Mesa Water Treatment Upgrade

 Mesa Water Treatment Upgrade

mesa water treatment

​Beginning in May 2018, an 18-month project to upgrade the Mesa Water Treatment Plant will begin.  The plant, commissioned in 1942 and expanded in the 1960's has reliably treated water coming off of Pikes Peak, through our hydro-electric plants, for more than 75 years.

With increasingly stringent drinking water regulations, it is prudent to overhaul the aging treatment facility now to enhance water treatment for the Colorado Springs community.

The upgrades are expected to be finished in late 2020 and will allow for efficiency gains and improved performance.

The scope of the project includes:

  • Reconfiguration of the solids drying beds
  • Construction of a new main pretreatment building
  • Construction of two small auxilary buildings
  • Construction of a new raw water vault
 

Beginning May 21, 2018 and continuing through early July, demolition of basins and other structures located near the center of the campus will occur. Heavy equipment and dump trucks will be used to break up and remove concrete and other materials, producing significant noise. Truck traffic will be coordinated and staged inside the campus gate to minimize impacts on Fillmore Street and Mesa Road.

monopine photo simulationIn collaboration with AT&T and T-Mobile, a new cellular tower, known as a monopine for its resemblance to a pine tree, is proposed to replace the outdated cell units on the water tower. To learn more about the proposed cellular upgrade, visit the Conservation and Environmental Center at 2855 Mesa Rd, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 29 through June 22.n collaboration with AT&T and T-Mobile, a new cellular tower, known as a monopine for its resemblance to a pine tree, is proposed to replace the outdated cell units on the water tower. To learn more about the proposed cellular upgrade, visit the Conservation and Environmental Center at 2855 Mesa Rd, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 29 through June 22.

Thank you for your patience as we work to enhance the treatment of water for Colorado Springs.