New 30th Street Pump Station

Location: Galveston, TX
Project Type: New/Expansion
City of Galveston
Eric Wilson 409 797-3630
Dannenbaum Engineering
Carl McConnell, P.E. 713 520-9570

Project Scope

First developed in 1888, the City’s current pump station housed a drinking water pump station, steam electric generators that supplied power on the island, and a horse drawn fire brigade. This facility was later destroyed in the 1900 storm, but was rebuilt in 1903. Since that time it has operated continuously providing water pressure to the majority of the island with a firm pumping capacity of 8,500 gallons/minute.

In 2003, the City of Galveston began to design the new 30th Street Pump Station; once completed it will have a 20,000 gallon/minute firm pumping capacity. Project included the installation of a new medium voltage electrical service and distribution with two 1,000 kW diesel generators for emergency backup power. The Pump Station is controlled by a Foxboro DCS SCADA System. This new facility will allow the City to keep pace with the projected growth behind the sea wall within the island’s core. All new water lines were connected without unscheduled outage with hot taps up through 30 inch.

Project Details

Original Construction Cost
Final Construction Cost
Date of Notice to Proceed
Type of Construction
Original Substantial Completion
Actual Substantial Completion
Final Payment Dates
Project Managers
Gary Hayes, Fred Powell, Kerry Divin
Project Superintendent
Jason Divin & Valentin Garcia
Project Engineer
Dannenbaum Engineering/Carl McConnell, P.E. 713 520-9570
MEP Subcontractor
Boyer Self Performed
Length of Relationship with Owner
14 years