Fulshear plans new wastewater plant
The city of Fulshear is planning a new wastewater treatment plant to address population growth that is projected to jump from 29,090 residents in its wastewater service area in 2021 to an estimated 88,794 by 2036.
In his State of the City address on May 18, Fulshear’s mayor said the city is establishing a partnership with the Gulf Coast Water Authority and Gulf Coast Authority to build the regional facility.
Engineers recommended in the city’s 2018 Water and Wastewater Plan to relocate and build a new 3.5 million gallons per day (MGD) regional wastewater treatment plant by 2026. The consultants recommended building the new plant in the southern area of the city with the ability to expand it to 6.5 MGD treatment capacity by 2036.
Estimated construction cost of the new plant is $44.46 million in 2018 dollars.
They also recommended a $37.44 million expansion of the city’s Cross Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant capacity to 4 MGD, as well as construction of three new $16.02 million water plants and three new $3.12 million water storage tanks by 2036.