Katy approves water projects at Jan. 27 meeting

Drainage for Hunters Terrace and tanks at Water Plant No. 7 coming

R. HANS MILLER - TIMES SENIOR REPORTER
Posted 1/27/20

Katy City Council approved drainage projects and expansion of the city’s water system during its regular session Monday night. Water tanks associated with the Water Plant No. 7 were approved at …

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Katy approves water projects at Jan. 27 meeting

Drainage for Hunters Terrace and tanks at Water Plant No. 7 coming

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Katy City Council approved drainage projects and expansion of the city’s water system during its regular session Monday night. Water tanks associated with the Water Plant No. 7 were approved at a cost of slightly more than $2.3 million. The city’s governing body also approved nearly $120,000 for the Goldeneye Storm Sewer Project.

“The [Godeneye Storm Sewer] Project is scheduled to begin in about a month,” City Engineer David Leyendecker said.

The project will install a storm sewer along Golden Eye, a spur street sprouting north from the western end of Spoon Bill Street in the Hunter’s Terrace subdivision on the north side of the city. The base cost of the project is $97,450 with contingencies, engineering, surveying and inspections bringing it up to the $120,000 figure.

“The drainage there needs improvement – it is overflowing into the rest of neighborhood,” Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris said.

Leyendecker said eight homes would be affected by the drainage project and he had personally talked to three of the homeowners in the area about the upcoming drainage project.

“I personally walked the project and left a brochure before we started for each homeowner,” Leyendecker said.

Harris said funding would come from the city’s regular budget, not 2018 flood mitigation bond funds.

While that project aims to help water flow out of the city without causing problems, Water Plant No. 7 will bring drinking water to the Young Ranch subdivision south of I-10 near the intersection of Pedersen Road and Westheimer Parkway.

City officials said the elevated water tank – which sports an initial cost of about $1.25 million – will have a goose mural similar to that on the tank near the Katy Mills Walmart, just off of I-10. The ground-based tank will cost about $1.06 million. Contracts for the tanks were awarded to Maguire Iron, Inc. out of Siouxh Falls, South Dakota and Schier Construction Company out of Houston, respectively.

The city also approved:

  • Zoning for the Jesus Rescue International Church at 6193 Highway Blvd.
  • Zoning for Aristoi Classical Academy at 5618 Eleventh Street
  • Street closures for Katy Market Day events throughout the year
  • Acceptance of billing for streetlights in the Young Ranch subdivision
  • Platting in the Falls at Green Meadows subdivision
  • The purchase of stationary license plate readers for the Katy Police Department

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