Walcrest Pump Station

Walcrest Pump Station Put into service in 1956, the current Walcrest facility directly serves more than 200,000 Dallas area residents.

Operating as usual

08/14/2020

Dallas Water Utilities is pleased to announce an accelerated schedule for the Walcrest Pump Station & Reservoir project, in spite of COVID-19 and unrelated contractor delays. Heavy construction at the site is winding down, and the new pump station has been operating successfully since December 2019. As we shift our focus from construction to landscaping, we’d like to thank our neighbors for your patience and input throughout this process. Walcrest is one of the largest redevelopment projects in the history of DWU and serves a critical role in the community. Our expectation is that the nearly completed facility will dependably serve Dallas residents for decades to come.

The updated timeline of major project milestones is as follows:

August 2020 – Bid landscaping
Winter 2020-2021 – Construction completed
Spring 2021 – Landscaping begins
Fall 2021 – Landscaping completed

Traffic controls are expected to remain in place for the project’s duration. To view Walcrest’s current traffic control plan, click here: http://walcrest.org/home-page/updated-traffic-control-plan/

DWU is excited to announce that, after a brief delay due to performance issues, the contractor has resumed construction ...
02/04/2020

DWU is excited to announce that, after a brief delay due to performance issues, the contractor has resumed construction on the Walcrest Pump Station & Reservoir. Heavy construction has also recommenced, including concrete work around the pump station. As such, traffic controls have been reinstated, indefinitely closing the right lane of northbound Hillcrest Road, from Walnut Hill Lane to Aberdeen Avenue, each weekday. This closure is a required safety precaution to protect passing traffic and pedestrians from heavy construction equipment entering and leaving the site. The updated traffic control plan can be viewed below or at www.walcrest.org.

In addition, we’re pleased to report that the new pump station is up and running as of December 2019. Dallas Water Utilities will decommission and turn over the original pump station (pictured below) to the contractor for demolition in the coming weeks so construction on the second water storage reservoir can proceed. For more construction updates, please visit http://walcrest.org/construction-updates/.

Neighbors, please be aware that the right lane of northbound Hillcrest Road from Walnut Hill Lane to Aberdeen Avenue wil...
01/13/2020
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Neighbors, please be aware that the right lane of northbound Hillcrest Road from Walnut Hill Lane to Aberdeen Avenue will be closed for two weeks, beginning today, for underground utility work. Please drive courteously and obey all traffic controls. For more Walcrest construction updates, visit www.walcrest.org.

09/19/2019

Please be advised that the Walcrest Pump Station and Reservoir project is delayed. The approximate timeline is as follows:

Fall 2021 – Complete construction
Winter/Spring 2021 – Bid landscaping
Spring 2022 – Complete landscaping

Please note, these dates are subject to change.

Our expectation is that the Walcrest facility, when completed to DWU’s standards, will dependably serve Dallas residents for decades to come. We will continue to keep you updated through our project website and social media channels as the contractor and their team take the steps needed to allow us to accept their work on behalf of you, our customers.

For additional information on these recent developments, please visit our FAQ page: http://walcrest.org/service-area/

#DidYouKnow: The completed Walcrest reservoir structure will use 25,000 cubic yards of reinforced concrete? That’s enoug...
08/27/2019

#DidYouKnow: The completed Walcrest reservoir structure will use 25,000 cubic yards of reinforced concrete? That’s enough to fill 2,500 mixer trucks and pave approximately eight miles of a residential neighborhood street! For more Walcrest facts, visit www.walcrest.org.

We’re excited to announce that construction work along Aberdeen Avenue and Airline Road has been completed early! All tr...
08/13/2019

We’re excited to announce that construction work along Aberdeen Avenue and Airline Road has been completed early! All traffic controls have been removed, clearing the way for back-to-school traffic from our friends over at Hillcrest High School (Dallas). Check out these pictures of the newly completed sidewalk, and visit www.walcrest.org for more construction updates.

At Walcrest, we’re proud to be part of a community that values opportunities to learn and grow. Last week, a group of ci...
08/09/2019

At Walcrest, we’re proud to be part of a community that values opportunities to learn and grow. Last week, a group of citizens and interns from DWU and the project's contractor got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Walcrest Pump Station and Reservoir to learn more about the facility and the inner workings of municipal engineering projects. We had a blast showing them around! For more Walcrest updates, visit www.walcrest.org.

