Our Town: The Lamesa Astrodome

Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 8:28 AM CDT
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LAMESA, Texas (KCBD) - A Texas sized water tank is the talk of the town in Lamesa.

Joe Hines with the City of Lamesa gives us some idea as to why it needs a 14 million gallon water storage tank. He says it’s all part of the city planning for the future.

“In 2016, the City of Lamesa decided to upgrade the current water supply system and work with Park Hill to design a system improvement. Plans for the two-prong project were decided to be the best solution to increase storage capacity and replace the old well field line from the Lamesa well field,” he said.

Funding for this Lamesa Astrodome project was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“The primary part of the Lamesa 2016 USDA Water Supply Improvement Project included a new 14 million gallon water tank” Hines said. “The city decided that they wanted the capacity to have at least two full weeks at normal use and up to two months if they placed strong restrictions on the gallon usage.”

The completion of the the Lamesa Astrodome is in sight, but there’s more work to be done.

“The estimated completion date of this tank is August of this year,” Hines said. “But the project in its entirety should be live July of next year. We have several pumps being rehabbed, the waterline being laid and a new pump station to be built at this location.”

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