Vail water infrastructure project under way |

Vail water infrastructure project under way

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Eagle River Water and Sanitation District began construction Monday on upgrades to the Vail public water system. The project includes installation of additional piping, remote water quality analyzers, and upgraded equipment at seven sites throughout Vail and is required to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Ground Water Rule regulations.

Beginning Monday, construction is occurring along South Frontage Road in Vail between Ford Park’s eastern parking lot and Vail Valley Drive. A utility box and associated equipment will be installed and connected to the water distribution system.

The work will require single-lane closures of South Frontage Road for about one-half mile within the project area from through Friday. Traffic control measures will be in place, with flaggers to direct traffic around the closed lane. Work is being coordinated with the town of Vail’s shoulder widening project on South Frontage Road to minimize traffic disruptions.

The Ground Water Rule applies to more than 147,000 public water systems throughout the United States that use ground water. The Environmental Protection Agency anticipated the Ground Water Rule would result in increased costs to public water systems and States. Implementation of the Ground Water Rule in the Vail public water system is funded via an existing monthly debt service rate. Construction at the various sites will continue through November.

For project construction information, call John Cahill, construction manager, at 970-471-5357 or visit the district’s website at

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