Water Well No. 5

New City Water Well Construction

Working to Make Our City Safer & Better for Today and for the Future

The Mayor, City Council, Staff and Consulting Team have been working over the past years to continue to develop and fund an overall rehabilitation and replacement plan for the City’s Water Production System.  The construction of Water Well No. 5 is currently under construction at Bunker Hill Elementary School as part of this plan.

Water Well No. 2, located at City Hall, failed in 2018 and was not recommended to be repaired.  This well was drilled in 1961.  The City had three other water wells working.  These wells combined with water from the City of Houston continue to be available to provide the needed water to our residents and non-residential customers.

The recommended location for the new water well was Bunker Hill Elementary School.  The Mayor and Staff worked with the school district as the new school was planned for reconstructed.  The City was able to acquire land through an interlocal agreement approved by the Spring Branch Independent School District School Board.    In addition, the City Council approved funding the Well and Transmission Line Project in the City’s Capital Improvements Program for 2020, 2021 and 2022.  This included the issuance of debt for approximately $5 Million and $1.2 Million in cash.

The City worked with Bunker Hill Elementary School Reconstruction Team to develop a schedule for construction to ensure the School’s priorities would be met.  The following schedule is currently underway and planned for completion (weather permitting): 

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The New Water Well No. 5 is approximately 1120 feet deep into the Evangeline Aquifer.  The City is permitted to pump up to 180-Million Gallons of Water per Year in aggregate of all 4 City Water Wells.  The City contracts with the City of Houston for 50% of the City’s Water Usage to meet the requirements of the Houston Galveston Subsidence District.  The City’s Water System is rated SUPERIOR by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 

Water Well No. 5 will replace the well that was abandoned as part of the City’s existing permit.  Water Well No. 5 will provide water service to the residents of Bunker Hill Village for the next 50 years and more.  Continuation of the rehabilitation of the City’s other water wells will take place over time.