Third Pump Station Construction Update – October 19, 2021

All seven pumps are now operational at the new FBCLID 2 pump station located behind Clements High School.  The Third Pump Station houses seven large storm water pumps that are powered by 1,500-horsepower motors.  The new pump station is now able to move more than 1,000,000 gallons of water per minute, which represents a 400% increase in pumping capacity for Ditch A.  If a power outage occurs, the electric pumps can still be powered by natural gas generators located onsite.

FBCLID 2 will bid a smaller project during Fall 2021 to put the finishing touches on the Third Pump Station after the main constriction contract is complete.  The final site improvements include decorative fencing, landscaping, additional parking, and an operator office.  The District plans to host a public event for the community early next year, when all construction is complete.

FBCLID 2 appreciates your patience as the District works to complete this critical flood control project.  Please contact FBCLID 2 directly with any questions or concerns: www.fbclid2.com/contact.

Emergency Operations Update – Tropical Storm Nicholas

8:02 AM

Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID 2) is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf of Mexico.  The latest forecast and information from the National Weather Service is included below.  The probable path of Tropical Storm Nicholas includes FBCLID 2 with a 50-60% probability of Tropical Storm Force winds (39+ MPH).  The District is currently forecasted to receive 5-10 inches of rain.

Fortunately, the Brazos River and Ditch H are at low levels that do not impact drainage inside the FBCLID 2 levee. The FBCLID 2 pump stations have been tested and operators are available to run the pumps, if needed.  Four new pumps at the Third Pump Station are also operational, and each new pump can remove 190,000 gallons of water per minute (GPM).  When combined with the existing Bill Little Pump Station, this represents more than 1,000,000 GPM of available pump capacity.  In addition, Phase I of the Ditch A Widening Project recently added more than 50 acre-feet of flood storage inside the FBCLID 2 levees.

National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service

FBCLID2.com/emergency:

  • Live graphic of levee operations
    • 24-hour rainfall total
    • Ditch water levels inside and outside the levee
    • Brazos River Forecast (if flood stages are predicted)
    • Pump Station operations
  • Rainfall & stream gauges
  • Live camera views with hourly updates
  • Links to City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County Emergency Management

FBCLID2.com/alerts:
Residents are encouraged to sign up for email and text alerts through the District’s website to stay up-to-date on the latest news.

Third Pump Station Construction Update – September 3, 2021

Third Pump Station Construction

Four pumps are now operational at the new FBCLID 2 pump station located at 2602 Oakland Drive in Sugar Land, behind Clements High School.  Four years ago, during Hurricane Harvey, the operation of these four new pumps would have prevented homes from flooding inside FBCLID 2.  When complete, the Third Pump Station will operate seven large storm water pumps that are powered by 1,500-horsepower motors. When combined, all seven pumps will move more than 1,000,000 gallons of water per minute, which represents a 400% increase in pumping capacity.

The final three pumps are scheduled to arrive at the new pump station the week of September 20.  After the final pumps arrive, it will still take 6-7 weeks to complete all pump installation in early November.  FBCLID 2 will soon bid a final contract that will put the finishing touches on the new pump station after the main constriction contract is complete.  The final site improvements include decorative fencing, landscaping, additional parking, and an operator’s office.  The District plans to host a public event for the community in late-2021 or early-2022, when all construction is complete.

FBCLID 2 appreciates your patience as the District works to complete this critical flood control project.  Please contact FBCLID 2 directly with any questions or concerns: www.fbclid2.com/contact.

New Pump Test (September 2, 2021)