07/19/2019

#DidYouKnow: The new Walcrest pumps will operate approximately 30% more efficiently than the existing pumps? In addition to correcting hydraulic inefficiencies, upgrades to the Walcrest facility will improve operational flexibility and enhance water quality for the community for decades to come. For more Walcrest facts, visit Walcrest.org.

06/26/2019

Neighbors should be advised that the construction activities along Aberdeen Avenue and Airline Road mentioned in our previous post will begin TOMORROW. This roadwork will cause traffic to be narrowed to a one-lane, two-way road with sidewalk closures. Please drive carefully and obey all traffic controls. For more construction updates, please visit walcrest.org.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: At the end of June, roadwork will begin along Aberdeen Avenue and Airline Road, causing traffic to be na...
06/24/2019

TRAFFIC UPDATE: At the end of June, roadwork will begin along Aberdeen Avenue and Airline Road, causing traffic to be narrowed to a one-lane, two-way road with sidewalk closures. A majority of the work will take place on Aberdeen Avenue, but some areas of Airline Road near the intersection will also be affected. Please drive courteously and follow all traffic controls. For more traffic updates, visit www.walcrest.org.

Schools out and summer is here! Congrats to our neighbors @Hillcrest High School (Dallas) on another successful year. Si...
06/03/2019
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Schools out and summer is here! Congrats to our neighbors @Hillcrest High School (Dallas) on another successful year. Since Walcrest is all about providing clean and abundant water to our community, we want to remind everyone to stay hydrated during these hot months. Data from @Dallas Water Utilities shows that dehydration cases spike during the summer, so it’s very important to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. For more water facts, visit https://dallascityhall.com/departments/waterutilities/.

Happy Memorial Day weekend from Dallas Water Utilities! We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with family and fr...
05/24/2019

Happy Memorial Day weekend from Dallas Water Utilities! We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends.

Despite the recent rain, lots of progress is still being made at the Walcrest site. As you can see in this photo, a grea...
05/16/2019

Despite the recent rain, lots of progress is still being made at the Walcrest site. As you can see in this photo, a great deal of concrete has been poured for the columns and roof of the reservoir’s second cell. For more photo updates, visit walcrest.org.

The Walcrest Pump Station keeps looking better and better! Like the new red paint on the columns? We did that so the fin...
04/24/2019

The Walcrest Pump Station keeps looking better and better! Like the new red paint on the columns? We did that so the finished design will match our neighbors over at Hillcrest High School (Dallas) – see the resemblance? For more photo updates, visit www.walcrest.org.

We’re so proud of the progress that’s being made on Cell 2 of the Walcrest reservoir! In these pictures, crews are insta...
04/10/2019

We’re so proud of the progress that’s being made on Cell 2 of the Walcrest reservoir! In these pictures, crews are installing heavy steel rebar to form the Cell’s floor. For more photo updates, visit www.walcrest.org.

Check out our latest progress at the Walcrest facility! In this below-ground picture, you can see the interior of the pu...
03/27/2019

Check out our latest progress at the Walcrest facility! In this below-ground picture, you can see the interior of the pump station is ready to be commissioned – another big step towards our project completion! For more photo updates, visit our website at www.walcrest.org.

Talk about an upgrade! Check out the rendering of what the completed Walcrest facility will look like compared to the cu...
03/12/2019

Talk about an upgrade! Check out the rendering of what the completed Walcrest facility will look like compared to the current pump house built in 1956. We know our neighbors will be blown away by the finished product! Follow updates at www.walcrest.org.

#DidYouKnow that the updated Walcrest pump station & reservoir will directly serve more than 200,000 area residents and ...
02/28/2019
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#DidYouKnow that the updated Walcrest pump station & reservoir will directly serve more than 200,000 area residents and support a system serving 850,000 within the Dallas community? That’s a lot of people depending on our system, so we want to make sure the updated facility meets the highest possible standards. For more Walcrest progress updates, visit www.walcrest.org.

