Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (LID 2) has started construction to expand the Michael “Mike” Thelen Pump Station located at 1207 Colony Lakes Drive, Sugar Land, TX. The Thelen Pump Station serves the Ditch F watershed on the northside of LID 2, between Brooks Lake and the Southwest Freeway (US-59/I-69). The expansion project will add four additional pumps that more than double the total pumping capacity. Currently, the Thelen Pump Station houses four stormwater pumps that were replaced in 2020 and will remain in operation throughout construction. When complete, all eight pumps will be able to move over 215,000 gallons of water per minute.
The contractor will fully mobilize at the end of January and begin preparing the site for construction. One of the first major activities is driving steel sheet piles into the ground so the new pumping structure can be excavated safely. Any loud noise created during sheet pile driving will be limited to typical work hours (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday). The project may take up to 16 months to complete due to major electrical components that require a long lead time to manufacture. The additional pump capacity is currently scheduled to be available by Summer 2024. Similar to previous LID 2 pump station projects, any building improvements will be constructed to blend into the residential neighborhood as much as possible.
Please feel free to contact LID 2 directly with any questions or concerns: www.fbclid2.com/contact