|San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) Woodlands Division regularly rehabilitates water and waste water infrastructure to avoid system failures, sewage overflows and permit violations. Specific gravity sewer lines have been identified for rehabilitation throughout the community including a segment(s) of sewer line, the Bear Branch Gravity Main (BBGM).
The project to rehabilitate BBGM is extensive and may take over a year to complete. While the sewer line is located entirely in the flood plain of Bear Branch and major construction activity will occur along the sewer line, access to the sewer line will be along and through residental areas and behind homes. The project extends from Kuykendhal Road close to Bear Branch Reservoir to the Bear Branch Sports Fields ending at the SJRA Waste Water Treatment Plant off Research Forest Dr.
The project will require a temporary staging area in the parking lot of Bear Branch Sports Fields. SJRA has rights to a utility easement through the sports fields and parking lot (location of the sewer line), but will need a temporary access agreement to stage the equipment necessary for the rehabilitation work. Such agreement will be presented to the Township Board of Directors for consideration at a future meeting.
SJRA is highly sensitive to public safety, resident impact, sport fields schedules, construction noise, odor and traffic. SJRA staff has provided Township staff the opportunity to review the preliminary project plans and schedule for comments and have hosted meetings for project updates. SJRA intends to provide a public information campaign and notifications prior to any construction activity.
SJRA representatives will present information about the project to the Board of Directors at the January 23, 2019, Board of Directors meeting.