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We’re on the verge of beginning construction of the Southern Delivery System, one of the most important water projects in Colorado and the history of our city. The Colorado Springs City Council approved moving forward with SDS construction in order to begin delivering water in 2016. This project will provide the water we’ll need through… Continue Reading SDS will deliver major benefits for decades

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Imagine a “Great Race” which takes 25 years, goes to Pueblo and back, costs the participants $17 million, and at the finish rewards the winners with 3,000 pages of, at least to a layperson, incomprehensible bureaucratese. That, said Colorado Springs Utilities spokeswoman Janet Rummel, is “an apt metaphor” for the long ordeal surrounding the preparation,… Continue Reading Projects like SDS rise and fall on environmental impact studies

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Pueblo approves Southern Delivery System

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Last night, after a three hour hearing, The Pueblo County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve Colorado Springs’ proposed Southern Delivery System, which will deliver water from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs. The $1.2 billion project, which will also benefit Pueblo West and Fountain, was approved subject to a long list of conditions. The most significant… Continue Reading Pueblo approves Southern Delivery System

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Pueblo issues conditions for SDS

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Pueblo County indicated this morning that there are a number of conditions that must be met before it issues permits for the southern delivery system that will pipe water into Colorado Springs to support future growth. The conditions come after months of negotiations between Springs and Pueblo officials.  “At our initial glance, it looks as if… Continue Reading Pueblo issues conditions for SDS

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