Description

The existing wastewater infrastructure in The Woodlands is aging with certain treatment and conveyance components expected to reach the end of their useful life in the coming decade. Improvements must be made, and actions must be taken to maintain the level of service (LoS) expected by San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) customers. In March 2023, SJRA completed The Woodlands Wastewater Strategic Plan, which laid out a phased approach to maintaining the desired level of service in The Woodlands. The report also defined a project to replace the aging infrastructure of Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) No. 1. In January 2024, SJRA completed a Facility Master Plan for a new Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) to be located at and adjacent to the existing WWTF No. 1. The current proposed average annual daily flow capacity for the new facility is 7.0 million gallons per day (MGD) with a wet weather peak flow of 18 MGD. The facility will be based around a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) treatment process. Land acquisition will be required in order to construct the new facility.

Proposed WWTF Map

Project Information

Contract Award Date: February 2024

Contractor: Property Acquisition (PAS) (Land Acquisition Assistance); Gratia Geomatics (Survey); Carollo Engineers, Inc. (Owner’s Advisor)

Village:  Grogan’s Mill

MUD:  6

WRF No. 1 Map

Status & Schedule

Contractor Notice to Proceed: March 2024

Anticipated Project Completion: 2031

Dates are subject to change.