Engineering Updates – September 27, 2022

Projects Under Construction

Main Channel Backslope Swale Rehabilitation

Project has passed inspections and is complete. Contractor has submitted final documents for close out which will be processed in October.

Interior Ladders for Raw Water Tanks

Project includes installing ladders inside the raw water storage tanks at the surface water treatment plant to provide additional safety for the operators of the District. Steelwork has been installed in the east basin. Operator is refilling east basin and will begin draining west basin. Contractor will begin work once west basin is drained.

Generators for Water Plant No. 1 and Water Well Number 5

Project includes installing natural gas generators for the water plant located on Pitts Road and the remote water well located near Austin Elementary. Generators have arrived and are set. Contractor working with Centerpoint to get natural gas lines extended to property.

Levee Property Acquisition

District approved the increased property acquisition to ensure all levee facilities are within the acquired property. Odyssey will work with property owner to obtain executed documents and coordinate installation of approved landscape and fencing.

Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

Project consists of rehabilitation of existing sanitary sewer lines within the District. Contract was previously awarded to King Solutions Services, LLC. Project is approximately 50% complete.

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. Odyssey obtained bids for the project with low bidder being CDC Unlimited with a bid of $41,600.00. Board awarded contract to CDC Unlimited.

Northwest Pecan Grove Park Ramp

Project includes construction of a ramp and trail to facilitate access to the walking trail on top of the levee as it passes through Pecan Grove Park on Pitts Road. Contracts are with contractor for execution.

Projects Under Design

District authorized Odyssey to begin design on the following projects:

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.

  • Preliminary Schedule
    • Authorize Phase 1 Study – October 2022
      Study Complete – December 2022

Pecan Grove Park Perimeter Walking Trail/Sidewalk

Project includes design and construction of a walking trail around Pecan Grove park.

Paid for out of Operating Budget 2023

  • Preliminary Schedule
  • Preliminary Exhibit Prepared – November 2022
  • Construction Exhibit Finalized – December 2022
  • Solicit Bids and Execute Contracts – Start mid-December 2022 (90 days)
  • Anticipated NTP –late 1st Quarter 2023
  • Construction Complete – 2nd Quarter 2023

Waterline Rehabilitation – Phase 1

Project includes design and construction replacement waterline along Morton League Road.

Paid for out of Bond Issue No. 18

  • Preliminary Schedule
    • Survey Complete – End of October 2022
    • Design and Plan Production – Complete November 2022
    • Construction schedule will be determined based on minimizing impact to residents during warmer months.

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

  • Preliminary Schedule
    • Preliminary Report Complete – April 2023
    • Agency Review – Complete June 2023 (60 days)
    • Finalize Report – July 2023 (30 days)

Concrete Repair at Pecan Lake Pump Station

Project includes grout filling of areas of erosion around slope paving and concrete structure for the Pecan Lakes storm water pump station.

Paid for out of Operating Budget 2023

Change in Operator

As it has been announced, Pecan Grove MUD has hired Si Environmental, LLC to be the operator of our District’s water system effective October 1, 2022. This change should be nearly transparent to our users. The District’s customer service number is 281-238-5000 for all billing and service inquires. Our new payment remittance address is 751 Pitts Road, Richmond TX 77406.