Construction is under way, bringing jobs and opportunities to local businesses.
Permits took 10 years and millions of dollars to obtain. Permits carry a "use it or lose it" limitation.
Colorado Springs' water system's capacity is constrained and repairs are needed. SDS improves the overall system.
SDS supports communities where future generations can live and thrive.
Southern Colorado’s future requires water. El Paso County’s population will grow 1.9 percent a year through 2030, or 350,000 more people. The project partners already own rights to sufficient water, but need a delivery system to transport it. Beyond meeting growing demands, SDS diversifies water portfolios, protects against drought and increases the reliability of our existing water systems. SDS will ensure our communities have a stable supply of water for decades to come.
SDS and Banning-Lewis Ranch
- 2011 SDS Economic Impact Study, Summit Economics LLC