Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project

Ravi Kaleyatodi, P.E., Senior Assistant Director

Ravi Kaleyatodi imageThe City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) expansion project is led by Ravi Kaleyatodi, P.E., Senior Assistant Director. The project consists of two design-build phases to expand the plant’s capacity from 80 million gallons per day (MGD) to 400 MGD by 2024. The expansion project will help the City and water authorities meet water demands, and fulfill requirements by the Harris-Galveston and Fort Bend Subsidence Districts that restrict groundwater usage.

Construction on the $1.35 billion project is expected to begin in the fall of 2017. Four partner agencies involved in the project will share portions of the cost and they include: North Harris County Regional Water Authority, Central Harris County Regional Water Authority, West Harris County Regional Water Authority and North Fort Bend Water Authority.

The City will administer and oversee the project, and it is responsible for the planning, design and construction of the project.

Key project aspects include:

  • Design and construction of a new water facility that includes an intake and a pumping and conveyance system.
  • Construction of treatment facilities with a combined maximum water capacity of 320 MGD.
  • Construct electrical supply facilities and a new electrical substation.
  • Build a high service pump station and ground storage tanks.

The design-builder on the project is the Houston Waterworks Team, which is a joint venture between CH2M and CDMSmith.
 

NEWPP Expansion Project Rendering, February 2017