Irving/DFW Airport Water Line Relocation

The City of Dallas owns and operates a 48-inch diameter steel water transmission pipeline within the City of Irving, between Belt Line Road and the Hackberry Pump Station, 8500 Ranchview Drive. Water is pumped through the pipe from the City of Dallas Elm Fork Water Treatment Plant in Carrollton to serve DFW International Airport, Irving and the Cypress Waters development in Dallas.

The water main was constructed within a 20-foot easement in 1972 across open rural fields. Since that time, the area around the water main has significantly developed. Housing has been built adjacent to and across the easement, complicating access to operate and maintain the pipeline in its current location without potential impacts to the structural integrity of the pipeline and private property improvements. In 2017, an engineering consultant for the City of Dallas recommended relocating a portion of the pipeline to public right-of-way. The project has been designed in coordination with the City of Irving and is now ready for construction. 

Project Scope

  • 3,140 feet of new 48- and 30-inch pipe to be installed in Ranchview Drive and Ranch Trail.
  • 2,100 feet of existing 48-inch pipe to be decommissioned in place.
  • Bonded and insured contractor: Ark Contracting Services, LLC
  • Dallas will release claim to existing easements within relocated area after construction.

Project Timeline

  • Jan. 26, 2021 | Construction Start Community Meeting
  • March 2021 | Contractor mobilized in the area.
  • August 2021 | Water line installation approximately 12 percent complete
  • January 2022 | Water line installation approximately 72 percent complete
  • December 2022 | Hydrostatic Pressure and Leak Detection Testing
  • Fall 2023 | Project complete

Jan. 26, 2021 Meeting Presentation

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Project Info

Status: Active
Phase: Construction
Construction Timeline: February 2021 - Fall 2023
Location: Ranch Trail and Ranchview Drive  

Project Contacts

Erick Steitle
Dallas Water Utilities Project Manager
P: (214) 948-4248
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Steve Pettit, P.E.
Assistant Director, Irving Water Utilities
P: (972) 721-3538
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Project Documents