First Colony Levee Improvement District 2 Stormwater Pump Station Improvements
CLIENT First Colony Levee Improvement District No. 2
LOCATION Sugar Land, TX
Sugar Land, TX
Hydrology and Hydraulics
2 450 kW
in Property Value
The First Colony Levee Improvement District No.2 (LID) protects $200 million in property value within the Commonwealth subdivision in the First Colony area of Sugar Land. During Hurricane Harvey, the LID experienced record-setting rainfall, causing the district to close flood gates, leaving the pump station as the only method of removing stormwater from the levee. Though no homes flooded within the 615-acre LID, the district wanted peace of mind for the next storm.
The LID partnered with Jones|Carter to address their biggest concerns: pump failure, generator failure and pond storage. Our team addressed these issues by implementing dual generators to provide resilience from loss of fuel as well as implementing a generator control scheme calling the device to run if required, not just during power outages. We also installed a recirculation line so the pumps can undergo annual testing and implemented an emergency operations strategy so the pump could be used during construction.
Our team made it a point to keep the LID board members up to date during the project. Members of the design team attended board meetings to provide updates on the project and explain design decisions. We also took board members to witness factory acceptance testing and a control scheme workshop.
Associated Project Members
Sean McMillan, PE, Vice President
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Bethany Miller, PE, Senior Engineer
Water & Wastewater
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Gary Rabalais, PE, Senior Vice President
Water & Wastewater
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Stephen Reiter, PE, Vice President
Hydrology & Hydraulics
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