Construction on the new Carbon Road Pump Station is expected to begin by early spring. The $38 million facility will be built behind the 4 million- and 5-million-gallon ground storage tanks off Carbon Road and State Highway 161.
The current station, which was built in the 1970s, is the oldest running Water Utilities facility. The pump station serves the west side of Irving and is nearing the end of its useful life. The new facility will increase its capacity from 25 million- to 33 million-gallons of water per day and will operate with more efficiency and redundancy in mind, so that if one pump goes down, another pump is ready to serve as a backup.
As the city continues to grow and evolve, so too does its infrastructure. The city has replaced many of its original facilities and added new ones as Irving has grown throughout the decades, including the recent construction of a ground storage tank at the Northgate Pump Station, as well as the Urban Center Lift Station near Lake Carolyn.
The Carbon Road Pump Station project is part of the Water Utilities Department’s master plan. Those projects are planned many years in advance to ensure the city’s systems are meeting the needs of today, while also meeting the demands of tomorrow.
Construction on the project is estimated to take 2.5 years to complete — with a tentative opening in 2026.
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