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Luce Bayou Project Construction 2018

Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project

A new alliance of regional water providers have teamed up to initiate the Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project with the capacity to bring raw water from the Trinity River to Lake Houston and the city’s northeast Water Purification Plant. The partners include the City of Houston, North Harris County Regional Water Authority, West Harris County Regional Water Authority, Central Harris County Regional Water Authority, North Fort Bend Water Authority, and the Coastal Water Authority.

The NHCRWA would like to thank the Coastal Water Authority for making the video above available to the Authority.

NE Water Plant Expansion Rendering

Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion

In anticipation of additional water from the Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project, the regional water authorities and the City of Houston, forged a partnership to accomplish an expansion of the Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP), with each paying it’s fair share of the costs. This multi-billion dollar project, to be completed in phases over the next six to nine years, will increase the treatment capacity from the current 80 million gallons a day, to 400 million gallons a day. The expansion project is considered to be the largest design-build project of it’s kind underway in the US today.

Click here for more information on the Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion construction project.

In addition to the cost of purchasing the surface water from the City of Houston, there are shared transmission, operations, and maintenance expenses to be paid.

Click here for information on the NHCWA Water Distribution and Transmission System