From The Colorado Springs Gazette (Ned B. Hunter):
Ground was broken Wednesday for the plant, part of the Southern Delivery System that will deliver water from the Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, Fountain, Security and Pueblo West…
The 82,000 square-foot water treatment plant will use ozone/biological filtration to treat water piped from the Pueblo Reservoir. The plant’s capacity can be expanded to treat up to 130 million gallons of water per day based on future demand.
Construction of the plant, one of the largest components of SDS, comes as the Colorado Springs area continues to see an unemployment rate above the national and state rates; the Springs jobless rate was 9 percent in December.