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SDS breaks ground on last section in Pueblo County

SDS breaks ground on last section in Pueblo County

Construction for Southern Delivery System began Tuesday on the Juniper Pump Station at Lake Pueblo State Park and the last remaining section of pipeline in Pueblo County. Area businesses that will perform work or provide materials to build SDS components in the county participated in a brick-laying ceremony, from 2 – 3 p.m. Some of the largest components… Continue Reading SDS breaks ground on last section in Pueblo County

The Southern Delivery System has had its day in court – and it was successful. The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a Pueblo County judge’s ruling against a state water quality certification for the SDS project, which will bring water from the Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, the biggest water project in decades for Colorado… Continue Reading Appeals court overturns SDS water-quality ruling

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On Valentine’s Day, newly seated Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace wrote a letter to Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, expressing concerns over the increased danger of catastrophic flooding along Fountain Creek. That danger, Pace pointed out, is a direct consequence of Colorado Springs’ inability and/or unwillingness to fund its backlog of stormwater infrastructure maintenance and… Continue Reading Pace picks up on Pueblo’s stormwater, SDS concerns

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Businesses are likely to see their water bills increase 8.6 percent during 2013 and again in 2014, and as much as 5 percent in 2015 as Colorado Springs Utilities seeks to offset costs for the mammoth Southern Delivery System. Residential rates are likely to increase as much as 10 percent during 2013 and 2014 and 5… Continue Reading Business water-rates to jump 18% in two years

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Pueblo and El Paso counties must rely on  more than conservation when it comes to meeting the region’s future water needs. A report, “Filling the Gap: Meeting Future Urban Water Needs in the Arkansas Basin,” by Western Resource Advocates, Trout Unlimited and the Colorado Environmental Coalition projects that 2050 urban water demand for El Paso… Continue Reading Pueblo and El Paso counties need more than conservation to meet water needs

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A big party at the Pueblo Dam last month marked the start of construction of the Southern Delivery System But not everyone is celebrating. Government leaders in Pueblo are holding their breath, hoping that the controversy that plagued the project is gone for good. “But we’ll have to wait and see,” said John Cordova, chairman… Continue Reading Phase I construction of 62-mile SDS pipeline under way

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Southern Delivery System backers celebrate

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Officials in four towns are celebrating the start of construction on one of the largest water projects in Colorado in years. The Southern Delivery System project will build a pipeline, three pump stations and a water treatment plant to deliver water from Pueblo Reservoir to Pueblo West, Colorado Springs, Security and Fountain for an estimated… Continue Reading Southern Delivery System backers celebrate

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Voters this week elected six new members and one incumbent to the Colorado Springs City Council. The new council will be responsible for confirming the mayor’s appointees, appointing the Memorial Health System board of directors, overseeing Colorado Springs Utilities and fielding citizen complaints, among other duties. Here’s a look at where the new city council… Continue Reading City Council: Where members stand on city issues

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Colorado Springs Utilities is holding a series of workshops for contractors and businesses interested in working on the Southern Delivery System project. Workshops on the water project – which will bring water from the Pueblo Reservoir into Colorado Springs – will be held in El Paso, Pueblo and Fremont Counties. The El Paso County workshop… Continue Reading Utilities holds contractor workshop tomorrow

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A regional team of contractors will build the Pueblo Dam connection for the Southern Delivery System – a pipeline that will bring water from the Arkansas River in Pueblo to El Paso County. Continue Reading Regional contractors selected for SDS projects

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