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Posted on: January 18, 2021

City Wide Drainage Study


In 2019, the City authorized the completion of a Citywide Drainage Modeling Study that evaluated and modeled existing conditions of the City's drainage system. The results indicated that the majority of the City has limited drainage capacity. The City is now taking action to improve the storm sewer system.

To view the survey map, click here!
To learn more about the City Wide Drainage Study, click here!

1/29/2021: The City of West University Place has initiated the preliminary engineering of the streets and drainage improvements in West U. The City has contracted with Cobb, Fendley and Associates Inc., to perform the initial phase of surveying and performing geotechnical work sampling on the west side of town. Residents may notice utility line location paint in their yards or sidewalks. Work will begin February 3rd on Community Dr. and progress east towards Auden St. and will take approximately 3 months to complete.   
Should you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Assistant Public Works Director Danny Cameron at 713-662-5846 or at

2/5/2021: MBCO Engineering, LLC is scheduled to perform surveying on the East side of town beginning February 8th (weather pending). Work will begin on the east end of University Boulevard at Kirby Drive and work west towards Buffalo Speedway. Upon completion of University Blvd, crews will start Wakeforst Avenue at Duke Street at the south end of the project and work north toward Plumb St. Work will continue on the west end of Rice and Wakeforest and head east towards Kirby Drive followed lastly at Duke and Wakeforest Avenue and head west to Buffalo Speedway. 

In Addition to the survey work, Geotest Engineering Inc., will be performing geotechnical work sampling concurrently. 

Estimated Timeline:
February 8 - April 10: Survey work by MBCO Engineering, LLC
February 8 - Februarry 10: Geotechnical work sampling by Geotest Engineering, Inc. 

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