Engineering Updates – July 27, 2021

District Engineer’s Report (Odyssey Engineering Group)

Electrical Improvements and Generator at Water Plant No. 2

The District is updating the electrical system including installation of a new generator at water plant no. 2 (located near the elevated storage tank).

Project has passed final inspection and Board accepted project as complete.

Automatic Transfer Switch for Water Plant 1 & Water Well 5

Project includes installation of necessary components to allow the connection of a portable generator to provide electricity to the facilities if the electrical grid is not providing the required electricity.

Project has passed final inspection and Board accepted project as complete.

Bullhead Slough – Phase Two

Project will dredge and rehabilitate the side slopes of the portion of Bullhead Slough between Oyster Creek and Farmer Road. Inspections have been held and the Contractor is addressing punch list items including additional slope stabilization and trimming and removal of some existing trees.

Community/Administration Building

Project includes construction of a building to serve the District and community at the southern edge of Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road. Plans are fully approved and the project is under construction. Construction is expected to be completed in Fall 2021.

Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing and Televising

District authorized Odyssey and EDP to proceed with the budgeted smoke testing and televising of older sections of sanitary sewer collection system to determine if any structural issues exist in the system.

The areas that were tested include:

  • Plantation Sections 6, 9, 12 & 22
  • Greens Sections 1 & 2
  • Rock Fence Dr. and Bittersweet Dr. (Plantation Sections 4 & 5)
  • Plantation Place
  • Lakeside Dr. (Pecan Lakes, Section 2)

Project is complete and the contractor is preparing a report of the investigation.


Surface Water Plant Driveway Modifications

Due to Fort Bend County’s planned extension of Brandt Road and planned intersection modifications of Brandt Road and Skinner Lane, the District’s driveway to the surface water treatment plant must be modified to accommodate future access. The District will be reimbursed for engineering and construction costs of these modifications. Modifications include relocation of driveway, access gate and related fencing and electrical work to accommodate new entry location. Construction plans have been submitted for agency approval.


AT&T Damage to District Facilities

Odyssey continues to work with AT&T regarding the unauthorized access and installation of fiber optic lines in the levee. District will repair the areas damaged with reimbursement from AT&T.

AT&T has completed their removal and District has started repair of the damaged areas. Repairs will be complete in July 2021.