Third Pump Station – Construction Cameras
Third Pump Station – Time Lapse Video
Third Pump Station Construction Update – May 28, 2020
The FBCLID 2 Third Pump Station remains on schedule to be operational in March 2021. The deep excavation required for the large pumps is complete, so local dump truck traffic and street cleaning will decrease substantially. In May the contractor started placing concrete to begin construction on the pump station. However, the 5.5-inch rainfall on Friday, May 15 damaged some of the protection around the excavation and flooded the main work area. The project has been delayed a few weeks while repairs are made to protect and dry the construction site. To expedite repairs and dewatering, the contractor will work through the weekend on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. Weekend work activity will remain limited to typical daytime hours.
In early July, the contractor will be ready to place concrete for the main pump station foundation. This massive concrete pour is 3 feet deep and will require over 200 truckloads of concrete be delivered to the project. The foundation concrete placement is a critical construction activity that requires continuous work until all the concrete is poured. FBCLID 2 expects that construction of the main foundation will occur outside typical daytime work hours. Additional information about this potential disturbance will be distributed to the community as soon as the schedule is confirmed.
The Third Pump Station Project will no longer include a separate Administration and Operations Building. The operator offices have been incorporated into the Third Pump Station building to reduce the total project cost.
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 can move approximately 1,000,000 gallons of water per minute which represents a 400% increase in pumping capacity. Please contact FBCLID 2 directly with any questions or concerns: 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.