State-of-the-art stormwater pumps to enhance flood protection in Dallas

State-of-the-art stormwater pumps to enhance flood protection in Dallas

Did someone forget to turn the off faucet?

Drivers may have noticed a giant geyser near downtown on Tuesday. Dallas Trinity Watershed Management was testing its newest water pumps which will help reduce flood risk in the city.

The Able Pump Station, located on 615 S. Riverfront Boulevard, currently has two pumps serving the community: Small Able and Large Able. The combined capacity of these pump stations is 220,000 Gallons Per Minute (gpm). The four new concrete volute pumps have a combined pumping capacity of approximately 880,000 gpm.

“Just one of the new pumps equal the capacity of the two original stations, said Sarah Standifer, director of Trinity Watershed Management, “so this doubles the pumping capacity for Able Pump Station.”

The local pumps are highly reliable because of its sustained efficiency and resistance to corrosion.

The 23,228-square-foot Dallas Able Pump Station is scheduled for completion in Spring 2019.

 

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