Since the 1970s, Carbon Road Pump Station has provided service for West Irving residents, who make up nearly a third of the city’s population. The facility at Belt Line and Carbon roads is currently under design in order to increase its pumping capacity from 25 million to 33 million gallons of water per day.
|Existing Carbon Road Pump Station facility.||Artist rendering of proposed new pump station.|
The facility is the oldest running Water Utilities station in Irving and the existing equipment is outdated. The pumps and motors are outside and have deteriorated due to exposure to sun, rain, heat and cold. The building is small, and it is difficult to maintain the valves, piping and electrical equipment inside. The existing facility will be demolished, and a larger building will be constructed with modern equipment located inside and protected from the elements.
The city is planning to enhance the pump station’s outward appearance — pulling aesthetics from surrounding neighborhoods, as well as other Irving water distribution facilities. With design currently underway, construction is expected to begin by the end of 2022. The facility is scheduled to open in 2024.
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