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Groundwater infiltration damages SW Lubbock water system


The City of Lubbock is trying to fix a pump station that provides 12 million gallons of water per day to parts of South and West Lubbock.

For the second time in several years the station has been damaged by an infiltration of ground water. The ground storage reservoir has already been demolished and rebuilt once. Before the City does it again, engineering firms are invited to offer their services as a consultant.

Public records released Tuesday say, "The pump building experiences constant groundwater infiltration resulting in damage to the floor. Seepage through concrete joints and cracks in the floor is continuous." The pump bases are 22 feet below the ground.

The City has set aside $200,000 for an engineering study to determine the extent of the damage and come up with ways to fix it.

The City will allow prospective consultants to visit the pump station, 3802 82nd Street, on July 17.

Pump Station 10 is already connected to the Lake Alan Henry project which should come on line sometime this year.

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