Construction Projects

January 30, 2024

Projects Under Construction

Engineer’s Report

Land Grant Court

The Fort Bend County Road and Bridge department plans to start construction on a full replacement of Land Grant Court in February.

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. Construction has commenced on site.

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. Contractor has completed preliminary site work and is waiting on generator and control panel delivery to resume construction.

South Pump Station Generator

Project includes replacement of existing diesel generator at the South Pump Station. Contractor has completed preliminary site work and is waiting on generator and control panel delivery to resume construction.

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. Agency inspections were held and passed.  Project expected to be closed out in February 2024 meeting.

Storm Sewer Outfall Rehabilitation

Project includes repair and/or replacement of many storm sewer outfalls throughout the District based on inspections. Contracts were executed by the Board at the January 2024 meeting and Notice to Proceed will be issued in February 2024.

Projects Under Design

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. Agency comments have been received and plans expected to be resubmitted in February 2024.

North Pump Station Redundant Closure Devices

Project includes design and installation of back up closure devices at the North Pump Station. Agency comments have been received and plans expected to be resubmitted in February 2024.

Elevated Storage Tank and Surface Water Plant Recoating

Project includes recoating of elevated storage tank and components of the surface water treatment plant.  Recoating of the elevated storage tank will include the Pecan Grove logo graphic on both the north and south facing sides. Contractor is executing contracts.

Programming Updates for the Surface Water Treatment Plant

Project includes upgrading the automation and computer components of the plant, including all necessary programming. Engineer reported that design is nearly complete and Board authorized Engineer to advertise for construction with bids expected to be presented at the March 2024 meeting.

Levee Repairs at 1603 Savannah

Project includes removing a large tree which is dying located at the toe of the existing levee, backfilling and repairing the levee, as necessary, and installation of swing gates to facilitate maintenance.

Engineer presented the following quotes related to separate components of the repairs:

  • Bee Hive Removal (Ed’s Bee Wrangling) – $850
  • Tree Removal (B&G Tree Service) – $8,500
  • Retaining Wall Removal and Levee Reconstruction (CDC) – $12,500
  • Gate and Fence Installation (Greenscapes) – $5,000

Board awarded contracts as recommended by Engineer.

Belt Press Upgrades at Surface Water Treatment Plant

Project includes upgrading the belt press at the surface water treatment plant to allow for consistent operation and reduce the overall run time of the process. Plans were submitted for agency review.

Arc Flash Study – Phase Two

Project includes studying electrical control panels for District facilities to ensure compliance with updated regulations. Contractor is nearing completion of the study and expects to finalize in 1st Quarter of 2024.

Waterline Rehabilitation – Phase Two

Project includes replacement of aging waterline infrastructure within Plantation, Section One with additional location of Mayweather Lane between Plantation Drive and Morton League Road. Topographic survey is nearly complete and design will commence in February 2024.

Additional Engineering Items

Fort Bend County Flood Monitoring Cameras

Board approved, subject to final approval from consultants, a construction and encroachment agreement with Fort Bend County to install the facilities as required by the County.

Annual MS4 Report

Engineer reported that the annual report has been submitted to the TCEQ for review and approval.

Annual Fort Bend Subsidence District Usage Report

Odyssey and Si Environmental submitted annual report on water usage to Fort Bend Subsidence District.

Current Requirements is for 30% of water to come from sources other than groundwater.  District is in compliance with this requirement. In 2027, District will need to have 60% of water to come from sources other than groundwater.  District is closer to compliance with this requirements.

January 2024 Rain Event

Heavy rainfall during the week of January 21 resulted in the Brazos River reaching river gauge level 42.1 (approximately).  This placed the District into Stage 3 of Emergency Action Plan. River is expected to slowly fall over the next several days.

District Wide Slab Elevation Survey

Engineer reported that the surveyor has started survey operations to obtain the slab elevations for every residential structure inside the levee. Several residents have inquired if this information will be made available to interested residents and/or other parties.  Engineer reported that Board has not yet made a determination on how information will be available.  The Board discussed several options and tabled action for further consideration.

 

 


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