Update Regarding Water Plant No. 1 Improvement Project

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Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 is a water control and improvement district tasked with supplying water, collecting and treating wastewater, and controlling and diverting stormwater within its geographical boundaries.  In an effort to continue providing high quality water service to customers of the District, it is necessary for the District to make improvements to existing water facilities located in Water Plant No. 1, including constructing a water well and hydropneumatic tank and also recoating its existing ground water storage tank.

Recently, the District commenced drilling a new water well, and the District’s contractor began 24-hour drilling operations.  The District has received multiple complaints regarding the noise and lighting and apologizes for any inconvenience the drilling operations may cause.  To mitigate the disturbance, the District has erected sound barriers and instructed the contractor to direct construction flood lights away from nearby homes.

Although the overall construction project is anticipated to take nine to twelve months, 24-hour drilling operations will be limited.  The contractor anticipates discontinuing current 24-hour drilling operations sometime Friday evening, July 14th.  At some point in the future, 24-hour drilling operations will resume for a limited period in order to install casing in the water well.  The District will advise residents about such operations prior to commencement.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the water plant improvement project, please contact the District Operator, Si Environmental, at 832-490-1500.