Katy officials have contracted a construction company to extend water utilities to a previously unserviced area of the city.

What’s happening?

City Engineer David Kasper said this project is the first phase of a looped water system and would offer Katy’s water and wastewater utility services to commercial developments along Cane Island Parkway to FM 1463 on the south side of I-10.

“This work will further the goal of improving water pressure, water quality, fire protection and water system reliability in the entire area of the city located south of Interstate 10,” Kasper said.

At a July 10 meeting, City Council awarded a bid to Reddico Construction Company to execute this project, which will start in September and conclude in February. The total cost to the city, including engineering and construction services and contingencies, is $843,132.

The details

Construction includes the installation of approximately 1,140 linear feet of a 12-inch sewer line and 1,200 linear feet of a 12-inch water line that will cross I-10.

According to documents outlining the water and wastewater extension project, Reddico has performed similar projects for several municipal utility districts in and around the Greater Houston area and has been in business since 1978.

ARKK Engineers, the firm contracted by the city to facilitate its infrastructure works, met with Reddico Construction Company’s management to discuss the project and the city’s expectations at the end of June.