by Pam Zubeck
In an update on the Southern Delivery System, Colorado Springs Utilities reminds contractors interested in getting a piece of the action to attend a business opportunity workshop on Thursday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Leon Young Service Center, 1521 Hancock Expressway.
"The event will provide subcontractors the opportunity to meet and network with SDS prime contractors to
learn more about upcoming construction work," the announcement said.
If unable to attend the workshop, subcontractors and vendors interested in supplying services for the prime contractors that have been hired or pre-qualified for work should contact those
firms directly. For a list of some of the regional subcontractors that are performing work for the
SDS prime contractors, visit www.sdswater.org/businesslist.pdf.
To update, SDS will increase the city's water supply by a third, and is expected to deliver its first water from Pueblo Reservoir in 2016.
“We are now building some of the key components of this essential project,” said John Fredell, SDS Program Director. “And, a number of regional businesses are already benefitting from work on SDS.”
ASI Constructors began work on the SDS connection to Pueblo Dam at the North Outlet Works
early this summer. The connection will take about one year to complete. Additionally, HCP
Constructors began building sections of the raw-water pipeline that will extend nearly nine
miles through southeastern El Paso County from south of Squirrel Creek Road to Peaceful
Valley Road east of Security. Construction on three pipeline sections in Pueblo County will
begin later this year.
Utilities says it will spend $80 to $100 million on SDS this year, and notes a recent economic development
study found SDS construction will create more than 700 jobs between 2011 and 2015. Construction will peak from 2013 to 2015 when the water treatment plant and three pump stations will be built.
Utilities welcomes comments and concerns from property owners and others living or working in the vicinity of SDS construction. The number is (866) SDS-4YOU or (855) 737-4968. Check here for updates.