The $125 million SDS water treatment plant is the single largest component of the project. Under construction since March 2013, the plant will be Colorado Springs’ seventh treatment plant.
The 82,000 square-foot plant is an advanced water treatment facility that will use ozone/biological filtration to treat water piped from Pueblo Reservoir. The 100-acre facility will also house a 10-million-gallon raw water storage tank, a 7-million-gallon treated water storage tank and a finished water pump station.
The plant will treat up to 50 million gallons of water per day starting in 2016. Capacity can be expanded to treat up to 130 million gallons of water per day.
Through engineering and redesign, the plant’s estimated construction costs were reduced by about $70 million. The prime contractor team is McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., MWH and Carollo Engineers.
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