The Luce Bayou project was resurrected for two reasons: One, of course, was the need to set the wheels in motion to secure more water for future generations; and the other involves the not uncomplicated matter of weaning Harris County water providers and users off groundwater. Ripley said the recently completed project mirrors the water demand, which has shifted to north and the west over the years.

After breaking ground on the project in October 2016, construction started immediately on the Capers Ridge Pump Station and the canal’s first segment. The entire project – pump station, canal, and pipelines was completed on time and on budget, and celebrated by a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 15, 2021.