Cutting down on problematic pipes

Denver Water’s five-year capital plan provides $76 million to repair and replace water mains.

March 31, 2017 | By: TAP Staff
A Denver Water crew installs new pipe in Greenwood Village as part of the 2016 pipe replacement program.
A Denver Water crew installs new pipe in Greenwood Village as part of the 2016 pipe replacement program.

 

Did you know that Denver Water operates and maintains more than 3,000 miles of distribution pipe – enough to stretch from Los Angeles to New York – with some of these pipes dating back to the 1890s?

That’s why Denver Water has always taken a proactive approach to maintaining infrastructure.

Crews are embarking on the second year of replacing about 60,000 feet of pipe through a targeted 12-mile zone in west Centennial where 18 water main breaks occurred over a two-year span. Read “Looking for ‘hot spots’ – in all the right places” to learn more about Denver Water’s approach to replacing water mains.

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