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.