At a May 22 meeting, Katy council members amended the city's budget to perform emergency repairs on a sanitary sewer pipe along First Street between avenues C and D.

The 10-inch sewer pipe failed in early April, City Engineer David Kasper said in an April 25 letter to Public Works Director Elaine Lutringer.

This project will cost $47,245, according to the letter, with funds sourced from the city’s enterprise fund reserves. A timeline for the work has not been announced.

Zooming out

These repairs come eight months after the city opted to perform surface repairs instead of a full rehabilitation of a cracked sanitary sewer trunk main that routes from the city’s wastewater treatment plant located at 25839 I-10 to Pin Oak Road.

The wastewater treatment plant is less than a mile from the location of the emergency repairs at First Street and Avenue D.

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Council members also approved the placement of a temporary water tank at one of Katy’s water plants for $27,036, also sourced from the enterprise fund reserves.

In total, the city’s budget was amended by $74,282 to allow for these works to be completed.

To see other active road, water, drainage, sanitary and recreation projects throughout the city, residents can view this map.