The MacArthur Pump Station was initially built in the 1950s. That facility included four pumps and one, five million gallon concrete ground storage tank. The facility was also the original delivery point of treated water from the City of Dallas.
Below is the original site plan for the facility.
Additional pumps and tanks were built to provide water to south and west Irving as the city grew. Much of the equipment was over forty years old and reached the end of its useful life.
In order to increase the capacity and improve the reliability of the facility, the existing pump station and concrete tank was demolished and the new MacArthur Pump Station took its place.
The new MacArthur Pump Station has a pocket park in front of it with a demonstration garden of drought tolerant native plants. The park is dedicated to the late Dr. George Susat. Dr. Susat's service to Irving included the Irving City Council from 1990-1998, where he served as mayor pro tem, and led in areas of recycling, beautification, water resources, landfill operations and parks.