The Roaring Fork Pump Station Pipeline Connection Project will include the installation of approximately 3,300 linear feet of waterline from the Roaring Fork Pump Station to the Red Mountain Water Treatment Plant, upgrades to the pump station, addition of a mixing vault at the plant and erosion and sedimentation controls.
This project will serve as a significant upgrade to our water infrastructure and resiliency. The pump station, No Name and Grizzly watersheds currently connect to the Red Mountain Water Treatment plant via the same pipe system which means only one source of water can be used at a time. The Roaring Fork pump station pipeline connection project will support the design and construction of a 24-inch pipeline from the Roaring Fork Pump Station to the Red Mountain Water Treatment Plant to expand the city's water supply redundancy and allow maintenance and inspection of the 45-year-old raw waterline.
In addition to the new transmission line, Glenwood Springs will construct a mixing vault near the water treatment plant to allow for blending of pumped river water and gravity-fed creek water. This improves operational flexibility to manage water quantity and quality during drought or degraded raw water quality conditions like those that have been occurring from large rain events over the Grizzly Creek burn scar.
The total estimated cost for the project is $3,300,000. The project contractor is Johnson Construction.