This city will consider the following agenda items at the November 28, 2017, Houston Council Meeting. The agenda items include a water plant expansion, a joint funding agreement with the United States Geological Survey to monitor water quality, and contract awards granted to various companies to improve street drainage and reduce flooding.
23, 24 – Over $330,000 from the North East Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) fund will be used to purchase Wetland Mitigation Credits from Gin City Restoration, LLC (23) and Mitigation Solutions USA, LLC (23) and over $3,000 from Splendora, LLC (24) for the NEWPP. It is required by the US Army Corps of Engineers under section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The plant is expected to produce a total of 320 million gallons of water per day by the end of June 2024.
25 – The City of Houston and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have entered a joint funding agreement of over $1 million. It is for continued analysis and monitoring of the city’s surface water supply, contaminants in groundwater, and streams/bayous that are affected by wastewater treatment discharges. This will span from July 2017 to July 2018. The USGS will analyze for various bacteria species, pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, metals, and more to ensure compliance. The USGS will provide 30% of the cost of services.
34 – $750,000 from the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF was awarded to Ergon Texas Pipeline Incorporated to relocate petroleum pipelines. The pipelines must be placed lower than the new pavement and sewer lines that will be installed.
37 – Over $165,000 from the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF was awarded to Pierce, Goodwin, Alexander, and Linville Inc to improve street drainage and reduce flooding by constructing concrete paving, curbs, sidewalks, and driveways in the Woodshire area.
38 – $216,000 from the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF was awarded to Zarinkelk Engineering Services, Inc to repair storm water drainage as part of the Capital Improvement Plan program.
41, 42 – Over $2.8 million and $1.9 million from the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund was awarded to Portland Utilities Construction Company, LLC and Vaught Services, LLC to replace deteriorated collection systems in the city, respectively. The purpose is to reduce sanitary sewer overflows. The contract will last 540 calendar days.
43 – Over $4.5 million from the Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF and $478,000 from the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund was awarded to SER Construction Partners, LLC to improve street drainage and reduce flooding by constructing concrete paving, curbs, sidewalks, and driveways. The location is Bannister Ln (west), Bauman Rd (east), John Alber Rd (north), and Benbrook Dr (south).
59, 60 – MMG Building and Construction Services LLC (59) and Waste Transfer Partners LLC (60) were granted the right to collect and transport solid and industrial waste from commercial properties within the city of Houston.