Pearland Secures $75 Million for Water Treatment Facility Expansion
Feature Photo: The John Hargrove Environmental Complex. Pearland’s Hargrove Water Reclamation Facility lies within the complex. Image: Google Streets.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Pearland (Brazoria County) — The city of Pearland is in the process of closing on a $75 million loan being provided by the state for an expansion of its John Hargrove Water Reclamation Facility.
The Hargrove WRF influent flow reached 75% of the permitted average daily flow for more than three consecutive months; per the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality standards, the city had to begin planning for the expansion or upgrade of its wastewater treatment plant facilities.
On Jan. 14, the Texas Water Development Board approved a resolution providing financial assistance for the planning, design and construction of this expansion project.
Pearland officials requested funds to expand the Hargrove WRF average daily flow from from four million gallons per day to six. The city also intends to direct flows from portions of its Southdown WRF and Longwood WRF service areas to the Hargrove WRF.
The city has already selected to use a Construction Manager at Risk delivery method to complete the project. The CMAR has been selected.
The project was expected to have reach 100% design by the end of December 2020.
The CMAR plans to complete several early procurement packages before the Guaranteed Maximum Price is negotiated in April 2021.
The project schedule anticipated that the engineering feasibility report will be completed Jan. 31. This ends the planning phase.
Construction is to begin in April 2021 and reach completion by Oct. 1, 2023.
The budget summary allocates $64,900,000 for construction; $5,536,100 for engineering and design; $2,259,200 for special services (environmental, geotechnical, inspections, surveying, etc.); $1,389,926 for fiscal services; $41,700 for physical modeling; and $873,074 for the contingency account.
VBX Project ID 2020-7307
Aerial view of the Hargrove Water Reclamation Facility and Environmental Complex. Image: Google Earth.
Adolfo Pesquera (Reporter/Editor) is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.