North Campus Well Field Expansion  |  City of Aurora, CO

Natural Resource Management Engineering and Design

Six new production wells located on the former Thornton property will convey water into an existing 24-inch PVC pipeline on the north end of the current well field. The first phase involves design, testing, permitting, and construction services to drill the six new wells. The second phase involves design, permitting, and construction to equip the new wells with pumping equipment and supporting infrastructure. KJ services include civil, mechanical, environmental permitting, structural, electrical and controls engineering from design through construction completion, including an on-site resident engineer and biologist to monitor sensitive species.

The project design focused on avoiding regulated areas, minimizing the environmental impacts of regulated activities, and streamlining environmental permitting requirements. A preliminary project limit of disturbance based on the proposed well locations guided an environmental review of proposed disturbances that coincided with areas and/or activities regulated by local, county, state, and/or federal entities. The project design team considered this information and evaluated alternatives to further reduce disturbances and regulatory permitting. A final Environmental Inventory Report identified permits required to facilitate project implementation. An active bald eagle nest identified on the project site during the environmental review required coordination with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and US Fish and Wildlife and monitoring of the nest by Kennedy Jenks during well drilling activities.

Project Highlight

KJ’s involvement on the project team contributed to a prompt field mobilization, efficient field implementation, and streamlined restoration requirements – saving both time and money on a crucial public water supply project.