An issue has been identified with the 24-inch South Outlet Works pipeline that currently provides Pueblo West residents and businesses with water. Further excavation and assessment efforts are taking place at this time.
There is no immediate cause for concern. Discussions with Colorado Springs Utilities, the Colorado Bureau of Reclamation and Pueblo County are underway to temporarily allow Pueblo West to utilize the Northern Outlet Works. This will provide redundancy in water delivery to the 30,000 residents of Pueblo West during the assessment and repair process.
Further updates will be provided on both the status of the pipeline and water backup discussions as it becomes available.