Water Plant 1 Water Well Drilling Operation

The contractor drilling the water well at Water Plant #1 has resumed 24 hour a day operations this week.  This work is anticipated to continue until Monday, November 20th.  Any remaining work will then be performed during daylight hours until the new pump is installed in mid-December.  The installation and testing of the new pump may require 24 hour a day servicing depending on any issues with the pump and associated equipment.

We apologize for the inconvenience during this operation.

Update: Lake 5 Remediation Work

Contracts have been approved for the work Lake 5.  The work is scheduled to begin on August 7th pending final approval from the City of Richmond.

The scope of the work will include:

  1. Complete draining Lake 5 pumping water to Lake 6.
  2. Removal of the concrete apron surrounding the lake.
  3. Removal of 2 feet of dirt and sediment from the lake bed.
  4. Replacement of the sediment with clay that has suitable sealing properties.
  5. Compaction of the clay and sloping of the lake bottom
  6. Filling the lake with water.

The anticipated duration of the project is 75- 90 days depending on weather.  During the project truck traffic during the day will be constant as the material will be transported out and new material transported in to replace the clay and sediment.  All truck traffic will be through the Skinner Gate.

Contact the members of the board if you have any questions or concerns.

Sign Up for the District’s Alert System

The District has implemented a text alert system for the residents of Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3. This system is designed to keep you informed of issues related to the District in a quick and timely manner. You may receive messages in text alert format related to the water service in the District, drainage and sewer related topics, and other news that is relevant to the District.

Text message notifications will contain a short amount of information with a link back to the District’s website where the remainder of the information can be viewed.

These notifications are a great way to stay up to date on news and issues within the District and we highly encourage you to sign up and share this information with your neighbors.

If you’d like to sign up to receive important news and updates from the district via text messages, you can send a text message to 346-230-3861 with the word WCID3 and you’ll be registered.