Project Status Update Page

Last Updated: 9/16/2022


Lift Station Rehabilitation Project No. 1

Sewer pipeline install is completed along SH100 & Woody’s Ln in Port Isabel. Work will begin at Lift Station #4 located at 210 E. Washington Ave in Laguna Heights with excavation for new wet well. Remaining contract time is approximately 230 days to complete work at the lift stations. Wetwell for Lift Station #35, located at 350 Port Rd (Port Rd entrance to Port Isabel Park Center), will be delivered to site in approximately four weeks. Power pole for new electrical service will be moved to accommodate future site for ZIMCO Marine. Lift Station #17 at 200 E. Monroe (in the alley between Monroe St. and Madison St.) will proceed as material is received, which is expected to arrive after receiving wet well for Lift Station #35. You may reach Francisco Guzman at (956) 371-1345 for additional information.



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

Paving and Drainage improvements, being done under separate Contract through City of South Padre Island, are proceeding hand-in-hand with the water district to resolve utility conflicts. Notices will be issued directly to customers affected by shutdowns necessary to complete work. Waterline installation on Laguna Blvd is proceeding into the Entertainment District. Existing waterlines are being connected to new 8” pipeline from Retama to Kingfish as the 8” watermain install proceeds south of Whiting and will continue south for the next 8 weeks, approximately. See attached Laguna Blvd Waterline Location Map for limits of construction. New 12” Waterline bypass in the SPI causeway area is in place, and two service connections are pending to complete work. Permanent pavement repair on SH100 at the causeway is pending completion; existing pavement patch is temporary.   



Andy Bowie Elevated Storage Tank #2 Rehabilitation

Temporary relocation of Verizon equipment attached to the District’s Elevated Storage Tank located near the South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary is in place to allow the District’s Contractor to resume work. Contractor returned to site on Monday, September 12, 2022. Work pending completion includes replacement of exterior coating systems, pit and corrosion repairs, and replacement of wind rod retaining pins. Contractor must complete remaining work by December 22, 2022.

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

Water Plant 1 design of Microfiltration System is 60% complete. 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. Plans and specifications for new elevated storage tank are 90% complete. Construction is scheduled to begin January 2023 and be completed January 2025.