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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-September 15, 2022-Mt. Werner Water & Sanitation District’s (MWWSD) Sewer Interceptor Project, which started work early this summer in July, surpassed the 70% completion milestone and is moving toward finish line on its multi-year Sewer Interceptor Improvement Project.
“The project has hit a milestone and the light is at the end of the tunnel or pvc pipe so to say,” commented Mt. Werner Water & Sanitation District General Manager Frank Alfone. “This valuable improvement project will benefit the community for the foreseeable future, and we appreciate everyone’s patience as construction crews work through the final portion of this comprehensive and complex system.”
This year, Native Excavating has installed 2,265 linear feet of 24-inch sewer pipe and eight manholes. The approximate percentage completed equals 71% of the main sewer line—excluding the lateral connections and crews are about one week ahead of schedule.
Over the final segment of the project, crews will install service/lateral connections into the new sewer main and continue abandonment of the old (existing) sewer main. Then, the focus will shift to testing and inspecting the new sewer main and manhole connections. Finally, private irrigations systems which impacted during the work such as City Market Fuel and The Village at Steamboat, will be repaired or replaced.
The next 30 days see the project turn east and cross through the southernmost Village at Steamboat Building’s driveway, then across/under Pine Grove Road and into Ski Town Park. Native Excavating will enter the park on October 3 (no sooner than Oct. 1 per Parks & Rec.) – mainly to reduce impacts to sports activities.
Construction will be limited to the far north side of the park and will be enclosed by a construction fence on the south side and the parking area on the north. The end point for the project is near the southeast corner of the Tennis Bubble and anticipated to finish around October 28. New sod will be installed in the park over disturbed areas next spring.
The design parameters for the project were based on the results of the MWWSD Sanitary Sewer Trunk Replacement Master Plan performed by Civil Design Consultants. Engineering and Design Plans were prepared by Landmark Consultants, Inc. Phase III of the project is funded in part with a Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority Loan (4.5M).
ContactFrank Alfone, General Manager, Mt. Werner Water & Sanitation District, 970.879.2424 or emailMatt Barnard, Parks Project Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.7043 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220 or email