Pearland city officials approve plan to rehabilitate 20,000 feet of sewer pipes

(UI) — A sanitary sewer restoration contract for $2.88 million from Texas Pride Utilities was unanimously approved last month by the Pearland City Council for the Barry Rose and Old Town Site neighborhoods.

“We have a good history with Texas Pride,” Interim City Manager Trent Epperson told Community Impact Newspaper in an interview.

For the rehabilitation contract, six contractors offered bids on March 2 that ranged from $2.88 million to $4.13 million. According to the purchasing regulations of the Pearland City Council, Texas Pride Utilities was chosen because it was the lowest responsible bidder, or the lowest bid that complies with the particular specifications and terms and circumstances of the invitation to bid.

The construction contract includes over 20,000 linear feet of sewer rehabilitation in existing sanitary sewer pipes that caused inflow and infiltration issues, Epperson said.

Epperson told Community Impact that the building contract calls for the rehabilitation of almost 20,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines that have inflow and infiltration problems.

While infiltration describes groundwater seeping into sewer pipes through cracks and broken connections, inflow describes rainfall that swiftly rushes into sewers through roof drain downspouts. The restoration is being done, among other things, to lessen infiltration and inflow while also lowering the size of the plant required to handle typical rainy weather conditions, according to Epperson.

The project involves upgrading the current maintenance hole rings, cones, covers, lining, and service reconnections in addition to replacing the deteriorating infrastructure with a new solid-wall, high-density polyethylene pipe.

The project has 270 days to be finished by Texas Pride. It is planned for construction to start in May and end in February.

This story was originally reported by Community Impact Newspaper.

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