Mayor Sylvester Turner Joins HPW & Partners to Celebrate $1.7 Billion Project Milestone
December 13, 2023
On December 11, 2023, City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Houston Public Works and other water provider organizations for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the newly operational Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) Expansion.
The multi-year construction project began in 2017 and has the capacity to provide Houstonians with over 400 million gallons of clean drinking water daily. The plant expansion is equipped with a state-of-the-art intake pump system located approximately 900 feet from the shore of Lake Houston.
“Eight years ago, the City of Houston joined with four regional water authorities to invest over $1.7 billion to build what would become the largest public works water construction project in the nation,” said City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. "The Northeast Water Purification Plant is an essential part of our city's infrastructure and growing resilience to the effects of climate change.”
"The Northeast Water Purification Plant is a testament to our commitment to providing quality drinking water for our citizens," said Houston Public Works Director Carol Haddock. “By increasing the City’s capacity to treat surface water and reducing dependence on groundwater, the project helps mitigate the risks associated with ground subsidence, such as increased flooding, damage to our roads, and other infrastructure issues.”
For this project, the City of Houston partnered with the North Harris County Regional Water Authority, the West Harris County Regional Water Authority, the North Fort Bend Water Authority, the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority, the Texas Water Development Board, and many others.
The Northeast Water Purification Plant is located at 12550 Water Works Way in Humble, Texas.