Garney to Build New Water Facilities in Colorado
Jul 01, 2011
Garney Companies Inc. has been awarded more than $375 million in contracts to improve Colorado’s water infrastructure, the company announced recently. Two projects were awarded independently by the Denver Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and Colorado Springs Utilities.
Garney is teamed with CH2M Hill as the design-builder for the 24 mgd Northern Treatment Plant, which will be part of the Metro District’s service to about 1.7 million people. Existing facilities are expected to soon reach capacity, according to Metro District Manager Catherine R. Gerali, but the new facility in the in the northern metropolitan Denver region will be one of the most advanced in the western United States. The plant is expected to be fully operational by December of 2015.
In Colorado Springs, Garney will construct approximately 6.4 miles of 66-inch steel pipeline, a portion of the
Southern Delivery System (SDS) Raw Water Transmission Pipeline. Once completed, the SDS will bring water from the Arkansas River to Colorado Springs, Fountain, Security and Pueblo West, ensuring uninterrupted water for homes and businesses, even as other aging pipelines require repair. Water delivery from SDS is expected to begin in 2016.
Approaching its 50th anniversary this year, Garney cites employee ownership as a primary motivator in its long-term success. “Rarely do more than 700 people join together and work toward a common goal, but this is in fact what happens every day at Garney,” said Matt Foster, Vice President at Garney. “From our boardroom to the trenches, every one of our employee-owners is committed to results and customer satisfaction.”