Lanterns 1 Well Facility

Project details

Three new deep groundwater Denver Basin wells are being built in an open area south of Crystal Valley Parkway at Plum Creek Boulevard on a parcel dedicated to the Town. The wells are needed to accommodate peak demand during the irrigation season. These wells will produce approximately 1 million gallons of water and connect to the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility. Drilling of the wells, construction of the well facility and the connection of the wells to Plum Creek Water Purification Facility is scheduled from October 2018 through May 2020.

This property is also slated for development of a future Lanterns Park.


September 2020 update:

  • This project is substantially complete with regrading and seeding being scheduled.

January 2020 update:

  • These wells, the well facility and connection to the treatment plant are essentially complete with final testing and facility check-list in process. 
  • Seeding of the site is scheduled for spring 2020, but is dependent upon developer considerations and coordination.

October 2018 – May 2020

This construction schedule is approximate and can be affected by weather conditions.

  • Construction began in October 2018 and the drilling of the three wells was completed in March 2019, ahead of schedule. 
  • Construction of the well facility began in March 2019 and work will continue from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. No weekend or evening work is scheduled. As of January 2020, the well facility is essentially complete.
  • Connection of the raw water pipeline to Plum Creek Water Purification Facility will pass under Crystal Valley Parkway Bridge, Plum Creek and the railroad. No road closures are expected from this construction but for construction activity safety, lane closures may be required. Work is scheduled from early spring 2019 to May 2020. (Approximate location of the pipelines are denoted in red on the map.)
  • A temporary water line was constructed for water use during summer 2019 from these wells to East Plum Creek or other infrastructure, and has since been replaced by permanent infrastructure.


The construction contract was awarded to Hydro Resources – Rocky Mountain, Inc. with a project cost of approximately $3.9 million. HEI and Global are additional construction contractors on site.


There are no road closures scheduled. However, the corner at Plum Creek Boulevard and Portmeirion Lane is the construction access point and residents should expect heavy construction traffic at this location. Residents can also expect some construction equipment traveling along Crystal Valley Parkway and south to Plum Creek Boulevard. For safety considerations, some lane closures may periodically be in effect. 

Lanterns water pipelines