McCarthy Building Companies Inc. began preconstruction for the Barry Rose Water Reclamation Facility in Pearland, according to an Aug. 17 news release from the development company.

The facility, located along Pearland Parkway and Hughes Road, will have the capacity to treat 5 million gallons of water per day, improving water management and supporting the city's needs, according to the release.

The project is part of Pearland's strategy to accommodate its growing population by enhancing water and wastewater infrastructure, according to McCarthy.

The details

McCarthy will renovate the 50-year-old Barry Rose plant, ensuring operation until the new facility is complete. The company will perform maintenance tasks on the existing infrastructure to address operational issues.

The Longwood Water Reclamation Facility, located on the same property, will be decommissioned, demolished and integrated into the new Barry Rose facility's launch, as previously reported on Community Impact.

McCarthy officials plan to implement the following into the facility, according to the email:
  • A new lift station at the Longwood site to enhance the facility's efficiency and connectivity
  • A new force-main pipeline, linking the Longwood site to the Barry Rose facility over a 5-mile route
  • A shift from chlorine-based disinfection to UV light, improving the facility's disinfection methods

Construction for the project is projected to commence in early 2024, according to McCarthy. The estimated completion timeline is approximately 3 1/2 years.