Project Status Update Page

Last Updated: 10/24/2022


Lift Station Rehabilitation Project No. 1

Sewer pipeline installations are complete. Aside from pending pavement repair on Woody’s Lane at Water Plant 1 entrance gate, all remaining work is at sewer lift station sites. Work began at Lift Station #4 located at 210 E. Washington Ave in Laguna Heights with dewatering for excavation of new wet well. Sheet piling should begin arriving to the site for trench safety as Contractor will install concrete foundation at a depth of 25 feet. City of Port Isabel will also be rebuilding Washington Ave from SH 100 to Pennsylvania Ave by replacing roadside ditches with curb and gutter and storm drains; the District may need to adjust sewer pipelines to resolve utility conflicts with proposed drainage improvements.

Wet well for Lift Station #35, located at 350 Port Rd (Port Rd entrance to Port Isabel Park Center), should be delivered to site the week of October 24th - 28th. Proposed improvements will be moved to accommodate site for ZIMCO Marine currently under construction. 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.
















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 nearing completion through the Entertainment District. Existing waterlines are being connected to new 8” pipeline from Retama to Red Snapper as the 8” watermain install proceeds south of Tarpon and will continue south for to Marisol. 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. Valve replacement is being planning in front of Peninsula within the next two weeks.    




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 90% 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. Construction bidding should proceed in January 2023 with construction done by March 2025. 

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