Avenue G Pump Station Improvements
Project Description: The existing Avenue G Pump Station was built in 1955, requiring modifications to modernize operations utilizing new variable speed pumps and increasing the station’s capacity to meet additional demands from industrial development in the City’s SE Industrial Park. The improved Avenue G Pump Station will contain six pumps with provisions for a future pump, making it the largest within the City’s distribution system, with a firm capacity of 17.5 MGD.
As part of the preliminary design of this project, KPA ran various analysis to measure the existing stations’ flow rate, total dynamic head, and elevated storage tank levels. Based on the data collected, KPA Engineers recommended and presented improvements and opinions of probable costs to the City. The City also contracted with KPA to move forward with the final design of a new stand-alone pump station adjacent to the existing pump station while converting the abandoned pump station building for storage.
Throughout the design phase of this project, KPA conducted ground scans and aerial mapping using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and combined the results to produce a 3D model of the current Pump Station. The 3D model allowed access to the project site by the display of a computer screen, increasing efficiency and accuracy during the project design phase.
Scope of Services: Preliminary Civil, Structural, and Electrical Design, Coordination with ONCOR, Geotechnical Investigation, Final Design, Topographic Surveys, Bidding Services, and Construction Administration.
Construction Cost: $8 Million