2602 Oakland Drive, Sugar Land, TX
Third Pump Station – Construction Cameras
Third Pump Station – Time Lapse Video
Third Pump Station Construction Update – August 10, 2020
Overnight Construction Activity: Sunday, August 16 beginning at 11:00 p.m.
Please be aware that major construction activity on the FBCLID 2 Third Pump Station will require additional overnight work hours. On Sunday, August 16 beginning at 11:00 p.m. work will begin to pour the foundation for the pump station intake structure. The intake foundation is also 3 feet deep, and the large pour will require 80 truckloads of concrete. The foundation placement is another critical construction activity that requires continuous work until all the concrete is placed. Beginning at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 16 work lights will be turned on and equipment will be staged around the site. On Monday, August 17 at 2:00 a.m. concrete trucks are scheduled to start arriving and are expected to run continuously until 1:00 p.m.
The contractor will stage concrete trucks on Elkins Road, in front of Clements High School, to limit parking on Oakland Drive inside the neighborhood. Please remain aware of construction activity during this time. If possible, limiting street parking on Oakland Drive will provide more room for all drivers.
The main pump station foundation that required over 200 truckloads of concrete was completed on Monday, August 10. The foundation for the intake structure will require the same construction activities but will take less time to complete. FBCLID 2 appreciates your patience, particularly the residents of Austin Meadows, as the District works to complete this critical flood control project.
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.