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.


Local Contractors Help Build SDS

The SDS Water Treatment Plant, located at Marksheffel Road north of Highway 94, is making steady progress, and work on the concrete dome tank has been highly visible through the first half of 2014. The tank has several components, and local contractors have literally laid the foundation for success.R.E. Monks of Colorado Springs, Araco Concrete of Fountain, and Pate Construction of Pueblo West partnered on the project, playing an important role in the foundation for the massive tank.

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 $4.2 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

Business Outreach Semi-Annual Report (January - June 2014)

Shaping Mother Nature

: Now at least one needed wetland has been built along Fountain Creek...Colorado Springs Independent, October 15, 2014

SDS brings cost-saving benefits for CSU customers

:Good news for Colorado Springs Utilities customers, there will be no rate hike in 2015 for the system. Fox21 News, August 19, 2014...

City officials exceed promises with SDS

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

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