MUD 8 Construction Update

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Wastewater Treatment Plant

The new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) construction progress continues. This plant handles all of the wastewater treatment for both MUD 8 and MUD 9. Most of the concrete and building work is complete. Some major equipment is set in place. Piping and electrical underground work is nearing completion. Below is an aerial picture of site. On the left is the existing 800,000 gallon per day plant. The new 1,200,000 gallon per day plant is being required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to improve the effluent quality and increase the capacity due to the growth within Walden.

Commissioning of the new WWTP will occur in June & July 2021. After a couple months of operations, parts of the existing plant will begin being demolished. There are then some upgrades of the existing plant that will be finalized in 2022.

Drainage Improvements Phase II

Drainage Improvement Phase II is also now underway. This project was awarded to AR Turnkee Construction Company and includes drainage improvements on Heatherglen at Sleepy Hollow; Fitzgerald at Canterbury; and Thoreau at Cedar Grove.The work at Fitzgerald @ Canterbury and the work on Thoreau at Cedar Grove is complete. Work at Heatherglen and Sleepy Hollow will be completed by early June 2021.

Water Plants 1 & 2 Electrical Upgrade

Water Plant 1 (Poe) near Fitzgerald and Brightwood and Plant 2 on Browning will be getting an upgrade to the electrical systems as the existing equipment is about 40 years old. Engineering design has begun and work should begin in early 2022.