The Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project (NEWPP) is an expansion of the existing 80 million-gallons-per-day (MGD) plant by 320 MGD through the construction of a new plant (Plant 2) adjacent to the existing facilities. The 320 MGD expansion will be constructed within the property boundaries of the existing 152-acre treatment plant site.
The expansion is being undertaken by the City of Houston in order to provide additional treated water capacity for the City and the four Authorities that will participate in the Project in accordance with the Second Supplement to the Water Supply Contracts between the City and each Authority. The treated water capacity supplied by the Project will help the City and Authorities meet area water demands and the requirements of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District and Fort Bend Subsidence
District that restrict groundwater usage.