Projects Currently Underway
Doe Branch Water Reclamation Plant: Phase 3 Expansion
A growing number of people and businesses in northeastern Denton County and Western Collin County require more wastewater treatment. Based on projections, UTRWD is adding capacity to the Doe Branch Plant to meet the future needs of the City of Celina, Mustang Special Utility District, Town of Prosper and Denton County Fresh Water Supply District No. 10 (Artesia).
The Phase 2 expansion (to 4.0 million gallons per day (MGD)) is wrapping up. UTRWD plans to begin initial design and engineering for Phase 3 to increase treatment capacity to 8.0 MGD. The total cost for Phase 3 is estimated at $40 million, including design, construction, and other related costs. In FY 2022, $6 million has been allotted to complete the Phase 2 expansion, and $500,000 has been allotted to begin Phase 3 design and engineering work.
Peninsula Water Reclamation Plant Expansion
Growth and development also continue south of U.S. Hwy 380 along FM 720 and Naylor Road, generally in the peninsula arm of Lewisville Lake. UTRWD is currently expanding its Peninsula Water Reclamation Plant from 0.94 million gallons per day (MGD) to 2.0 MGD to treat wastewater from these additional residents and businesses. The expanded plant will serve the Mustang Special Utility District.
Construction is underway and expected to take several years to complete. The project’s total cost is estimated to be approximately $22.4 million, with $15 million budgeted for FY 2022.
Swisher Road Odor Control Improvements
UTRWD is currently working on upgrades that will reduce odors from UTRWD’s major wastewater pipe along Swisher Road near Lakeview Regional Water Reclamation Plant. We plan to replace and upgrade fittings and appurtenances at various locations along the pipe. Our goal is to provide a better experience for nearby residents and commuters traveling along the roadway. Funding of $2.3 million has been appropriated for FY 2022.
TxDOT Relocation Project
Roadway expansions continue throughout our service area as the population grows. Generally, UTRWD infrastructure is located in private easements out of public rights-of-way. However, UTRWD is relocating infrastructure to accommodate TxDOT road expansions along U.S. Hwy 380. The estimated project cost for the design and construction of wastewater pipeline relocations is approximately $4.6 million, with $3 million budgeted for FY 2022.