Leadership

THE COLORADO SPRINGS WATER SUPPLY

Issue 2 and Volume 60.

THE COLORADO SPRINGS WATER SUPPLY Colorado Springs, Colo., situated on one of the loftiest points of the Rocky Mountains, in close proximity to Pike’s Peak, has a water system that is considered equal to that of any city of its size in the country. Notwithstanding the unusual location of the city, a system has been laid out which meets the city’s needs in every respect. An almost inexhaustible supply is procured from the slopes of Pike’s Peak and is carried a distance of nearly thirteen miles to the city by gravity and is also by that means distributed to the consumers. The water is of such good quality that no filtration or chemical treatment is necessary. Impounding reservoirs with a total capacity of 1,815.000 gallons, and having an elevation of from 3,000 to 5,000 feet, supply two distributing reservoirs of 22,750,000 gallons capacity. One of the latter is located one…

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