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The Utility Operations Department continues to make improvements within the Port Acres area. City staff has evaluated the design criteria for the Port Acres water treatment plant expansion, exceeding of daily average flow, and has collaborated with Freese and Nichols, Inc., engineering firm to evaluate current plant capacity concurrent with the addition of a recently installed aeration system. Based on Freese and Nichols, Inc.’s recommendation, the City is replacing two new centrifugal Return Activated Sludge (RAS) pumps and KAESER blowers to increase efficient plant operations and resiliency. With these improvements, Utility Operations administrators are confident that the City of Port Arthur will continue compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ’s) capacity and re-rating regulations and increased water treatment capacity during rain events.
The City is expected to begin Phase 1 construction of Jade Avenue, tentatively, on January 7, 2019. We anticipate that the replacement of sewer main lines and manholes will significantly improve inflow and infiltration issues in the Port Acres’ water collection system. In addition, our Construction Manager and a City pipe-bursting crew has already initiated replacement of targeted sewer mains and connections. To date, our crew has rehabilitated 1,300 linear feet of 8” inch of sewer main piping, 16 taps and one manhole on Susie Street, and 550 linear feet of 8” inch sewer main lines with one manhole on Anne Street.
Since 2017, Port Arthur’s Conveyance Division has cleaned 4,300 linear feet of 8 “inch sewer main lines and 1,420 linear feet of 4” service lines. The following locations have been cleaned:
The City of Port Arthur’s Water Utilities Department is committed to anticipate, plan for, and react to the changing environment in which we operate. We will use all resources to continuously make improvements to our infrastructure and sustain our community wastewater services through strategic planning and implementation. These rehabilitation projects will assist Utility Operations in providing our residents with the highest quality of service available, as well as keeping our community clean, protecting public health and safety, and promoting pride in our City.
For more information, please contact:
Utility Operations Department
409/983.8278 or 409/983.8180