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Posts published in “Day: December 8, 2016”

Jacinto City replacing aging water distribution system

Advanced technology allows 300 feet of 8” water main pipe
installed 6 feet deep by boring without digging a open-trench. Jacinto City Officials observing, Water Superintendent Bernardo Perez (left), Councilman Allen Lee, City Manager Lon Squyres and Public Works Director Kyle Reed. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Jacinto City, TX — The current Jacinto City Water Line & Fire Protection rehabilitation project is the latest in a multi-year effort to rebuild the oldest portion of Jacinto City’s aging water distribution system.

The current project’s base cost is $ 973,446 with the Harris County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for communities providing 80% of the cost. When completed it’ll provide 62 blocks of new water main lines at a fraction of the cost to the city.

The first phase replaced the largest main supply trunk lines down Mercury Drive and Holland Avenue. The second phase is installing new lines to the oldest homes in the Industrial Addition from the 10100 blocks through the 10700 blocks south of Market Street Road.

City Manager Lon Squyres said, “We followed this process for the last several years making adjustments in the scope of work that’s allowed us to install longer sections of pipe at a better price.”