121 South Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
For over a century, Colorado Springs Utilities has consistently delivered services to meet the needs of its residential, commercial, and industrial customers. As a community-owned, fourservice municipal utility, our focus is providing safe, reliable, competitively-priced electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to our citizen owners and customers. By providing four services, we’re able to leverage economies of scale with a convenient single point of contact, thereby reducing overall operating costs and improving the customer experience.
The Colorado Springs Utilities water system serves over 450,000 people across a 200 square mile service area, with an elevation change of nearly 2,000 feet from the lowest to highest service points. The water system includes 25 reservoirs, 38 storage tanks, 6 water treatment facilities and over 2,000 miles of water mains. In a typical year, Colorado Springs Utilities delivers around 78,000 acre-feet (25.4 billion gallons) of potable water and an additional 10,000 acre-feet (3.3 billion gallons) of water from raw, reclaimed, and groundwater sources. Currently, Colorado Springs Utilities’ developed water supply sources provide a dry-year firm yield of approximately 100,000 acre-feet (32.6 billion gallons).
Because Colorado Springs is not located on a major river, it must rely on water delivered from distant watersheds. Currently, between 60 and 70 percent of the Utilities’ water supply originates from the first use and subsequent reuse of water obtained from Colorado River headwaters tributaries through four transbasin diversions. These supplies are transported into the Arkansas River Basin and delivered to storage and treatment facilities via four raw water pipeline systems.
We recognize the importance of water to the overall health, economic vitality, and quality of life in our region and are proud to meet the needs of current and future generations of customers.
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