September 2021

Five Companies Selected by North Harris County Regional Water Authority to Construct State Highway 249 Regional Pump Station

Five Companies, LLC is the apparent Selected Proposer for the North Harris County Regional Water Authority’s (NHCRWA) State Highway 249 Regional Pump Station (SH 249 RPS)

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to build a project like the NHCRWA Regional Pump Station,” states Mark L. Boyer, Managing Principal of Five Companies. “This is an incredible building block for our future.”

Also known as Project 24C, the SH 249 RPS is part of the NHCRWA’s surface water supply and transmission program. Construction will include building a new 40.3-million-gallons-per-day (MGD) finished water pumping station. The work generally includes connecting to a surface water transmission main, a new pump station building, and installing two 14,000-gallon-per-minute (GPM) and two 7,000-gpm horizontal split-case centrifugal pumps with associated discharge piping, and a hydropneumatic system for connection to the surface water distribution system. Other work items will include a new stormwater detention pond and outfall structure, two 12.5-MGD Ground Storage Tanks, chemical storage and feed system, new maintenance building, a medium-voltage electrical service with related buildings and equipment for power distribution, distributed generation and motor control, sanitary sewer lift station and off-site force main, and associated HVAC, plumbing, and incidental utilities.

The project is scheduled to begin in November 2021 and be completed in March 2023.

About the North Harris County Regional Water Authority
On June 18, 1999, the bill that created the North Harris County Regional Water Authority (HB 2965) was signed into law, and called a special election for January 15, 2000 so voters could confirm the creation of the new Authority and elect Directors to lead it. Following the election, the Authority became the single entity empowered to negotiate for a secure, long-term, reliable, quality supply of wholesale drinking water for all the independent neighborhoods, municipal utility districts, small municipalities, and permitted well owners within its boundaries.

These boundaries are essentially US 290 on the west, the Harris County line on the north (Spring Creek), Cypress Creek Parkway and Bammel-North Houston on the south and the western shores of Lake Houston on the east. The Authority is comprised of 335 square miles and includes approximately 710,000 residents.

The Authority’s primary assignment is to develop and implement a strategy for complying with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District’s Regulatory Plan that requires a reduction in groundwater usage to no more than 20 percent of total water demand by the year 2035. Since the Authority is not a taxing entity, funding for our future water supply and the infrastructure through which to deliver it is being accomplished through the sale of revenue bonds and paid for by revenue from groundwater pumpage fees and water sales.

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