As League City’s population continues to grow, officials are re-evaluating the city’s water and wastewater infrastructure, and how water supply is secured.

The gist

On March 26, League City City Council voted unanimously to adopt new water and wastewater master plans in an effort to better meet the water needs for the growing city. It’s the first time the plans have been updated since 2018, according to agenda documents.

League City has access to 28 million gallons of water per day but will need to secure access to an additional 20 million gallons of water per day to meet demand when the city is fully built out, according to agenda documents.

Community Impact previously reported that 40% of League City is undeveloped.

The city has 78 lift stations and two wastewater treatment plants, according to agenda documents.

Officials are working to expand the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility from 4 million gallons of water per day to 8 million gallons of water per day by 2028, and potentially to 12 million gallons per day by 2033, said Christopher Sims, executive director of development services.

Community Impact previously reported the city could invest up to $90 million to expand the facility.

One more thing

Although League City has emergency well capacity, it is restricted to only 10% of the total annual water supply from groundwater sources without facing heavy monetary penalties from the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, according to agenda documents.