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 Project Status Update Page

Last Updated: 10/24/2022

Lift Station Rehabilitation Project No. 1

Lift Station #4, located at 210 E. Washington Ave in Laguna Heights, will continue excavation for new wet well installation. Sheet piling for trench safety will resume after crane repair is complete and able to return to site. Wet well for Lift Station #35, located at 350 Port Rd (Port Rd entrance to Port Isabel Park Center), is installed including concrete top slab. Contractor will continue work with installation of pumps, piping, and electrical. Lift Station #17 at 200 E. Monroe (in the alley between Monroe St. and Madison St.) will proceed as material is received. Existing pump station has been connected to new force main previously installed by Contractor.
















Water Distribution System Improvements for Laguna Blvd, Causeway Area Bypass on SPI, and Valve Upgrades

Waterline installation on Laguna Blvd is complete. Valve replacement is ongoing and planned for the following locations: Location 5 – Seven valves are being replaced near intersection with traffic signal on Padre Blvd at the north end of the causeway area. Work began on January 11, 2023, and will take a few weeks to complete to minimize duration of water service interruption required to complete the work. District needs to receive couplings to resume work in the area. One 16” valve replacement is pending on Padre Blvd in front of Peninsula / causeway intersection. Pending install of two (2)-16” valves at the intersection of Gulf Blvd & E. Huisache St. Possible install a 16” butterfly valve on W. Huisache Street. Port Isabel valve replacement locations include Hwy 100 at the intersections of Longoria, Musina, Champion Ave, and Island Ave; Replace 12” valve on South Shore Dr at Hickman. Valve replacement is proposed on SH100 at FM 510 near Stripes in Laguna Vista.       



Water Treatment Plant #1 Improvements & Proposed Elevated Storage Tank #6 (Port Isabel)

Water Plant 1 Microfiltration System & proposed 600,000 gallon elevated storage tank plans and specifications are approaching 100% completion. Project includes Raw Water Pump Station restoration, 1.5 million gallon Ground Storage Tank, and new High Service Pump Station. Proposed 600,000 gallon Elevated Storage Tank #6 at this site will replace Tank #1 located in Port Isabel. See Proposed Site Plan for Water System Improvements – Water Plant 1. Negotiations with Pall Corporation for purchase of membrane system is currently in progress. Construction bidding should proceed in February for water plant 1 improvements. Additional funding is being requested through Texas Water Development Board that will result in requests for additional construction bids in the fourth quarter of 2023. Completion of new 600,000 gallon elevated storage tank and removal of existing Port Isabel Tank is scheduled for November 2024. Water Plant No. 1 improvements are scheduled for completion in March 2025. Project includes replacement of raw water pump station in Laguna Vista to increase capacity of surface water delivery to Port Isabel reservoir.   

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