More than a pipeline. A lifeline.

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.


Investing in our future.

Water infrastructure is typically a multi-generational investment. People who live in Colorado Springs today are benefiting from the investments that previous generations have made in the existing water system. SDS is an investment in our future.


Protecting the Environment.

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.


Short and long-term regional benefits.

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.


Highway 94 Traffic Advisory

Traffic impacts on Highway 94 east of Marksheffel begin on Wednesday, June 25. Crews will begin construction for the installation of a new water pipeline along State Highway 94 east of Marksheffel Road. The speed limit in the area will be reduced and the shoulders of the road will be restricted in the construction zones.

While pipeline installation in this area will continue over the next several months, the shoulder work along Highway 94 should be complete in July.

Improving Fountain Creek

Construction started in December 2013 on a project designed to restore a section of Fountain Creek to a more natural state and reduce erosion and sedimentation. The Fountain Creek Improvement Project, located on Clear Spring Ranch near Fountain, is a $3.6 million construction project that fulfills a mitigation commitment for SDS.

SDS Water Will Flow through Colorado Pipe

Northwest Pipe Company in Denver recently manufactured the last piece of more than 7,000 pipes that will be used to transport water for SDS. Manufacturing 50 miles of steel pipe began three years ago. For Northwest Pipe Company, that work could not have come at a better time.

SDS Monthly Progress Report

City officials exceed promises with SDS

: Congratulations to the Colorado Springs City Council and Colorado Springs Utilities. The SDS water pipeline project remains ahead of schedule and under budget. The Gazette, July 29, 2014...

Finishing Strong

: Before the end of 2014, Colorado Springs Utilities will lay the final piece of pipe for one of the largest water projects currently being built in the western U.S. Water & Wastes Digest, July 2014...

Detours starting July 14 for Leoti and Piros at Constitution

: Construction of new water pipeline will require temporary closure/detours along Constitution Ave. Constitution Avenue Update, July 10, 2014...

HIghway 94 Traffic Advisory

: Traffic Impacts on Highway 94 East of Marksheffel Begin June 25. News Release, June 19, 2014

Business Outreach Semi-Annual Report (July - December 2013)

SDS Team Supporting Habitat for Humanity

: SDS team members partner with Pueblo Habitat for Humanity. View construction update...

SDS 2013 Progress

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SDS Phase I

  • Pueblo Dam connection
  • Raw and finished water pipeline
  • 3 water pump stations
  • 1 water treatment plant

Contact Us By Mail

Colorado Springs Utilities
Southern Delivery System
121 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80947


For General Questions

Phone: 855-737-4968
Media contact: 719-668-3838