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Southern Delivery System Program

A nine-time award winning water delivery project

  • $825M

    Construction Value

  • $160M

    Saved

  • 60+

    Miles of Water Pipeline

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

Critical water infrastructure supports a healthy economy and quality of life.

The Southern Delivery System is a regional water supply program that delivers water from the Arkansas River to residents and businesses in four partner communities—City of Colorado Springs, City of Fountain, Security Water District, and Pueblo West Metropolitan District. The program was needed to develop additional conveyance and treatment capacity in the existing water supply infrastructure, provide an additional method of delivery for Colorado Springs’ western slope water supply, assure capacity for the region’s growth, and enhance drought resilience.

We provided program and construction management services as part of a co-located, integrated team. Core program components include over 60 miles of predominately 66-inch-diameter pipeline plus over 1 mile of 90-inch-diameter intake pipeline, 3 raw water pump stations, a new 50-mgd water treatment plant and finished water pump station, power supply facilities, and environmental and other mitigation projects to meet permit requirements.

In collaboration with Colorado Springs Utilities, we implemented an innovative public involvement program tailored to the client’s dynamic political and regulatory environment. With the program now complete, the community will have a water source they can rely on for decades to come.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
Awards
ENR Mountain States Regional Best Projects 2016
AWWA Public Communications Achievement Award 2014
Water & Wastes Digest Top Projects 2014

Partnering on a secure water supply

Joint effort with Colorado Springs Utility to support a sustainable water future for Colorado residents.

Meet Our Team

Kelly Davenport, Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Consultant

I help our clients, stakeholders, communities and the public quickly understand the issues and how we intend to resolve them successfully.
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Gavin Gilchrist, Vice President, Program Development

Stay curious and ask yourself why you are doing something—always look at things from the perspective of others.
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Greg Raines, Vice President

It is our responsibility to society, as the engineers, to deliver water conveyance and power tunnels in a safe and reliable manner.

Jeff Schulz, Vice President, Water Program Management

The most rewarding experience for me is working as an extension of our clients’ staff to help them achieve success for their programs.
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Russ Snow, Vice President, Conveyance Sector Leader

The greatest satisfaction in my career is delivering major water infrastructure projects and see—firsthand—the benefit that it brings to the public.
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Bob Armstrong, Project Development Leader

I enjoy working with our clients’ staff—from operations to engineering—to learn about their issues and deliver purposeful solutions.

Kelly Davenport

Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Consultant

Gavin Gilchrist

Vice President, Program Development

Greg Raines

Vice President

Jeff Schulz

Vice President, Water Program Management

Russ  Snow

Vice President, Conveyance Sector Leader

Bob Armstrong

Project Development Leader

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