The road ahead is clear for the Mykawa Lift Station Project
The Mykawa Lift Station Project is moving along. An amendment to the project, which was presented before Pearland City Council in February, temporarily delayed the project in order to modify the project scope to include the relocation and replacement of the Orange-Mykawa Lift Station, replacement of the existing sewer with one of a larger capacity, and additional piping to allow for wastewater to reach larger existing pipelines. These updates are aimed at increasing systems capacity and simplicity. The proposed changes came after findings from a Preliminary Engineering Report showed that the elimination of the Orange-Mykawa Lift Station was not possible.
The project design plans are now at 60 percent and the final plan is near completion. Easement surveying has been scheduled, and the project is expected to go to bid in June 2018 and be complete by April 2019.
This project was originally identified as two separate projects in the 2000-2030 CIP Master Wastewater Plan. The first was the retirement and relocation of the Mykawa-Scott Lift Station, and the second was the retirement of the Orange-Mykawa Lift Station. To coordinate design and construction of these projects with the Mykawa Road Widening Project, and to ensure that this work is completed ahead of the road construction, they have been combined into one project in the current CIP. This lift station has a modeled capacity of 140 gallons per minute (gpm) or 0.2 million gallons per day (mgd). The current capacity is insufficient to handle minimal wet weather events.
Reports have shown that the Orange-Mykawa Lift Station will require a major rehabilitation in the next five years and is not located in an area best suited for water service to area residents. This project will eliminate an existing inverted siphon in a gravity line and relocate the Orange-Mykawa Lift Station. In addition, it will eliminate the Shank Street Lift Station and facilitate the relocation of the Scott Street Lift Station.
For more information on this project and other City projects, view the City’s Capital Improvement Plan. This project is in line with City Council’s Strategic Priorities of Sustainable Infrastructure and Fiscal Responsibility.