It is important to keep our existing infrastructure operating in an efficient manner. During this summer months, this helps ensure peak water demands can be met without resorting to curtailment measures due to well failures. In order to do this, the Water Resources Division has established a yearly rehabilitation and equipment replacement program for priority deep Denver Basin wells. The formalized program helps mitigate emergency well services due to pumping equipment failure. Wells showing declines in production or wells using older pumping equipment will be included in the rehabilitation program.
In 2021, work took place on wells in the Meadows and Founders neighborhoods.
Arapahoe Aquifer Wells CR-39, CR-86, CR-73R, and CR-117
Denver Aquifer Wells CR-72R, CR-217, and CR-41
These wells have a combined daily production of 2.5 million gallons per day. The rehabilitation on these wells was conducted by Applied Ingenuity LLC and Colorado Pump Service Co. for a project cost of $1.09 million and was completed in fall 2021.