The City of Keller (the City) currently receives its water supply from the City of Fort Worth. Approximately 35% of that water supply is delivered through the Alta Vista Pump Station (AVPS). The City cannot meet its regular water demands without the AVPS, but the pump station is currently undersized based on the City’s growth and need. The City has determined that the AVPS will be the primary facility for expanding future water supplies, as delivered from the City of Fort Worth, and will likely expand to account for up to 60% of the City’s overall water needs. The AVPS is currently undersized for these potential demands, especially considering the peaks in demand during a dry Texas summer.
The City is procuring this project to expand the AVPS’s pumping capacity to 18 million gallons per day (18 MGD) to meet its current and future needs. The project includes the construction of a new 18 MGD pump station, demolition of the existing pump station, and the associated construction phasing and sequencing to maintain existing operations along with ancillary facilities. In addition, improvements to the existing facilities are needed to improve safety, reliability and functionality.
We are excited to have pursued this City of Keller project and help to earn a key win with the Felix team. Preconstruction for this project is slated to start in November, 2017.