The purpose of the Luce Bayou Interbasin Transfer Project (LBITP) is to provide additional surface water supplies to end users that utilize water from Lake Houston.  Additional surface water supplies will be transferred from the Trinity River to Lake Houston via the LBITP to meet the increased demand for surface water.  There are currently no conveyance facilities to provide raw Trinity River water to the Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP), which treats water from Lake Houston. The NEWPP is vital in providing treated surface water City of Houston customers  and previous studies have shown that Lake Houston and NEWPP cannot meet future demands at their current capacity. Transfer of additional raw water supplies to Lake Houston and future expansion of treatment capacity at the NEWPP is required to allow for the mandatory conversion from groundwater to surface water. The LBITP will provide the additional raw water resources necessary to satisfy these demands. The COH holds permits to divert raw water at a maximum rate of 775 cubic feet per second (CFS) (approximately 500 million gallons per day [MGD]) from the Capers Ridge site to Lake Houston. The Certificates of Adjudication are numbered 08-4261 and 08-4261B.

The LBITP includes the Capers Ridge Pump Station (CRPS) located on the Trinity River in Liberty County, 3 miles of Dual 96-inch Diameter Pipelines, and 23.5 miles of earthen Canal System.  The pump station will be located on the Trinity River. The pipeline will extend west southwest approximately 3 miles along a geological ridge (Capers Ridge). The pipeline will then outfall into the sedimentation basin at the start of the canal. The canal will outfall into the lower reaches of Luce Bayou, which flows into the northeastern corner of Lake Houston.

The LBITP is required to be completely designed, constructed and in Operation by June 2019.  The estimated cost of LBITP is $351 Million.