NYCDEP Cross River Croton Falls Pumping Station and Related Facilities Upgrades

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Project Scope

The original Cross River pumping station was constructed in the late 1940s and was located at the base of the Cross River Dam. The pump was driven by a hydraulic turbine which turned the pump and pressurized the delivery of water from the reservoir to the Delaware Aqueduct. As part of the upgrade, the original hydraulically-driven pump was replaced with three higher-capacity, electric pumps. Electrification will permit the pumping station to operate over a wider range of capacities and conditions, and eliminates the previous loss of water due to the hydraulic turbines. The existing 48-inch force main that extends from the Cross River valve chamber at the base of the dam has now been converted into a suction line to feed water to the three new pumps. In addition to the installation of the pump system, the project included demolition of the previous Cross River Pumping Station. 

The upgrade project also included installation of new state-of-the-art instrumentation and electronic control systems, construction of a new substation by New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG), and a new, buried electrical duct bank between the substation and the pumping station. There were also modifications to the existing 48-inch force main, installation of a new HVAC system, demolition of the old electrical substation, removal and replacement of the outdated electrical system, site improvements and restoration of the site access driveways, and installation of piping to provide as much as two million gallons of water a day to the Town of Bedford.

Project Overview

Project Owner:
NYCDEP

Point of Contact Name:
Hazen & Sawyer, PC
498 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Mike Broder, PE
(212) 539-7037

Construction Cost:
$35,000,000

Completion Date: 
2012