A Regional Water Partnership

The SDS project is a partnership between Colorado Springs, Security, Fountain, and Pueblo West, which will all deliver water they own through the SDS infrastructure. Security and Fountain joined Colorado Springs as partners in 2001, and Pueblo West joined the project in 2008. As the lead entity, Colorado Springs Utilities is managing the permitting, design, construction and financing for SDS. Partnering on one project is more cost effective and efficient than each community building separate projects to meet its needs.






"The Southern Delivery System is essential to Colorado Springs. The project will increase the reliability of our current system for our existing customers and ensure we have enough water to meet our community's needs well into future. We are in an enviable position to be building this historically important water project."

- Jerry Forte, CEO, Colorado Springs City Council and Utilities Board Chairman


“SDS is critical to meeting the expansive needs of our growing population. It also reflects the type of partnerships within the Colorado water community necessary to address the increasingly important water resource issues that are crucial to future prosperity.”

- Jerry Martin, Board Member, Pueblo West


“The Southern Delivery System will greatly benefit the Security community… this project will help us ensure our customers have high-quality water for our homes, offices and schools for many years to come."

- Roy Heald, Utilities Director, Security


"SDS allows us to use the water we own the rights to from the Arkansas River, which is higher quality than well water. It also helps Fountain fulfill its mission of providing our residents the highest-quality water at reasonable prices."

- Curtis Mitchell, Director of Utilities, City of Fountain


SDS Phase I

  • Pueblo Dam connection
  • Raw and finished water pipeline
  • 3 water pump stations
  • 1 water treatment plant

Contact Us By Mail

Colorado Springs Utilities
Southern Delivery System
121 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80947


For General Questions

Phone: 855-737-4968
Email: sdsinfo@csu.org
Media contact: 719-668-8793

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