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Third Pump Station Construction Update – October 15, 2019
In August, Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (FBCLID 2) awarded the first construction contract for the Third Pump Station to Jerdon Enterprise. Construction activity began at the north end of Oakland Dr. in September. This first construction contract will prepare the project site for construction by removing existing structures, installing construction access and security, and preparing for multiple utility relocations. Six different utilities will need to be relocated during the fall of 2019 to accommodate pump station construction. The first phase of construction and the utility relocations are scheduled to be complete in November.
The second phase of construction, the largest phase of the project, addresses installation of the actual pump station. The pump station design is complete and public bids were opened for this second phase of construction on October 3rd. The apparent low bidder is Flintco Industrial, and FBCLID2 plans to award this construction contract in November. The contractor will then mobilize as soon as the first phase of construction is complete, and the site is ready.
The Third Pump Station 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. The seven pumps and motors require a long time to design and manufacture. To expedite completion of the Third Pump Station, the contract to manufacture the pumps and motors was awarded back in April 2019. The Third Pump Station is scheduled to be operational by Spring 2021.