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  2. This summer Denver Water will begin work on a new multi-level outlet works at Marston Reservoir.  Denver Water has requested that the below notice be posted on the District’s website:


    Construction Information from Denver Water


    Denver Water will be working at Marston Forebay, which is the reservoir that feeds into the treatment plant, from summer 2014 through fall 2015 to remove aging pipes and construct a new multilevel outlet works. The multilevel outlet works will be constructed on the north side of the forebay (reservoir) near Marston Treatment Plant. To prepare for construction, no water will be added to Marston in spring 2014. Marston is currently 62 percent full and will continue to decrease through September 2014. Marston will remain very low until construction is completed in fall 2015.


    The new multilevel outlet works will allow water to be drawn from various water levels instead of one. The ability to draw water from different levels will improve the quality of water sent to the treatment plant, ultimately improving the quality of drinking water for Denver Water’s service area. The new outlet works platform will be located about 80 feet into the forebay and will be connected to the dam by a 14-foot-wide access bridge. The platform will be about 20 feet wide with safety rails along the sides of the platform.


    While the water level is low for the outlet works project, crews also will work on improving the safety of the South Dam. Both projects are currently under the design and contractor-selection process.


    More information is available at Throughout the project, updates will be posted on the website. If you have questions or concerns, contact Joe Sloan, Denver Water Public Affairs, at 303-628-6320 or