On December 11, 2023, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the near completion of Phase I of the Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) Expansion in Houston. This event was attended by Director Rowell, President of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority, along with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, officials from Houston Public Works, and representatives from the Texas Water Development Board and other regional water authorities.
The construction of the NEWPP Expansion, which began in 2017, has culminated in a significant enhancement to the water supply infrastructure for the greater Houston area. The expanded facility, once completed, will have the capacity to provide over 400 million gallons of clean drinking water daily. Phase I will add 80 million gallons per day of treated surface water capacity to the plant.
The project was a collaborative initiative involving the North Harris County Regional Water Authority, the City of Houston, the West Harris County Regional Water Authority, the North Fort Bend Water Authority, and the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority. The Northeast Water Purification Plant is located at 12550 Water Works Way in Humble, Texas.