First Phase of Southern Colorado Water Project Nears Completion: Water will begin running uphill-and north-along Colorado's southern Front Range next year when the $841-million Southern Delivery System goes on line. ENR Mountain States, April 20, 2015
Officials celebrate milestone in construction of Southern Delivery System: The last 50-foot pipe of the 50-mile-long Southern Delivery System arrived at a construction site Wednesday, marking a key milestone for the project as it nears completion next year both on time and under budget. The Gazette, March 19, 2015
Local Company Thrived on SDS: The Southern Delivery System pipeline’s completion was marked by a contingent of El Paso County officials and a smattering of Pueblo County folks as well. The Pueblo Chieftain, March 19, 2015
Southern Delivery System marks major milestone The massive Southern Delivery System water delivery infrastructure project marked a major milestone Wednesday morning. The project took delivery of the final 50-foot segment of 66-inch-diameter pipeline connecting Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs. KOAA, March 18, 2015
Final, complicated tunnel for Colorado Springs water pipeline nears completion: A giant teeth-gnashing machine is boring its way 85 feet under Interstate 25, two sets of railroad tracks and Fountain Creek. The Gazette, December 28, 2014
Pipe company among the beneficiaries of SDS project: At the start of the economic recession in 2008-09 work slowed at the Northwest Pipe company, which manufactures pipe in Denver. Then in 2010, the contracts for the massive $841 million Southern Delivery System project started dropping, said John Moore, Northwest Pipe operations manager. "When it dropped, we went from hanging on, hibernation mode, to Pueblo and production," Moore said. The Gazette, December 27, 2014
SDS work spawned business opportunity: Brenda Hofer saw the cranes, trucks and crew members setting up shop off Marksheffel Road to build a football-size water treatment tank and she had an idea. She had worked in the construction industry and knew she could fill a niche - a hunger niche. The Gazette, December 27, 2014
Working out the kinks: Fountain Creek for years ate away at its banks about 15 miles north of Pueblo on a site that never fully recovered from decades of raging floods. Utilities restored the 28-acre site on its Clear Springs Ranch property as one of the conditions of Pueblo County’s 1041 permit for SDS. Pueblo Chieftain, November 23, 2014
Southern Delivery System brings cost-saving benefits for CSU customers: The good news for Colorado Springs Utilities customers is that there will be no rate hike in 2015 for the system. That's because of the total cost savings from the project. Fox21 News, August 19, 2014
City officials exceed promises with Southern Delivery System: Congratulations to the Colorado Springs City Council and the staff of Colorado Springs Utilities. As completion of the Southern Delivery System draws near, the massive 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
Denver's Northwest Pipe is a critical part of Colorado Springs water project: A Denver manufacturing plant, Northwest Pipe Co., has had a big part of Colorado Springs’ $841 million Southern Delivery System, a project to build a massive new pipeline that will carry water from Pueblo Reservoir to the city and its neighbors.Denver Business Journal, May 22, 2014
Denver pipes will allow Colorado Springs water to flow: Orders at the Northwest Pipe Co. plant in Denver were drying up in 2010 when bid requests started coming for a massive water project linking the Pueblo Reservoir and Colorado Springs called the Southern Delivery System. The Denver Post, May 23, 2014
Community Chat: Effective communication aids water project in Colorado. American City & County, May 19, 2014
SDS lawsuit finally dead: The Colorado Supreme Court denied an appeal today by the Pueblo County District Attorney that sought to derail Colorado Springs Utilities’ Southern Delivery System. The decision clears the last major potential roadblock for the $898 million pipeline from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, which is already well under construction. Independent,April 28, 2014
Utilities analysis: SDS under budget and on time: Fifty years from now, residents of Colorado Springs will be please the leaders of today developed the Southern Delivery System, say a number of state water specialists. Colorado Springs Business Journal, April 24, 2014
Business Partnership met to discuss water issues facing state: SDS by far is the biggest construction project going on at this point in time in southern Colorado... Gazette, February 5, 2014
Ground Broken on Important Phase of Southern Delivery System: Managers overseeing a nearly $1 billion project report they've past a major milestone. Work is beginning on a key piece of the Southern Delivery System... KKTV, October 29, 2013
Pipeline project progresses: On Tuesday, the city kicked off contruction of the Juniper pump station not far from the outlet from the dam that was built earlier as part of SDS. Independent, October 29, 2013
SDS Pueblo pump station to have horsepower of four racing cars: When complete, the Juniper water pump station in Pueblo will have many motors and one of them will have the horsepower of four Formula 1 racing cars. Gazette, October 29, 2013
Project moves ahead brick-by-brick: There's room in a $900 million water pipeline project for all sorts of business. Even brick-makers. Joe Welte, whose granfather founded Summit Brick an Tile in Pueblo in 1902, gave a brief account of his family's business at Tuesday's celebration for local contractors who have worked on the Southern Delivery System. The event also marked the beginning of work on the Juniper Pump Station, the final piece of SDS construction in Pueblo County. Pueblo Chieftain, October 29, 2013
Contractors get boost from SDS: The Southern Delivery System construction has provided a shot in the arm to Pueblo County’s economy, commissioners heard during a meeting last week on the progress of SDS. The Pueblo Chieftain, September 22, 2013
Southern Delivery System makes progress: The Southern Delivery System, which will bring water from the Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, is still years from completion. But the first phase of the project has already made significant progress. Fox 21 News, July 2013
Team of CO businesses breaks ground on $125M water treatment plant: A team of Colorado businesses joined local officials to break ground on a new $125 million water treatment plant in El Paso County as part of the Southern Delivery System (SDS) water project. Construction of the new plant is providing significant work for area businesses that participated in a shovel ceremony to mark the start of construction on the single largest SDS component. Water World, April 2, 2013
Water treatment plant means welcome work for companies: It is only one project. It will last just six months. But the $1 million contract awarded to Springs Fabrication Inc. from Colorado Springs Utilities is enough to keep company founder and president Tom Neppl from laying off workers. The Gazette, March 20, 2013.
