Project Status Update Page

Last Updated: 8/04/2022


Lift Station Rehabilitation Project No. 1

Sewer pipeline install is complete on W. Hickman Ave & along Yturria St. to alley between Monroe & Madison. Pavement repair is scheduled to complete work. Contractor will receive fittings to proceed with connection of new pressure main on Woody’s Lane at both Lift Station No. 11 and the entrance to Port Isabel Wastewater Treatment Plant. Work will begin at Lift Station sites as Contractor receives new wet wells in September–October, and take approximately 9 months to complete at the following locations: LS17 – 200 E. Monroe (in the alley between Monroe St. and Madison St.), 210 E. Washington Ave LS 4 (33120 Washington Ave), and LS35 – 350 Port Rd (Port Rd entrance to Port Isabel Park Center). 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

Waterline installation on Laguna Blvd will resume in the Entertainment District after August 20th to minimize traffic disruptions this summer. Existing waterlines are being connected to new 8” pipe from Huisache to Gardenia and continuing south. See attached Laguna Blvd Waterline Location Map for limits of construction. Final pressure testing and tie-in of new 12” Waterline at the AEP-Sunchase substation on Padre Blvd is scheduled for the week of August 8th to 12th. Valve replacement throughout the system will continue after bypass line is complete.   




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 was completed on July 29, 2022. District’s Contractor will return to site to resume rehabilitation of the tank. Work includes replacement of both interior and exterior coating systems, pit and corrosion repairs, and replacement of wind rod retaining pins. Contractor will need a minimum of 100 days to complete remaining work.

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 October 2022 and be completed January 2025.