Photos  |  Maps



Jerry Forte
Chief Executive Officer
Colorado Springs Utilities

Bill Cherrier
Chief Planning and
Finance Officer
Colorado Springs Utilities

John Fredell
SDS Program Director
Colorado Springs Utilities

Keith Riley
SDS Deputy Program Director
- Permitting, Land and Controls
Colorado Springs Utilities


SDS Construction Photos

Click on any image to enlarge.


SDS Pipe placed into trench

Pueblo Dam Valve Testing
Water Treatment Plant
Groundbreaking Ceremony

Colorado Springs Utilities Facilities | Operations

Click on any image to enlarge.


Pueblo Reservoir   French Creek
The Colorado Springs water
intake facility (foreground)
near the headwaters of
French Creek, which carries
water to Homestake Reservoir.
  Twin Rock Pump Station
near Divide is one of the
pump stations that will
bring water from
the Western Slope.


Turquoise Reservoir
Tunnel bringing water
into Turquoise Reservoir
near Leadville.
  Drake Power Plant Cooling Towers
Colorado Springs Utilities
has invested $10.7 million
to reuse non-potable water
in these towers, saving
more than 1 billion gallons
of drinking water per year.
  Otero Pump Station, built as
part of the Homestake Project.
It pumps water from the
South Platte River Basin
over Trout Creek Pass
to Rampart Reservoir.



Click on any image to enlarge.

Interactive Project Map
SDS System Diagram

Phase II Includes:   Colorado Water System Map  

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: 719-668-8793

Project Videos: