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.
2602 Oakland Drive, Sugar Land, TX
Third Pump Station – Construction Cameras
Third Pump Station – Time Lapse Video
Third Pump Station Impact
The graphic below demonstrates how the Third Pump Station will improve FBCLID 2 drainage. The chart shows water levels inside the FBCLID 2 levee during Hurricane Harvey and more recently during the May 7, 2019 flood. The chart also displays the impact on water levels inside the levee if the Third Pump Station was operational during each event.