Wastewater Treatment Plant Update

City of Kyle Engineering Department – Project Update and FAQ’s

Project: KYLE Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

Physical Address: 941 New Bridge Drive

Summary: The Kyle Wastewater Treatment Expansion project increases the capacity of the current 3.0 million gallons per day facility to a 4.5 million gallon per day capacity treatment facility.

Timeline: Construction activity started April 13, 2020 and included the following activities:

  • Contractor site assessment
  • Access road preparation from Heidenreich Lane to City of Kyle plant site
  • Site clearing for contractors’ trailers, light and heavy equipment storage, PEC electrical connections, temporary water and wastewater services

Contractor: Archer Western Contractors, LLC

Contact info for questions/concerns:

Yvonne Gil-Vallejo, Project Manager,

713-213-2328

ygilvallejo@cityofkyle.com

For updates on this and other CIP projects visit https://www.cityofkyle.com/cityengineer/city-kyle-capital-improvement-projects-cip-updates

FAQ

  • Where will workers access the site and where will they park?
    • Contractor access will be from an entrance located on Heidenreich Lane. The contractor and their crews will park all vehicles on property where the wastewater treatment plant is being expanded.
  • Will the existing plant remain open during construction?
    • The Kyle wastewater treatment plant will remain open and operation throughout the construction phase
  • When will the work be completed?
    • Per the construction contract the contractor will be allowed to work Monday through Friday between 7am to 6pm. The contractor may request to extend the number of workdays or work hours and will be considered before being allowed to do so. Construction will take 650 days to complete.

Background:

The City of Kyle owns and operates the Kyle Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) which was purchased from Aqua Texas in 2015. The facility is located at 941 New Bridge Drive. The existing plants have a combined rated capacity of 3.0 million gallons per day (MGD) and discharges its treated effluent to Plum Creek. The two existing WWTPs were put into operation in 2000 and 2006.  The WWTP saw an average daily flow above 75 percent of its current rated capacity for over three consecutive months. In response, the City initiated engineering and financial planning for expansion of the plant per Texas Administrative Code (TAC), 30 TAC§305.126(a).  The Kyle WWTP expansion project will increase the plant’s capacity from a permitted average daily flow (ADF) of 3.0 MGD to an ADF of 4.5 MGD.  The WWTP expansion project includes headworks (screening and influent pumping), secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, and solids management (digestion) facilities to meet the 4.5 MGD discharge permit and residuals disposal requirements.

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