Residents of Fulshear will soon see an upgrade of water systems across the city.

What you need to know

Fulshear City Council approved a $1.02 million installation contract with Aqua Metric at a Feb. 20 meeting supporting the Water Meter and Reading System Upgrade Program.

Aqua Metric officials said they will soon begin work on meters across the city, including:

Installation of 7,800 Sensus water meters; replacing previously installed Neptune and Badger models

Retrofitting existing city Sensus meters with a communication device

According to the agenda packet, these new devices will be able to communicate data directly to the city and will improve efficiency of water use recordings. The purchase of the new Sensus meters was previously approved by City Council in December 2022, though installation has been delayed due to internal staffing changes.

Fulshear Mayor Aaron Groff and City Council members said they would like to see the installation fast-tracked, citing the city of Houston’s drawn-out timeline of 2030 for their water meters.

“I would love to see this done before the next budget cycle,” Groff said. “If logically we can pull it off, then get it done, and that’s going to be a win for the residents.”

Also on the agenda

At the same meeting, a $405,935 contract with LJ Power Generators was approved by City Council for the installation of quick connections for backup generators at various water treatment lift stations in Fulshear, according to the agenda packet.

The new quick connects are set to be installed at:
  • Lift Station No. 2: 845 Houston St.
  • Lift Station No. 4: 29916 FM 1093 Road
  • Lift Station No. 9: 4929 ½ Fulshear Trace
  • Lift Station No. 10: 8522 Polo Ranch Blvd.
  • Lift Station No. 11: 7350 ½ FM 359 Road S.
Lift Station No. 1 at 5750 ½ Cross Creek Bend Lane is set to see some improvements including the installation of a HiPower 250 generator set with a 24-hour fuel tank. The project also calls for the relocation and re-wiring of a city-owned generator at Lift Station No. 7 at 29750 ½ Fulshear Bend Drive.

What else?

City Council also approved a $494,484 contract with Aranda Industries for the construction of the FM 359 Water and Sanitary Sewer Line Extensions project.

The project is set to install 1,600 feet of line extensions on the north side of FM 359 with existing lines crossing into the Del Webb area with a completion timeline within 90 days.