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.


Construction Benefitting Southern Colorado

SDS is the largest construction project underway in southern Colorado and local businesses are benefitting. Of the $451 million spent on SDS through last year, approximately 60 percent has gone to Pueblo, El Paso and Fremont counties.

To date, approximately 385 businesses have worked on SDS planning and construction.

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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 $3.6 million construction project that fulfills a mitigation commitment for SDS.

View the water treatment plant construction in timelapse

Work on the SDS Water Treatment Plant continues to progress as walls for the building are now beginning to take shape. The project broke ground in March 2013 and is providing significant work for area businesses with more than 30 Colorado companies helping to build the facility.

SDS Monthly Progress Report

SDS Water Pipeline Construction - Canada Dr Detour

: April 2-7, Access to Canada Dr north of Constitution Ave will be limited. Constitution Avenue update...

SDS Water Pipeline Construction - Peterson Road Detour

: March 27 - 31, southbound and northbound traffic on Peterson Road at Constitution Avenue will be detoured. Constitution Avenue update...

Business Outreach Semi-Annual Report (July - December 2013)

SDS Team Supporting Habitat for Humanity

: SDS team members partner with Pueblo Habitat for Humanity. View construction update...

SDS 2013 Progress

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SDS Breaks Ground on Pump Station in Pueblo County

: Construction kicks off at Juniper Water Pump Station. View news release...

Critical link for SDS now under construction

: View construction update...

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