The Pearland ISD board of trustees unanimously approved granting the city of Pearland an easement to access a water line on land owned by the school district at a regular Jan. 17 meeting.

PISD owns some land off of Bailey Road between the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium and the Bailey Water Plant, Superintendent Larry Berger said. The city needs permission from the school district to maintain a water line on the property for the nearby water plant.

“Our maintenance and operation department has reviewed the request and has no concerns with the location impacting future land use or any operational functions,” Berger said.

The easement has no time limit and will allow for the burying of the water line. The meeting agenda also states the easement will allow for the repair or removal of water utilities to make improvements or modifications if the city deems it necessary.

The city is working on a $14.4 million project improving the Bailey Water Plant, one of the sweeping water and wastewater improvement projects under construction throughout the city, resulting in rising water rates for residents.