From the moment on July 31, 1871, when General William Palmer’s men drove the first stake of Colorado Springs at what is now the southeast corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade avenues, the city had a water problem. The general’s ingenious real estate promotion sat on several thousand acres of empty prairie on the east […]
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Water is an extremely precious commodity in Colorado Springs, a fact confirmed in a recent survey. According to data released by consumer rights group Food and Water Watch, residential customers of Colorado Springs’ community water system paid the highest for water in 2015 of Colorado’s 13 largest community water systems. Texas-based startup LawnStarter reviewed the […]
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The Security Water District is negotiating with Colorado Springs Utilities to gain permanent access to more water from the Southern Delivery System. Earlier this year, the water district learned its wells were contaminated with industrial chemicals above the maximum levels set by the Environmental Protection Agency. In January, the Business Journal broke the news that […]
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