Southern Colorado’s future requires water. El Paso County’s population will grow 1.9 percent a year through 2030, or 350,000 more people. The project partners already own rights to sufficient water, but need a delivery system to transport it.
No single generation could pay for an entire water system. We’re still benefitting from investments made by previous generations in the systems that we rely on today to deliver our water. SDS is an investment in our future.
The pipeline from Pueblo Reservoir is the most environmentally responsible route for SDS. SDS partners and regulatory agencies agree on comprehensive mitigation plans to ensure the environment is protected as SDS is built and operated.
SDS construction is providing much-needed jobs and business opportunities for Southern Colorado companies. Project construction will add an estimated $179 million in local wages through 2016.
A team of Colorado businesses hired to build the new water treatment plant for the Southern Delivery System (SDS) broke ground on the $125 million project today in El Paso County. The single largest component of SDS, the water treatment plant construction is providing significant work for Colorado businesses.