Sugar Land residents will soon have improved water quality and pressure after the city decided to install a new water line along Ransom Road.

The gist

On Nov. 7 Sugar Land City Council voted to approve installing a 2,400-foot, 12-inch water line along Ransom Road that will connect the existing water line from Indigo River Lane to just east of the Grand Parkway, behind the existing Bank of America, according to agenda documents.

This construction will be tacked onto Fort Bend County’s 2017 mobility bond. In 2019, Sugar Land officials approached county officials to ask that the water line project be included in the Fort Bend County Mobility Bond Program construction plans, according to agenda documents.

One more thing

Fort Bend County officials agreed to incorporate the water line construction into the project but required Sugar Land to fund the design separately and reimburse the county for construction. The engineer’s estimate for the installation is $407,285, according to agenda documents.

Sugar Land Communications Director Doug Adolph confirmed that Sugar Land had been in recent conversations with Fort Bend County about the project and that the county was “actively working on bidding on the project soon.”