Dallas Testing New Stormwater Pump Station

Austin York
June 07, 2018 - 5:33 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - If you see a geyser of water shooting into the sky this week near downtown Dallas, don't be alarmed. 

The city is testing the first two pumps installed at the new Able Stormwater Pump Station, which is under construction near the Houston and Jefferson street bridges on Riverfront Blvd. 

During this week's tests, millions of gallons of water will be sucked back into the system, recycled and repumped. Officials say no water will be wasted. 

City officials say they got plenty of calls asking whether the office knew about a broken water main earlier in the week. 

Dallas' pump stations protect about $13.7 billion worth of homes and businesses from flooding along the Trinity River. 

The testing will continue through Thursday and possible Friday.​