Have you ever wondered how safe your drinking water is? Well, City of Dallas Water Utilities doesn’t wonder - they know....
02/07/2019
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Have you ever wondered how safe your drinking water is? Well, City of Dallas Water Utilities doesn’t wonder - they know. DWU tests Dallas’ water supply 40,000 to 50,000 times every month, including tests for many more chemicals than government standards require. A good portion of this water will eventually be stored within the upgraded Walcrest reservoir. For a free water quality test, call DWU at 311, and for more information on the Walcrest project, visit www.walcrest.org.

#DidYouKnow that the original Walcrest pump station and reservoir were put into service in 1956? A lot has changed in Da...
01/28/2019
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#DidYouKnow that the original Walcrest pump station and reservoir were put into service in 1956? A lot has changed in Dallas since then, but the upgraded Walcrest facility will provide greater efficiency, operational flexibility and enhanced water quality for the community for decades to come. For more history on the Walcrest project, visit www.walcrest.org.

New year, new progress! Check out the recently completed sidewalk near the Walcrest construction site. These before-and-...
01/15/2019

New year, new progress! Check out the recently completed sidewalk near the Walcrest construction site. These before-and-after photos are great visuals for just how far Walcrest has come! For more construction photos and updates, please visit www.walcrest.org.

Welcome back from winter break, Dallas Hillcrest High School students! The time off was certainly well-deserved, but loo...
01/11/2019
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Welcome back from winter break, Dallas Hillcrest High School students! The time off was certainly well-deserved, but looks like it’s time to get back to work – here’s hoping 2019 will be just as productive and successful as 2018! For the latest updates on the Walcrest project, visit www.walcrest.org.

Latest Update: On behalf of Dallas Water Utilities, we’re wishing our neighbors a very happy New Year! As we look ahead on all that 2019 has in store, let’s reflect on the history of the Walcrest Pump Station and Reservoir to appreciate just how far our community has come! (1/2/19)

01/02/2019
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On behalf of City of Dallas Water Utilities, we’re wishing our neighbors a very happy New Year! As we look ahead on all that 2019 has in store, let’s reflect on the history of the Walcrest Pump Station and Reservoir to appreciate just how far our community has come! And for more background on the Walcrest project, please visit www.walcrest.org.

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The City of Dallas will be replacing the 60 year old Walcrest reservoir located at Walnut Hill Ln and Hillcrest Rd. This may lead to some lane closures in th...

Happy holidays from City of Dallas Water Utilities! In observance of the season, construction crews will not be working ...
12/19/2018
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Happy holidays from City of Dallas Water Utilities! In observance of the season, construction crews will not be working on Christmas Eve/Day or New Year’s Eve/Day. Normal work hours will resume on Jan. 2. For more Walcrest updates, please visit www.walcrest.org.

Latest Update: Exciting news for commuters who live or work near the Walcrest construction site! The traffic controls on Walnut Hill Lane have been permanently lifted, and all lanes have been opened to through traffic. Controls will remain in place on Hillcrest Road for now, and we ask that all neig...

Exciting news for commuters who live or work near the Walcrest construction site! The traffic controls on Walnut Hill La...
12/14/2018
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Exciting news for commuters who live or work near the Walcrest construction site! The traffic controls on Walnut Hill Lane have been permanently lifted, and all lanes have been opened to through traffic. Controls will remain in place on Hillcrest Road for now, and we ask that all neighbors drive courteously and pay attention to traffic signals. For more traffic updates, please visit www.walcrest.org.

Latest Update: Exciting news for commuters who live or work near the Walcrest construction site! The traffic controls on Walnut Hill Lane have been permanently lifted, and all lanes have been opened to through traffic. Controls will remain in place on Hillcrest Road for now, and we ask that all neig...

Exciting Walcrest update! The photo below shows the roof of the officially completed cell one of the Walcrest reservoir!...
11/30/2018

Exciting Walcrest update! The photo below shows the roof of the officially completed cell one of the Walcrest reservoir! The construction team has been working hard on the reservoir’s finishing touches over the past few months, and their hard work sure is paying off! Up next, cell two! For more construction updates, visit http://walcrest.org/construction-updates/.

11/20/2018

Happy Thanksgiving! This week, the Walcrest team is feeling thankful for our neighbors, who have been so patient during this time of construction, and for our hard-working crew members. In observance of the holiday, there will be no construction activities at the Walcrest site from Thursday through Sunday. If you are traveling this holiday season, be safe and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. For additional project updates, visit www.walcrest.org.

