Utilities replacing sewer main lines in project off Ridge Road & Hwy 24

       A Colorado Springs Utilities contractor is replacing sewer main lines along Fountain Creek, just east of Ridge Road.

Action this week on the sewer line replacement project off Ridge Road and Highway 24, south of Fountain Creek. Some of the sewer pipe that had been removed can be seen in the foreground.
Westside Pioneer photo

       Neither service losses to customers nor impacts to traffic are foreseen in the project. Work is expected to continue until Feb. 10, weather permitting, with the work area site cleared out within a week after that, according to Utilities spokesperson Patrice Quintero.
       Scheduled as part of Utilities' Sanitary Sewer Improvement Program, the work involves 1,100 feet of new 15-inch pipe paralleling Fountain Creek and 194 feet of new 8-inch pipe crossing Fountain Creek, Quintero said.
       The staging area has been visible to traffic off Ridge Road and Highway 24. Work began Jan. 14.
       Pate Construction is the contractor. The contract price was $178,507.
       The program is intended to reduce the chances of wastewater spills. Since 2004, Utilities has invested more than $120 million on wastewater collection system maintenance and improvements, according to Quintero. “We will invest a total of $300 million by 2018. These investments are producing results. Our spills per 100 miles of pipe are among the lowest in the nation, and we are among statewide leaders in wastewater system investments,” she said.

Westside Pioneer/press release