Because of the growing demand for water, Pinewood’s Water District designed a plan that included installing large-diameter pipe, and the reservoir’s construction. The pictures below show the projects from inception to completion. Approximate date; from inception in 2000 to 2009 when the reservoir was first filled.
Trenching and Pipe Laying
The massive 113,000-pound trencher moves down Kiowa
The outflow and intake piles were set into a trench that measured three-feet wide by seven-feet deep
Each 50-foot length of high-density polyethylene pipe took 20 minutes to fuse
PWSWD cut costs in half by using Colorado’s largest trenching machine
The “packer-whacker” tamps down the trench soil
The rock was literally ground into dirt and the “spoil” conveyed to the side of the trench
Crow Lane Reservoir
Before the reservoir
Clearing the site
Leveling the land
The cement goes in…
…as a crane assists
The spillway nears completion
And done at last!