Lift Station Elimination Gravity Sewer Line

Project Timeline
  • Design, Procurement, and Permitting: Completed September 2018
  • Project Award: November 2018
  • Construction Began: February 2019
  • Estimated Completion Date: August 2019
Project Team
  • Project Designer: JVA Consultants (Glenwood Springs, CO)
  • Project Surveyor: DOWL (Montrose, CO)
  • Construction Contractor: Mountain Valley Contracting (Montrose, CO)
Project Costs
  • Design: $110k
  • Construction: $650k (anticipated)
Lift Station Elimination Project Area

Project Overview


The City of Montrose owns and operates three sanitary sewer lift stations west of South Townsend Avenue.  These lift stations were installed to support individual developments and were intended to be temporary in nature until a time when a gravity trunk line could be installed running north along the Uncompahgre River.  All three of these lift stations are nearing the end of their service lives, are causing excessive corrosion of the sanitary sewer system downstream of their discharge points (due to hydrogen sulfide generated from the lift stations), and present a large maintenance and environmental liability for the city. 

The lift station elimination project will install a trunk sewer line along the future alignment of Rio-Grande Avenue as shown, allow all three of these lift stations to be eliminated, and place this area onto the gravity sewer network.