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.
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.
Epoxy Repairs on Structural Levee
Project includes re-grouting and applying of epoxy to maintain the structural levee walls in the District.
Project is complete and has been accepted by the District.
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 an 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 has mobilized and started 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.
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 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 began work on the levee restoration inMay 2021 and expects to be complete by the end of May 2021. Once they have completed their portion of the project, the District will perform the final levee restoration in the disturbed areas.
Fort Bend County Drainage District Levee Inspection
In May, representatives from Fort Bend County Drainage District (FBCDD) and the District performed a field investigation of the facilities and levee that protects the District. The District fared very well during the inspection.
City of Richmond Development – Temporary Service Agremeent
The City of Richmond, in connection with a proposed development located on Harlem Road, has asked PGMUD to consider performing a feasibility analysis to determine if the District can serve the new development for a period of years while the City improves their facilities to be able to serve the new development. Proposed development is located on Harlem Road south of Bullhead
Slough and could be as many as 1,500 connections.
After discussion, District agreed to enter into feasibility agreement with an deposit of $10,000 to be made by City of Richmond/Rochester Development prior to any consultant activity to begin.
FEMA Risk 2.0
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is overhauling how flood insurance rates are determined for structures. This change is named FEMA RISK 2.0. Information is just starting to come out about this process and the resultant changes. All Officials from the area, including Fort Bend County, Fort Bend County Economic Development Corporation and Pecan Grove MUD are monitoring the information to ensure that residents and structures behind certified levees in Fort Bend County are appropriately considered.