Scott J. Morse Pump Station Rehabilitation

Scott J. Morse Pump Station Rehabilitation


An engineering needs assessment of the Scott J. Morse (formerly Columbine West) Pump Station has been commissioned and should be completed later this year. Upon completion of the needs assessment, District staff and the District’s consultant, Merrick & Company, will determine a scope of work for rehabilitation and upgrading the pump station.


The 43 year old Scott J. Morse pump station provides peak water flow and fire flow capability to 330 homes in the Columbine West Subdivision located generally between South Pierce Street, West Coal Mine Avenue, South Wadsworth Boulevard, and West Ken Caryl Avenue. The current engineering assessment includes evaluation of two variable speed pumps and motors, the constant speed auxiliary fire pump and motor, steel inlet and outlet piping, and the variable speed control system. Numerous small leaks have occurred on the steel piping within the pump station, and the pumps and motors have not been replaced or had major work since they were installed in 1972. The budgeted cost for this project is $718,750.


For questions or comments concerning this project, please feel free to call the District’s Project and Construction Coordinator, Tony Cocozzella at 303-979-2333.



CURRENT STATUSAs of March 17th, 2017 the rehabilitation of the pump station was completed and all services were fully restored.


August 2017: External improvements are planned for the pump station including new siding and roof tiles.



Demolition in progress


To view a video of completed interior of the pump station, please see below:




Additional information will be posted to this page as it becomes available.