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SDS: Water for Generations 
SDS One-Minute Project Summary 
Animated Graphic of Pipeline Path
Running Dry – a Documentary About Water in the American Southwest
Liquid Assets – the Story of Essential Water Infrastructure Systems

Get Facts and Statistics

SDS Monthly Progress Report
SDS Fact Sheet
SDS Water Treatment Fact Sheet
List of Businesses supporting SDS
Fountain Creek Improvement Project Fact Sheet
Overview of Water System History and SDS planning
Project Construction
SDS and Pueblo Reservoir
Safe Then, Safe Now: A Summary of Pueblo Dam's History 
SDS and Banning Lewis Ranch
2011 Center for Regional Advancement Report Prepared by Summit Economics.
SDS Phase I Plan, Utilities Board Presentation, July 2009

Learn About Colorado Springs Water

Our Water System
Water History - 1996 Water Resource Plan
Water Conservation Plan 2008 - 2012 
2012 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card for Colorado Springs



Colorado Springs Stormwater Plan Overview Presentation to Pueblo County


Review Environmental Mitigation

Colorado Springs Track Record and Commitment to Improving Fountain Creek
Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Plan

Read Environmental Impact Statement/ROD

Final Environmental Impact Statement
SDS Record of Decision (ROD)

Issues Papers on Draft EIS Findings

DEIS Findings Agriculture Economics 
DEIS Findings Arkansas River Quantity and Quality
DEIS Findings Bird Impacts
DEIS Findings Cultural Impacts
DEIS Findings Downstream Intake Alternative
DEIS Findings Project Need
DEIS Findings Pueblo Reservoir
DEIS Findings Recreation
DEIS Findings Reuse Alternatives

Read Compliance Reports

2015 Permit Compliance Report
2014 Permit Compliance Report
2013 Permit Compliance Report
2012 Permit Compliance Report

2011 Permit Compliance Report
2010 Permit Compliance Report
Pueblo County Construction Progress Summary

See Permits

SDS Permit and Approvals Fact Sheet
Fountain Creek
Army Corps of Engineers 404 Permit 

CDPHE Section 401 Water Quality Certification for SDS
SDS Land Use Application


The El Paso County Planning Commission approved three location approval and the raw- and treated-water pipeline applications for SDS.

Read the final resolutions of Approvals of Locations

Pueblo County 1041 Land-Use Permit

The Pueblo Board of County Commissioners issued a 1041 land-use permit for SDS in April 2009. The permit identifies construction and environmental mitigation required to build SDS through Pueblo County.

Read Pueblo County 1041 Documents

1041 Terms and Conditions
Permit Mitigation Appendix
MOU Arkansas River Low Flow Program
MOU Delivery of Municipal Water Supplies from Pueblo Reservoir

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

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