This project is the phase III of the Padre Island Water Supply program. This program involves the construction of a new 18-inch diameter water transmission main, 8-inch diameter natural gas line, and a 4-inch diameter Municipal Information System (MIS) conduit from Laguna Shores Road to Padre Island to the Sand Dollar Pumping Station.
These new utility services are critical to meet the current and future demands for Padre Island and surrounding communities. Currently, the water service is a single transmission line that cannot be maintained for maintenance or repairs. The second transmission line allows better reliability and reduced maintenance and repair costs. Currently, the City provides natural gas feed to the Padre Island community through the pipeline of a third party. This new gas line will provide a more reliable and cost-effective solution.
Construction is scheduled to start in September 2017, and complete in February 2018.