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Update on Water Line Break at Research Forest and Technology Forest

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October 3, 2019 update provided by San Jacinto River Authority:

SJRA, its contractors, and Montgomery County Precinct 3 continue to inspect and repair the area. We realize this is a slow process and an immense inconvenience for everyone who drives in the area. Repairing a water line and a major thoroughfare is a large-scale project that requires a detailed process to ensure the work is done PROPERLY and SAFELY. Thank you Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s Office (Precinct 3) engineers for your assistance and cooperation. Thank you Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson and Montgomery County Constable Ryan Gable for traffic control.


  • Uncover affected area after Tropical Storm Imelda (COMPLETED);
  • Dewater the area (COMPLETED);
  • Remove bank sand from around the pipe (COMPLETED);
  • Install a new section of pipe (COMPLETED);
  • Hydrotest the new pipe (COMPLETED);
  • Backfill the affected area; (in process)
  • Remove remaining pavement; (to begin tomorrow, October 4)
  • Re-pave the affected area; and
  • Coordination with Precinct 3 to reopen the eastbound side.

Precinct 3 operates and maintains the roads in The Woodlands. SJRA is working closely with Precinct 3 to repair the affected area. Concrete can take approximately 6-7 days of dry weather to cure before being opened safely to traffic. Drivers will see traffic control and reduced activity during this time.

“We will continue to post updates on social media. Thank you again, for working with us to ensure the safety of the community.”

Source: San Jacinto River Authority