North Texas has experienced quite the cold front this week! Thankfully, the frigid weather has not slowed down the Walcr...
11/15/2018

North Texas has experienced quite the cold front this week! Thankfully, the frigid weather has not slowed down the Walcrest construction team. Check out this recent progress photo, and visit www.walcrest.org for additional project updates!

#DidYouKnow that this month has been the wettest October in Dallas since 1981? This month, our city has accumulated 14.5...
11/07/2018
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#DidYouKnow that this month has been the wettest October in Dallas since 1981? This month, our city has accumulated 14.51” of rain, breaking the 1981 record of 14.18”. The Walcrest team wants to thank our neighbors for your continued patience during construction as we work hard to keep the site clean and mud-free. Additional project updates can be found at www.walcrest.org.

Latest Update: An important focus of the Walcrest Pump Station & Reservoir project is to correct hydraulic inefficiencies experienced at the original facility. Upon project completion, the new Walcrest pumps, which are being installed in the below photo, will operate approximately 30 percent more ef...

City Dallas Water Utilites and the Walcrest team are wishing our neighbors a fun and safe  Halloween! If you’re planning...
10/31/2018
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City Dallas Water Utilites and the Walcrest team are wishing our neighbors a fun and safe Halloween! If you’re planning to trick or treat near the Walcrest construction site this evening, please be sure to follow all signage regarding sidewalk closures, and visit https://bit.ly/2AEVKQ2 for helpful Halloween safety tips from @DallasCityHall. Happy trick-or-treating!

Rain, rain, go away! #DidYouKnow it has rained more than nine inches in Dallas so far this month? As the rain keeps fall...
10/19/2018

Rain, rain, go away! #DidYouKnow it has rained more than nine inches in Dallas so far this month? As the rain keeps falling in North Texas, the Walcrest construction team has continued to work hard, using the rainy days to focus on the interior portion of the pump station. Check out this recent progress photo, and visit www.walcrest.orgfor additional project updates!

An important focus of the Walcrest Pump Station & Reservoir project is to correct hydraulic inefficiencies experienced a...
10/10/2018

An important focus of the Walcrest Pump Station & Reservoir project is to correct hydraulic inefficiencies experienced at the original facility. #DidYouKnow that, upon project completion, the new Walcrest pumps will operate approximately 30 percent more efficiently than the original ones, meaning less energy will be used to pump the same amount of water?! Check out this behind-the-scenes photo of the new pumps being installed, and visit http://walcrest.org/service-area/ for more Walcrest fun facts!

Exciting Walcrest sneak peek! Check out the inside of the pump station, where the construction team continues work on a ...
09/14/2018

Exciting Walcrest sneak peek! Check out the inside of the pump station, where the construction team continues work on a portion of piping that will eventually be responsible for pumping potable water stored in the Walcrest reservoir throughout Dallas. But the photos are only showing one small piece of a much larger picture! #DidYouKnow that, when complete, the Walcrest project will have used approximately one mile of piping? For more Walcrest fun facts, visit http://walcrest.org/service-area/.

Happy back-to-school season, #HillcrestHighSchool students! As you plan your carpools, please be sure to observe traffic...
09/01/2018
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Happy back-to-school season, #HillcrestHighSchool students! As you plan your carpools, please be sure to observe traffic controls and school zones near the Walcrest site, and visit www.walcrest.org for additional traffic updates. Most importantly, make it a great year! #GoPanthers

Thank you to our neighbors who have expressed concern about the trees near Walcrest. Throughout construction, the Walcre...
08/20/2018

Thank you to our neighbors who have expressed concern about the trees near Walcrest. Throughout construction, the Walcrest team has done everything possible to maintain and protect the foliage surrounding the Walcrest site. To ensure their preservation, an arborist visits the site regularly to inspect the trees’ condition. His last visit confirmed that all trees near Walcrest are healthy and that their growth will remain sustainable through the remainder of construction activities. The Walcrest team will continue to communicate with this expert for further recommendations on best practices for maintaining and preserving these trees so they can be enjoyed by Dallas residents for decades to come. For more Walcrest updates, please visit www.walcrest.org.

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