District Engineer’s Report (Odyssey Engineering Group)
PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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). Contractor is addressing final punch list items prior to project close out.
Improvements at Water Plant No. 3
The District is modifying the pumps and piping system at water plant no. 3 (located at the end of Willow Bend Dr.). 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.
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 removal of existing trees
Project includes construction of a community/administration building to serve the District and community at the southern edge of Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road (adjacent to the PGVFD south station). Plans are fully approved and the Contractor is under construction.
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 will be 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)
Contractor has started inspection and testing and is nearly complete with the project. For residents in these areas, information will be hung on the front door that explains the process and what you might see. If you have any questions, please contact the District Office.
PROJECTS UNDER DESIGN
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.
OTHER ENGINEERING ITEMS
AT&T Damage to District Levee 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. As of the end of June, AT&T has completed their removal and District has started repair of the damaged areas. Repairs will be complete in early July 2021.
EPA Risk and Resiliency Report
As required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the District has prepared the required report and presented the District for approval. At the June meeting, the District accepted the report and Odyssey Engineering Group certified to the EPA that the report was complete and filed in the District Records.