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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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By an 8-1 vote on Wednesday afternoon, the City Council, acting as the Utilities Board, approved the construction of the long-planned southern delivery system to bring water from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, Fountain, and Pueblo West. The first phase of the project, with an estimated cost of $880 million, was previously scheduled for completion… Continue Reading City approves Southern Delivery System

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We have a mountain, let’s get a big lake to go with it. As part of the Southern Delivery System, a new water storage reservoir is in the plans. Projections are that by 2018 there will be a 760-acre reservoir 14 miles southeast of town. This lake would be more than 10 times the size… Continue Reading Sailing the Springs could happen soon

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