Sabine River Pump Station Project
- Pump Station
Initial plans for the Sabine River Pump Station Project began in 2011 to ensure a more reliable water supply for Sabine River Authority of Texas’s (SRA) customers. The existing pump station was over 85 years old and had been experiencing electrical and mechanical equipment failures, which caused the loss of 50% of its original pumping capacity. Two of the four original pumps failed and replacement parts were no longer available.
As a solution, Garney constructed a new pump station and pipeline to provide a modernized pumping facility located on the main stem of the Texas side of the Sabine River, ensuring a more reliable water supply for SRA’s customers. The main components of this project included constructing a new 85 million gallon per day (MGD) pump station and intake, electrical building, flow meter, generator, fuel yard, seven miles of 66-inch raw water pipeline, tunnels, and check and discharge structures that convey water from the new pump station to the existing Gulf Coast Canal System.
Although this project team was thrown many challenges such as tropical storms, winter storms, and hurricanes, they prevailed and the project reached completion in June 2021.