Sugar Land approves $1.99M contract for groundwater plant improvements

(Beth Marshall/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Beth Marshall/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Beth Marshall/Community Impact Newspaper)

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(Courtesy city of Sugar Land)
Sugar Land City Council approved a nearly $2 million contract for groundwater plant upgrades at its May 19 regular meeting.

The execution of this contract with the lowest bidder, Brookshire-based W.W. Payton Corp., is in line with the city’s groundwater plant rehabilitation project that maintains, improves and expands 12 city-owned and -operated groundwater plants, Assistant City Engineer Timothy Jahn said.

“One of the advantages of this project is at the Greatwood plant, we’re going to be adding more storage capacity,” Jahn said.

Construction of an additional 1 million gallon ground storage tank at the Greatwood plant will provide this additional storage capacity, Jahn said.

Additional portions of the project include upsizing and replacing the sodium hydroxide and liquid ammonium sulfate storage tanks at six groundwater plants to increase efficiency and replace aging infrastructure. Chemical feed pumps will also be replaced at three plants.

The project schedule would begin in June with an estimated completion date in May 2021.

Jahn said there should be minimal impacts from construction as all work will be done inside the water plants. There is also no water service interruption anticipated, he said.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.