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Background informationProject Created: December 27, 2010

Project Name: Fountain Creek Recovery Project
Year in Operation: 2007
Sector: Water & Waste
Subsector: Wastewater
Status: In Operation
Type: New Facility
Description: The Fountain Creek Recovery system is a $270 million project by Colorado Springs Utilities designed to protect Fountain Creek during sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). In the event that an SSO would spill into Fountain Creek, the project will divert non-storm stream flows following the SSO via a modified diversion dam on Fountain Creek, to a new intake structure, through an open channel, to a hydraulic asphalt-lined 18.5 million gallon Spill Pond. The captured water will then be pumped via an 8 mgd pump station and a one-mile long 16-inch diameter force-main to the existing Sand Creek Lift Station, and then pumped to the Las Vegas Wastewater Treatment Facility for treatment. Concurrent to the diversion of the contaminated stream flows, stored Fountain Creek water will be released from a 20 million gallon Exchange Pond to the creek to replace diverted flows to maintain downstream water rights.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Build
Is the project still active: Yes

Project Locations

City: Colorado Springs
State: Colorado
Country: United States of America

Address: 3200 Glenarm Rd.
City: Colorado Springs
State: Colorado
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Land: The Pinello Ranch Property on which the project was built was and is owned by Colorado Springs Utilities. No additional ROW needed to be purchased to support the project
Checkbox Checked Environmental Clearance: All construction permits were in place at time of construction including, but no limited to, Stormwater Discharge permits

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

Checkbox Checked

From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: The project is considered a Utilities Capital Project (UCP). All UCP projects are financed through long term bonds and paid by citizen rate payers through Utilities bills and fees.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for both initial design and construction with a single entity. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Is there an independant checking engineer? Yes

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction
Colorado Springs Utilities Design-Build Contract (modified EJCDC Documents) 

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: December 27, 2010
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$200-500 Million US


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