Pearland approves design contracts for new $145M surface water plant
Pearland City Council approved design contracts August 26 to move forward on the construction of a $145 million water plant with an output of 10 million gallons per day (MGD).
Rendering of Pearland surface water plant
A $1.3 million contract for design work on the first phase of the surface water plant received approval. This phase includes construction of a raw water intake structure, pump station, and site detention features for a projected total of $53.8 million, according to the city’s capital improvement plan.
Councilmembers also authorized a $2.9 million contract for final design work of the third phase that would see the construction of infrastructure to store and transfer drinking water. The council approved the final design for the second phase in March.
The construction timeline is set to start in early 2020 and conclude in 2023. More than $89 million in funding is set to come from water and sewer bonds, and $89 million in impact fees will cover the remainder of the estimated $178.4 million project cost, which will include contingency fees, design and surveying expenditures, preliminary engineering, and land and right-of-way costs.