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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Construction of a $1.1 billion pipeline to carry water from Pueblo Dam to Colorado Springs has been pushed back by four years because of new estimates on when it will be needed.
The Colorado Springs City Council voted to delay the completion date of the 46-mile-long Southern Delivery System from 2012 to 2016.
The city-owned Colorado Springs Utilities told the council the latest estimates say the water won't be needed until 2017.
The council also voted in favor of routing the pipeline through Pueblo, instead of a more westerly route through nearby Fremont County.
The pipeline would supply the cities of Colorado Springs, Security and Fountain and the Pueblo West community.
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