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Project Purpose

Project Background

The Triview Metropolitan District is beginning construction on the Northern Delivery System. They are working with other northern water suppliers to develop a system that would be used to bring renewable water to Northern El Paso County municipal water customers.

 

The proposed Northern Delivery System would construct a booster pump station, 10-mile pipeline and tank which would move potable water from a tank at the northern edge of the Colorado Springs Utilities service area to northern water systems.

Triview Metropolitan District serves its customers from nine Denver Basin Wells located through out the District. Other districts and municipalities in the region have the same source of supply. These wells are considered a nonrenewable source of supply as they cannot be replenished with rainfall or snow melt as quickly as they are withdrawn. Given the limited geographic size of the district and the finite supply of water in the aquifers, adding additional wells will not result in additional water being produced. Over time the production levels in these wells will decline leading to supply shortages. The existing wells are also subject to degradation in water quality.

To secure future water demands, Triview Metropolitan District is working with other northern water suppliers to develop a system to bring renewable water to Northern El Paso County municipal water customers. The proposed Northern Delivery System shall include the construction of a booster pump station to transmit potable water from the Colorado Springs Utilities Highway 83 Storage Tank through approximately 5.25-miles of pipeline where it will be delivered and stored at existing and new storage tanks. Triview has purchased nearly 2,000-acre feet of water located on Fountain Creek, the Upper Arkansas River Basin, and the Lower Arkansas River Basin. Triview also has purchased and/or leased nearly 4,000-acre feet of water storage in Big Johnson Reservoir, Stonewall Springs South Reservoir, and has a 40-year excess capacity storage contract in Pueblo Reservoir.

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Goals and Objectives

  • Brings renewable water to northern areas in El Paso County which will reduce reliance on non-renewable groundwater that is decreasing in both quantity and quality.

 

  • Improves water quality in Northern El Paso County by providing clean, renewable treated water.

 

  • Promotes efficiency by using existing water lines and facilities to convey renewable water from multiple water basins to Northern El Paso County.

 

  • Improves fire protection for areas along the pipeline route.

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