The City of Navasota is in need of some additional water storage.
Director of Utilities Jennifer Reyna spoke at Monday’s City council meeting about the issue.
“Right now, the city water system is operating at maximum capacity. We are currently serving a little over 3,100 connections. We are sized at this time to serve 3,200 customers, so we are right at that limit of storage capacity,” said Reyna.
So, the solution is building an additional elevated storage tank and water plant, which was presented for engineering services at the meeting.
City Manager Jason Weeks say while they are under the threshold right now, that is going to change quickly.
“We have approximately 1,000 homes slated to be coming in. We have another 200 out at Pecan Lakes, another 400 could be added out at Heritage Meadows, and another 400 on the east side. So, that is 1,000 new connections right off the bat,” said Weeks.
The engineering services would be with Bleyl, in an amount not to exceed 350,000. Weeks says about half a million dollars in ARPA Funds received last summer will help potentially pay for the cost of those services.
Council approved the agreement with Bleyl, with no timetable on when the new storage facility would be under construction.