Construction Projects - Fort Collins - Loveland Water District

Improving our infrastructure to ensure access to high-quality, reliable water for generations

The Fort Collins-Loveland Water District serves over 60,000 customers spanning approximately 60 square miles across parts of Fort Collins, Loveland, Timnath, Windsor and Larimer County. For over 60 years, we have been dedicated to our mission of providing high-quality, secure, reliable, and affordable water. To ensure that we are well-positioned to meet the water needs of current and future customers for generations to come, the District has developed a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) as part of our long-range master planning strategy. 

The CIP includes a variety of construction projects such as the installation of new pipelines, maintenance and repair of water infrastructure such as pipelines and pump stations, and the construction of new storage facilities. These projects are crucial for ensuring access to clean and safe water, improving water infrastructure and meeting growing demands.

We understand these projects can be an inconvenience. Please know our team is working diligently to complete projects quickly and efficiently to minimize the impact. This page is designed to provide customers and our community with information on current and upcoming projects within the District. If you have any questions or concerns about a project please contact our office at  (970) 226-3104 or send us a message through our contact form.

Current Projects and Improvements

Zone 5 Project – Phase 1

June – November 2023

The Zone 5 Project is a multi-phase project stretching approximately 8 miles across the City of Fort Collins.  Existing FCLWD infrastructure is undersized for current and future flow needs, resulting in dependence on pump stations and alternative water delivery sources. The Zone 5 project will increase hydraulic capacity and improve overall system performance and reliability. The completion of this project is critical to continue to deliver reliable and affordable water to our customers. During phase 1 of the project we will be installing a 24″ water line along Manhattan Ave. and Troutman Pkwy.  

It is not expected that water services will be interrupted as part of construction. If an interruption is necessary, residents will be notified via a door hanger 24 hours in advance.

During the project, the following areas will be impacted with roadway restrictions, detours and closures. Please follow all crew instructions and signage and be prepared to use detour routes, park on adjacent streets and allow additional time for commuting. 

  • Northbound Lane of Manhattan Ave. | June – Sept. 2023
  • Along Starling and Tanager Streets | Sept. – Nov. 2023
  • Bore Under New Mercer Ditch & BNSF Railroad | Aug. – Nov. 2023
    • NOTE: the east/west pedestrian/bike access across New Mercer ditch at W. Troutman Pkwy will be closed for the duration of the bore.
  • Westbound Lane of Troutman Parkway| June – Sept. 2023
  • Bore Under College Ave. | Aug. – Nov. 2023
  • Troutman Pedestrian Underpass will remain open; however, temporary closures may occur

Please Note: dates are estimates based on favorable weather conditions and are subject to change.

For questions about the Zone 5 Project, please contact Linsey Chalfant at or 970.226.3104 ext. 108