Third Pump Station – Construction Camera
Third Pump Station – Time Lapse Video
Third Pump Station Construction Update – January 17, 2020
Construction continues on the Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID 2) Third Pump Station. Work began at the north end of Oakland Dr., in August 2019, to prepare the site and relocate several utilities that conflict with construction. In November, the FBCLID 2 Board of Directors awarded the main construction contract to Flintco Industrial. Flintco mobilized in December and has started the excavation needed to construct the pump station foundation. Beginning on Monday, January 20 the contractor will start installing the shoring protection required for this deep excavation. Dozens of steel pilings must be driven into the ground, which will create noise during the workday. Work hours for the project are limited from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and the pile driving is scheduled to take 3 weeks to complete.
The Third Pump Station is still on schedule to be complete and operational by Spring 2021. When finished, the facility will operate seven large storm water pumps that are powered by 1,500-horsepower motors. When combined all seven pumps can move approximately 1,000,000 gallons of water per minute which represents a 400% increase in pumping capacity. Additional details about the construction process are available online at www.fbclid2.com/third-pump-station-construction. The webpage includes construction photos that are updated hourly, time-lapse videos, construction renderings, and project updates.
Feel free to contract FBCLID 2 directly with any questions or concerns. Contact forms and information can be found online at www.fbclid2.com/contact.
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.