Colorado Springs All-Encompassing Water Delivery System

May 12

Colorado Springs All-Encompassing Water Delivery System

The Southern Delivery System (SDS) is a vital infrastructure project and the single largest infrastructure design ever built by Colorado Springs Utilities. From start to finish, construction spanned almost six years and even longer for the planning process. Last month, The Southern Delivery, named for the route the water travels, began its operation. Not only does...

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Denver’s Ashland Reservoir: Functional Redesign

Apr 22

Denver’s Ashland Reservoir: Functional Redesign

Denver Water has been working to enhance the safety and reliability of its Ashland Reservoir site. The city is actively in the process of building two new underground water storage tanks. The project is being phased to demolish and replace one tank at a time. The two tanks could not be demolished at the same time because the water stored at the site is needed for...

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Water Retention Hubs: The Flood Diversion Plan for Denver

Apr 05

Water Retention Hubs: The Flood Diversion Plan for Denver

The city of Denver has plans to construct a mile-long open water drainage channel adjacent to East 39th Avenue from Franklin to Steele streets.  This would aid in directing runoff toward pipes leading to the outfall. The Basins have natural topographical features that direct storm runoff northwest toward the South Platte River. Decades ago, city blocks were built...

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The Hillcrest Reservoir Rehabilitation Plan

Feb 29

The Hillcrest Reservoir Rehabilitation Plan

Denver Water developed the Hillcrest water storage facility in the early 1960s to replace several small, temporary pumping stations to adequately serve the expanding population of southeast Denver. Denver Water will begin soon begin construction on an impressive $100-million, four-year project to replace an aging pump station and concrete storage tanks in south...

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South Platte Basin – Colorado’s Water Plan

Jan 29

South Platte Basin – Colorado’s Water Plan

The South Platte Basin Roundtable covers approximately 22,000 square miles in northeast Colorado. The largest cities in the roundtable area are Boulder, Fort Collins, Longmont and Greeley. The projected population in 2050 is estimated to almost double in size to between 1.9 and 2.6 million people. The Basin’s economy is also enhanced by environmental and...

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Colorado Springs Utilities Incentive Program

Jan 11

Colorado Springs Utilities Incentive Program

Colorado Springs is offering an Incentive Program designed to encourage Colorado Springs homebuilders to qualify their homes under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star homes program. These homes are independently verified to save at least 15 percent more energy than local code requires. The new homes program is a marketing platform to increase...

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Colorado State’s Master Gardener Program

Dec 16

Colorado State’s Master Gardener Program

Colorado State University offers a Master Gardener Program for those who want to develop water wise landscaping techniques. The class will teach the student how to outline the six steps in the landscape design process and explain how the process is important to potential water savings. There will also be a focus on how a gardener theme defines the landscape around...

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