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)

Third Pump Station Construction Update – August 24, 2021

Third Pump Station Construction

Four of the seven pumps have arrived in Sugar Land for installation.  Based on the current schedule, the first will be ready to operate the week of August 30.  As soon as it is operational, this single pump will almost double the current pump capacity in Ditch A.  Two and potentially three additional pumps are also scheduled to be working by the end of next week.  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 installation in early November.

FBCLID 2 appreciates your patience as the District works to complete this critical flood control project.  Additional details are available at: www.fbclid2.com/third-pump-station-construction/. Please contact FBCLID 2 directly with any questions or concerns: www.fbclid2.com/contact.

Ken DeMerchant (Fort Bend County Commissioner – Precinct 4) and Bryan Chapline (FBCLID 2 Board President) inspect the installation of Pumps 1-4.

Third Pump Station Construction – Update July 22, 2021

Third Pump Station Construction

The first pump was delivered to the project this week and is installed inside the new pump station.  The District approved a change order with the construction contractor to expedite the installation of the first pump and motor.  Based on the current schedule, the first pump will be operational at the beginning of September.  As soon as it is operational, this single pump will almost double the current pump capacity in Ditch A.  Three additional pumps will be delivered to the project in early August, but delivery of the final three pumps will not be complete until the end of September.  After the final pumps arrives, it will still take 6-7 weeks to complete installation in November.

FBCLID 2 appreciates your patience as the District works to complete this critical flood control project.  Additional details are available at: www.fbclid2.com/third-pump-station-construction/. Please contact FBCLID 2 directly with any questions or concerns: www.fbclid2.com/contact.