Editors note: This article's headline has been updated to reflect accurate measurement of system lines.

Deteriorated wastewater lines in Sugar Land will see improvements within the next couple of years.

The city of Sugar Land approved a $239,810 contract with ARKK Engineers for design and bid services regarding the Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation Project at an April 2 City Council meeting.

How it happened

As a part of the city’s biannual wastewater collection system evaluation program, a sanitary sewer collection study and evaluation was completed in February.

The study investigated 67,860 linear feet of 6-to-18-inch sanitary collection system lines for possible inflation and inflow issues. Of the system lines investigated, 40,500 linear feet were deemed to be in the deteriorating stage and in need of repairs, according to agenda documents.

Looking ahead

With City Council’s approval, ARKK Engineers will now move forward with design, which is expected to conclude in December, Sugar Land Engineer III Idahosa Igbinoba said.

The construction phase is expected to take 12 to 18 months, but a final timeline will not be set until bids are opened.