Construction contract awarded for water main project
Construction contracts have been awarded for the new $1.96 million FM 521 Waterline project that further strengthens the City of Pearland’s water system.
The forthcoming waterline installation, identified as part of the City’s Water Master Planning efforts, aims to improve water transmission capacity on the west side of the City. The waterline will also help distribute treated surface water from the City’s future surface water treatment plant. The awarded waterline project involves the addition of a new 20-inch diameter waterline that will be installed along the eastern side of FM 521. The new waterline will extend from Broadway Street on its southern end to Mooring Point Drive on its northern end. The line will fill the gap between the existing waterline along Broadway St. and the line south of the FM 521 Water Production Facility. Design work for the project was completed in October 2017 with construction expected to start in January 2018.
Construction will also see the installation of a new 4-inch fiber optic conduit that will enable connection to the City’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The SCADA system allows for the monitoring and operational control of critical water production and wastewater treatment facilities remotely via wireless or fiber optic connections, allowing for more efficient actions based on real-time information.
The new waterline and fiber optic conduit will be installed primarily using “trenchless technology” methods, so that disturbance to existing trees and landscaping is minimized.
For more information about City projects, view our current Capital Improvement Plan. This project is in line with the City Council’s Strategic Priorities of Sustainable Infrastructure and Safe Community.