Southern Ute Indian Tribe (SUIT) Raw Water Storage Reservoir
Owner: Southern Ute Utilities
Client: Southern Ute Utilities
Project Manager: Rob Harries
Working for the Utility Division, Goff developed construction plans and administered construction of a 20-million-gallon raw water storage reservoir to supplement the SUIT raw water storage capacity. The reservoir was a critical component for the Tribe’s water system as the existing reservoir was undersized for the service population. The reservoir was also necessary to ensure continued delivery of low turbidity water in the event of wildfire within the Los Pinos watershed. The project presented unique challenges such as high groundwater, near surface presence of bedrock material, lack of pumping capabilities, and environmentally sensitive areas.