Zone 4C Pump Station and Transmission Pipeline
Construction Update – March 8, 2017
Within the next week, Centennial Water will start construction of the new pump station and transmission pipeline. The project is an essential component of our new water distribution system, capable of meeting the peak demands of the community. The pump station is located immediately east of S. Broadway and north of Wildcat Reserve Parkway. The pipeline, connecting existing infrastructure mains in S. Broadway and Wildcat Reserve Parkway, will cross the open space for a distance of approximately 7,000 linear feet.
Construction of the pipeline will be ongoing through July. The work will move from west to east, with the trenching and backfilling of each area taking about one week. All disturbed areas will be restored with topsoil and revegetated once the project is complete. Construction hours will be 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasionally there may be activity occurring on a Saturday.
The pump station construction will be ongoing through April 2018. Construction access for the project will be from a driveway off S. Broadway, except during the first month of construction when grading requires access from the existing trail connection at S. Broadway.
Centennial Water and the Highlands Ranch Metro District have worked collaboratively to minimize impacts on the open space and trails within the vicinity of the construction site. However, due to the alignment of the pipeline and grading activities for the pump station, some trail closures and detours are necessary.
Two segments of the Marcy Gulch Trail will close beginning March 13, with the western leg of the trail scheduled to reopen in early May. The eastern portion of the trail is scheduled to reopen in June following installation of the pipeline and trail restoration. Signs will be placed at the points of closure. Click here for a link to the trail closure map for more details.
Centennial Water will be constructing a new pump station and transmission pipeline. For more information about the project please review the frequently asked questions below. If you have questions or would like to provide feedback about the project, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Why does Centennial Water need a new pump station?
- Where will the pump station be located?
- Where will the transmission pipeline be located?
- What is the project schedule?
- Will the project impact the use of open space trails?
- What will the project look like?
1. Why does Centennial Water need a new pump station?
The zone 4C pump station and transmission pipeline will boost delivery of potable water to pressure zones that serve more than 60 percent of customers within the Highlands Ranch service area. The project will allow Centennial Water to meet current day peak demands.
2. Where will the pump station be located?
The pump station will be located in the undeveloped area east of S. Broadway, north of Wildcat Reserve Pkwy. The location was defined by the existence of large transmission lines in Broadway and the hydraulic parameters set by storage reservoir elevations.
3. Where will the pipeline be located?
The transmission pipeline will connect to existing main lines in S. Broadway and Wildcat Reserve Pkwy. The pipeline will be aligned along the drainage corridor between the two streets, cross Gateway Dr. and parallel the northern right-of-way of Wildcat Reserve Pkwy.
4. What is the project schedule?
5. Will the project impact the use of open space trails?
Yes, trail closures will occur. Please refer to the trail closure map for a current list of trail closures and alternate routes.
6. What will the project look like?
The project consists of two components, the pump station and the transmission pipeline.
The transmission pipeline will be a buried pipeline that conveys water to and from the pump station. Following installation of the pipeline via open trenching, the disturbed areas will be restored to preconstruction conditions.
Centennial Water has worked diligently with the design team to use the topography and natural landscape of the area where the pump station will be located to minimize visual impacts once it is complete. A significant portion of the pump station will be buried; however, there will be an above ground structure required for operations and maintenance. The building footprint will be approximately 62 feet by 70 feet with a wrap around driveway. The architectural treatments on the building are a barn theme to reflect the ranching heritage of the area while also meeting functional needs. Once complete, the pump station will be operated remotely. There will not be daily staffing of the facility.
Click here to view simulation photos of the pump station from different vantage points around the building.