Eight Texas Cities Partner for New Water Line (Source: Underground Construction)

May 11, 2020

By UC Staff

The City of Houston is partnering with seven cities and water authorities to build a new southeast transmission line that will transmit up to 75 million gallons a day (MGD) of surface water from the Southeast Water Purification Plant.

The new 54-inch water line, which will be completed in 2025, will serve the City of Houston and its partners, including League City/Gulf Coast Water Authority, Clear Lake City Water Authority, City of Webster, City of Friendswood, Baybrook Municipal Utility District (MUD) No. 1, Harris County MUD No. 55 and City of Pasadena.

Approximately, 10 MGD of water will be distributed to the City of Houston’s customers and its partners will receive 65 MGD of water.

The new water line will replace an aging 42-inch water line that currently runs from the Southeast Water Purification Plant to League City’s booster pump station along Highway 3 in Webster. The existing nine-mile water line, constructed in the early 1970s, is nearing the end of its expected design life.

The waterline will be built in four construction packages. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a planning, engineering and program management firm, will serve as technical advisor, providing design and easement acquisition support services.

“The new transmission waterline will provide additional capacity and address the long-term water needs of a region that has seen a lot of new development in recent years and continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said Melissa Mack, P.E., LAN’s vice president.