Cañon City: Water projects

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Here’s a recap of a recent meeting of the Cañon City Public Works Committee, from Debbie Bell writing for the Cañon City Daily Record. From the article:

City Engineer Adam Lancaster detailed the list of projects this week for the Public Works Committee. The continuing water system upgrade takes up the majority of the year’s budget with $4.6 million, including water main replacements and work at the new water-treatment plant. “You’re well aware of what we’re spending this money on,” Lancaster said, referring to the massive water main project currently under way on Main Street. Lancaster said the work there is on time and on budget, and he continued to praise downtown merchants and shoppers for dealing with the construction work in a positive manner…

Other water projects include the installation of radio-read meters. Water main work also is scheduled for S. 10th Street, Allison Avenue from Fifth to Ninth streets, Pear Avenue from Orchard to 19th, and E. Main Street from Diamond Avenue to the Evangelical Free Church. Ongoing work at the water treatment plant includes completing the construction of the new backwash pump station and clear well, as well as transmission lines along U.S. 50 to First Street. The design consultant is working on the final phase, which will include a backwash recovery system and raw water pump station on the Hydraulic Ditch…

Another big chunk of city funds is scheduled for stormwater work, which is funded by money collected through city stormwater fees. “On South 10th Street, the old storm sewer is in trouble and needs replaced prior to a paving project,” Lancaster said. The city will replace that drainage system as well as work on Juniper Street, to help mitigate continuing flood problems there. “We also have vegetation management in floodwater channels,” Lancaster said. The city also has three floodplain studies under way, at Four Mile, the Abbey area and the proposed Whitewater Kayak and Recreation Park and Riverwalk. “We have to do a study for the whitewater park project and the future Riverwalk extension to the west,” Lancaster said. The city has another $750,000 budgeted for stormwater projects this year.

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