Work begins on SDS water plant: The Southern Delivery System will mark a milestone Wednesday when ground is broken for a $125 million facility to treat the “raw” water that will be pumped from the Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs in what is one of the biggest infrastructure projects under way in Colorado. The Gazette, March 19, 2013.
Water pipeline project advances: Colorado Springs Utilities has been up to its eyeballs in controversy over the Drake Power Plant and how much of the city's stormwater backlog it should shoulder. But in the meantime, Utilities has made significant progress on yesterday's controversy — namely, the Southern Delivery System.Colorado Springs Independent Blog Post, January 15, 2013.
Construction and engineering finalists for the DBJ's 2012 Power Book: Finalists - Construction and Engineering. Denver Business Journal, October 19, 2012
State joins in appeal: Colorado Springs Utilities isn't alone in thinking Pueblo County District Judge Victor Reyes made a mistake. Colorado Springs Independent, May 30, 2012 pdf document
Co. Springs Utilities projects lower-than-expected water rate hikes: Colorado Springs Utilities is anticipating raising customers' water rates by a lower-than-expected amount as the city-owned utility taps on customers to help pay for the nearly $1 billion Southern Delivery System project. KOAA, May 17, 2012
Colorado to appeal water quality ruling: The state will appeal a ruling by Pueblo District Judge Victor Reyes ordering the commission to redo its water quality certification for the Southern Delivery System. The Pueblo Chieftain, May 16, 2012.
Colorado Springs Utilities may only need four, not six, water hikes for SDS: Colorado Springs Utilities now says that only two more water rates increases – not three – may be needed to pay for the Southern Delivery System water pipeline. The city-owned utility had initially planned six 12 percent water rate increases, two of which have already been approved. The Gazette, May 16, 2012.
SDS still in compliance: The Bureau of Reclamation is not likely to suspend authorization for Colorado Springs to build and operate the Southern Delivery System, but will require the city to live up to its commitments. The Pueblo Chieftain, May 11, 2012
9NEWS reports on SDS construction: One of the largest and most expensive construction projects to take place in Colorado in years promises to bring millions of gallons of water a day to a city that doesn't have the luxury of a reservoir or river nearby. 9NEWS, May 2, 2012
SDS is model of good governance: Sometimes local government gets it right, and the Southern Delivery System is shaping up as a great example. The Gazette, April 19, 2012.
Utilities will appeal SDS ruling, 'construction is proceeding': Nearly one-third of the Southern Delivery System water pipeline is already in the ground. But Pueblo keeps kicking dirt in Colorado Springs’ face. The Gazette, April 18, 2012.
Water windfall: Water bills for Colorado Springs Utilities customers won't more than double by 2017 to pay for the Southern Delivery System and other upgrades, as previously predicted. Colorado Springs Independent, April 18, 2012.Attack on SDS is political, not environmental: Don't be fooled. The nuisance lawsuit against Southern Delviery System is not about water quality. It's about good-old-boy politics masquerading as law. The Gazette, April 16, 2012.
No pipe dream: SDS well under way: Keith Riley watched in awe Thursday as a front-end loader crawled along a bumpy dirt road balancing a 32,000-pound, 50-foot-long section of steel pipe in front. The Gazette, April 6, 2012.
Ultra Resources, a Houston-based company, purchased a portion of Banning-Lewis Ranch for oil and natural gas development. SDS and Banning-Lew Ranch fact sheet.
Colorado Springs Utilities will present information on SDS contracting opportunities on Wednesday May 16. Read more...
60-mile pipeline project draws Denver companies: Denver-area companies are playing significant roles in the construction of Colorado Springs’ $880 million water pipeline project, called the Southern Delivery System. Denver Business Journal, August 26, 2011
Officials mark start of SDS construction: A throng of public officials from Pueblo and El Paso counties ushered in the Southern Delivery System on Friday at the face of Pueblo Dam. Pueblo Chieftain, August 20, 2011.
Final contracts signed on SDS project, pipeline work to start: The Southern Delivery System water project is a done deal. The Gazette, May 6, 2011.
Noreen: No whining, please, on doubled water rates. You can never expect to pay your parents back for all they’ve done for you. The Gazette, Barry Noreen column, July 23, 2009. PDF Document.
Pipeline destined for Pueblo County. Colorado Springs City Council nails down the route of SDS from Pueblo Dam. Pueblo Chieftain, July 23, 2009. PDF Document.
Water delivery project can benefit Fremont County. A pipeline partially in Fremont County remains another viable option. Canon City Daily Record, February 9, 2009.
County to make SDS decision. Fremont County Commissioners will decide the future of the Southern Delivery System during a public hearing Tuesday.Canon City Daily Record, February 9, 2009.