Name: Arkansas Transfer Pump Station
Location: Arlington, TX
Owner: City of Arlington
Architect/Engineer: Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Everyone wants to be prepared in case of an emergency. That’s why the city of Arlington, Texas—the 50th largest city in the U.S. with a steadily increasing population—decided to build a booster pump station capable of transferring drinking water from the city’s lower pressure plane to the upper pressure plane during emergency situations. Built as a supplement to an existing pump station, the work included installation of new vertical turbine pumps, a meter vault, a backup generator, a new pump station and related piping, electrical and instrumentation. The new pump can handle up to 7 million gallons per day, ensuring there will always be enough water to go around.