Distribution & Collection
The Distribution & Collection division continues to forge ahead in its effort to provide quality service to the citizens of Pharr. The division has taken the rein by looking at future projects and “in-house” projects.
One of the “in-house” projects is to upgrade the 2” waterlines that are in the old-town site. The upgrads of these water lines will provide ample water pressure to these areas, plus upsizing these water lines will allow the department to install much needed fire hydrants in those areas. By doing these projects “in-house” the city will save significant amount of expense by not having to hire an outside contractor.
The rehabilitation of the City’s sewer collection system and lift stations are in the final engineering design stages. The project will consist of eliminating 10 lift stations and substituting those lift stations with main trunk lines. The design will be completed in August 2006, but needs to be certified by Border Environment Cooperation Commission before any bidding can occur. The process takes around 3 to 4 months, so advertisement for construction should go out in February and construction should start late March or early April of 2007. The project will overhaul many areas that have sanitary sewer overflows. The $43,000,000 project is based on to serve today’s citizens and future citizens for the next 30 years. The goal has always been to streamline the sewer collection system to provide more efficient flow to the wastewater treatment plant. Over 20 public presentetions on this project were completed at various schools and community organizations and over 200 residents attended the first public hearing in support of this $43 million project.