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About the Thornton Water Project

Project Information

The Thornton Water Project Website has been established to keep the public informed about the pipeline in Larimer and Weld Counties that will bring water purchased in the 1980s to Thornton customers.

Thornton’s water customers will need this additional water supply by 2025. Project permitting and easement acquisition is currently underway; design will start in mid-2018, and construction will start in late 2019.

We have one of the lowest per-person water usage rates in the state, and will continue to be a leader in water conservation, but conservation alone isn’t sufficient to meet our ongoing and future water supply needs.

Larimer and Weld County Permit Segment Map

We want to continue to be a good community neighbor and collaborate with stakeholders early in the process. In addition, it takes many years to perform the necessary studies and designs, acquire the necessary approvals and easements, and construct a 70-mile-long pipeline (click on image on the right to see the Larimer and Weld County Permit Segment Map).

The specific location of the pipeline has not been determined for the majority of the corridor.  We have identified a specific alignment and location for the pipeline in portions of southern Weld County, and we are working with property owners to acquire the necessary easements for the pipeline in those locations.  We anticipate that the pipeline diameter will be in the 48-inch range and it will be buried with some appurtenances and access points above ground.

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Factual information about Thornton’s plans along Douglas Road and the Source Water Pump Station

We think it’s important to provide information regarding some statements that we’ve seen popping up frequently at public meetings, in…

Project Update

Thornton Water Project Larimer County 1041 Permit Update

On January 29, 2018, Thornton received notification that Larimer County is requesting more detailed information regarding the use of the…

Project Update

Public Informational Meeting for Douglas Road (County Road 54)

Thornton is exploring the possibility of a joint project with Larimer County Engineering to install the Thornton Water Project pipeline…

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