clients throughout Central Texas with governmental and municipal consulting services to meet the demands for water and wastewater, and streets and drainage design services.


Our history of construction experience, procedures of operation and maintenance requirements, combined with our familiarity with top-quality contractors and equipment suppliers will ensure strict adherence to project budgets and schedules.  The attributes of our firm minimize engineering time and help you meet your goals.



Company Principals



TX Registered Professional Engineer, TX

# 56363

TCEQ-Grade A Operator’s License, Water

# W00011618

TCEQ-Grade A Operator’s License, Wastewater

# WW00012074



Patrick Lackey has over 30 years experience in environmental engineering specializing in water and wastewater treatment and municipal projects.  He has managed conceptual, preliminary and final designs of numerous construction projects.  He has worked on water system expansions in various roles and capacities including project manager, process evaluator, lead designer and construction observer.  His project management expertise will facilitate critical design decisions and communications throughout the overall team organization.



TX Registered Professional Engineer, TX

# 86303

TCEQ-Grade A Operator’s License,  Water

# W00000169



Barbara Lackey has over 20 years of experience in construction/project management and engineering public relations.  She has extensive knowledge of water infrastructure design, water resources and conservation planning, wastewater reuse development and permitting, conceptual planning and design of recreational facilities and natural habitats. She also has extensive regulatory permitting experience.

We are now part of Trihydro Corporation! For additional information, please visit Trihydro's website or view the press release.

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Austin:   (512) 442-3008                                              3801 South First Street, Austin, TX 78704

New Braunfels:  (830) 626-3588                               1011 W. County Line Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130