Generators for Water Plant No. 1 and Water Well No. 5
Project includes installing natural gas generators for the water plant located on Pitts Road and the remote water well located near Austin Elementary. Final start up tests are complete and project will be closed out next month.
Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
Project consists of rehabilitation of existing sanitary sewer lines within the District. Contract was previously awarded to King Solutions Services, LLC. Field work on the project is complete. Board approved Pay Request No. 3 for $33,084.00.
Access Road at North Pump Station
Project includes improvements of access road to serve the North Pump Station. ICS has completed work on the project. Project will be closed out next month.
Chemical Stabilization and Grouting of Pecan Lakes Flood Wall
Project includes injecting of chemical stabilization to minimize ground movement on the flood wall along Jones Creek and then repair of the grout on the wall. City Wide Utilities (formerly CFG Industries) completed the grout replacement. Board approved Pay Request No. 1 & Final in the amount of $16,000.00.
Wastewater Treatment Electrical Improvements & Generator Replacement
Project includes update of the control panel and related electrical system at the wastewater treatment plant as well as replacement of the existing generator. Engineer is working to schedule pre-construction meeting with City of Richmond prior to issuing Notice to Proceed. Generator submittal has been approved and order will be placed.
Rehabilitation of Chemical Feed System at Surface Water Plant
Project includes modifications and rehabilitation of the chemical feed system at the surface water plant to increase efficiency and due to components reaching design life. Notice to proceed was issued on August 24, 2023.
South Pump Station Generator
Project includes replacement of existing diesel generator at the South Pump Station. Engineer is working to schedule pre-construction meeting with City of Richmond prior to issuing Notice to Proceed. Generator submittal has been approved and order will be placed.
Projects Under Design
Facility Arc Flash Study – Phase 1
Project includes analysis of District facilities with control panels to ensure compliance with current electrical standards. Phase 1 includes surface water treatment plant and water plant nos. 1, 2 & 3. Paid for out of Operating Budget 2023. Electrical engineer is completing study at surface water plant and moving to ground water facilities. Study to be completed in September 2023.
Internal Drainage and Ponding Study
Project includes detailed flooding analysis incorporating Fort Bend County increase rainfall intensities as well as determining the primary location of ponding inside the levee. Paid for out of Operating Budget 2023. Existing conditions model is complete and calibrated. Engineer reviewing system to determine results and analyze areas for potential improvements. Report will be completed by September 2023.
Old South Drive Culvert and Road Repairs
Project includes removing and replacing a portion of Old South Drive over the culvert connection of Bullhead Bayou. Project will also include grout filling and stabilization of any erosion discovered during road repair. Engineer reported that six bids were received on August 8, 2023. Based on qualifications of the bidders, Engineer recommended award to Elite Construction and Engineering Services with a bid amount of $110,000. The Board awarded the project to Elite Construction and Engineering Services.
South Pump Station Headwall Modification and Redundant Closure Devices
Project includes modification of headwall structure for the South Stormwater pump station to allow for the design and installation of back up closure devices. Design Paid for out of Bond Issue No. 18. Construction to be funded by a future bond issue. Plans have been submitted for agency review. Revised construction estimate for project is $750,000, which is significantly lower than previous estimate.
North Pump Station Redundant Closure Devices
Project includes design and installation of back up closure devices at the North Pump Station. Design Paid for out of Bond Issue No. 18. Construction to be funded by a future bond issue. Plans have been submitted for agency review. Revised construction estimate for project is $300,000, which is significantly lower than previous estimate.
HVAC Rehabilitation at SWTP
Project includes rehabilitation of HVAC system at Surface Water Treatment Plant Building. Board authorized Engineer to solicit bids for the project.
Storm Sewer Outfall Rehabilitation
Project includes repair and/or replacement of many storm sewer outfalls throughout the District based on inspections. Construction plans have been submitted for agency reviews.
Additional Engineering Items
- Board authorized Engineer to obtain topographic survey of Land Grant Court to determine street settlement issues to present to Fort Bend County Road and Bridge, at the request of District resident.
- Board concurred in recommended approach where Odyssey will take administration control of the GIS system with transition beginning in October 2023. Current sub-consultant will provide support until transition is complete.