Project 37 Route Study and Alternative Analysis, 2025 Water System
Client: North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) Location: Houston, TX
NHCRWA has identified an alternate strategy to address the conversion requirements stipulated in the previous Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP) for its West area. Based on findings by KIT Professional Services, the currently proposed West Pump Station is deemed unnecessary. Instead, NHCRWA plans to maximize the use of the existing Louetta Rd Pump Station and extend its service northwest, specifically in the region around Huffmeister Road and Whispering Valley Drive. Project 37-RS comprises water transmission (‘Trunk’) and distribution (‘Branch’) lines, spanning 48-inch to 12-inch in diameter, extending over approximately 30 miles.
The scope of the project includes route study to evaluate maximum utilization of the existing system while meeting conversion needs for the western area. The new system is slated to originate from the authority’s existing Project 6B-2 and Project 28 near the intersection of Grant Road and Malcomson Road, extending north of Little Cypress Creek, and terminating near Mason Road and HC MUD 358. Tasks also involve upsizing an existing 24-inch, integrating connections identified by KIT Professional Services into the new plan, analyzing route and connections to 19 Water Receiving Facilities (WRFs) across 12 Utility Districts.