City of Conroe begins work on new wastewater treatment plant

The new plant is on 25 acres of a site east of I-45 north of South Loop 336 and will pump an average of 6 million gallons a day. (Rendering courtesy Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.)
The new plant is on 25 acres of a site east of I-45 north of South Loop 336 and will pump an average of 6 million gallons a day. (Rendering courtesy Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.)

The new plant is on 25 acres of a site east of I-45 north of South Loop 336 and will pump an average of 6 million gallons a day. (Rendering courtesy Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.)

Updated 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3: This story originally incorrectly said the plant is expected to be completed in spring 2020. It is expected to be completed in spring 2022.





The city of Conroe began work Dec. 2 on its new Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to a press release.



The new plant is on 25-acres of a site east of I-45 north of South Loop 336 and will pump an average of 6 million gallons a day. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. is the project’s design engineer, and LEM Construction Co. Inc. is the contractor.



The press release said the city approved the project to accommodate significant growth in the region.



“We are continuing to be good stewards for our community,” said Norman McGuire, the director of public works for the city of Conroe. “The fact that the city is growing rapidly is wonderful. But with that growth, we need to improve our infrastructure in an efficient, cost-effective manner. The wastewater treatment plant is an important component of that improvement.”



The plant is expected to be completed in spring 2022.

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By Andy Li

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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