Capital Improvement Project Page

As the City of Fountain grows, we are continually investing in important infrastructure that maintains and improves the reliability of our electric system and the quality of life for our community.

This is done through various Capital Improvement Planned Projects (CIP) that are approved through our esteemed City Council during the bi-annual budget planning sessions, as well as partnerships with our local school districts and developers that are working in our area.

CIP & Current Projects:

In Process:

Project Name: 

115 kV Transmission Line Construction Project
Began: August 2018

Project Overview:

The new 115 kV Transmission Line Construction Project will be the first project of this magnitude that the City of Fountain Electric has completed. To ensure reliability of Fountain’s power grid, a transmission loop is being developed that will connect the North Fountain Substation to the future substation that will be located on the eastern portion of our electric service territory.  

Estimation of Project Time Frame:

Construction began the week of August 13, 2018 and will be ongoing for approximately 2 years.

The City’s Electric Department crews and contractor began the process of installing conduit that will house the new electric infrastructure out of the North Fountain Substation in conjunction with the new Duckwood Rd. alignment prior to paving operations in the public utility easement provided. 

How will this impact traffic in the area?

As construction continues on this project, we anticipate some lane and road closures that will impede roadway traffic on and off throughout the completion of this project. Be sure to watch for roadway updates on our Facebook page and our GIS page.   These will take place on the east bound lane of C&S Road and Legend Oak Drive to Valley Ranch Point. 

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we strengthen the backbone of our infrastructure to ensure reliability to our community.  

Conductor Installation Operations:

115 kV Line Conduit Installation Trench  115 kV Line Conduit Installation  115 kV Line Conduit Installation with Concrete Forms  115 kV Line Conduit Installation Concrete

Project Name: 

Jimmy Camp Creek Substation Construction Project
Begins: January 2021

Project Overview:

The construction of the Jimmy Camp Creek Substation will begin in January of 2021 and is anticipated to be completed by the summer months.  This will be the first additional substation to be added to our system since the 1970’s.  Making this project long overdue.

Estimation of Project Time Frame:

Customers, visitors and local residents may see some preliminary ground work beginning at the end of December 2020 to prepare for the construction of the new substation to begin the first few months of 2021.  We anticipate this new substation to be operational no later than the end of the year as it is on an expedited construction schedule.

This project is being completed in conjunction with the 115 kV line from the North Fountain Substation that will connect the two substations to strengthen the electric infrastructures backbone.  

How will this impact traffic in the area?

As construction continues on this project, we anticipate minimal lane and road closures.  However, please be sure to watch for roadway updates on our Facebook page and our GIS page.    

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we strengthen the backbone of our infrastructure to ensure reliability to our community.  

Project Name: 

200 Amp Secondary Upgrade Project
On Going

Project Overview:

This project is to complete electric underground upgrades to lines that have reached their life expectancy.  Ensuring reliable electric service and accommodating an increase in load demands from 100 amp service to 200 amp service availability. 

The corrosive soil in our area has caused the external conductor on these lines to deteriorate, causing underground faults / outages to occur.  We anticipate these operations to continue to be required until all of the underground lines in the electric service territory that were installed in 1970 have been replaced with new cable.

The City has contracted through Ranger Underground to complete the boring portion of this project with our electric crews pulling in and terminating the new electric lines once they are installed.

We are currently working in the Little Ranches Subdivision of Fountain in the south eastern portion of our system.

As this project progresses, it will require that crews access utility easements located on your property, and will need to schedule periodic outages to complete this work for safety purposes.  If you will be affected by a scheduled power outage, you will be notified with a door hanger 24-hours in advance.  

To ensure the safety of our public and our contractors, the City of Fountain issues a Contractors ID Badge so these individuals will be readily identifiable.  For your convenience, we are adding a photo here of their company logo that you may see on their equipment.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns about anyone stating they work with the City of Fountain, please contact us at 719-322-2010.

Ranger Underground Logo

Estimation of Project Time Frame:

This project is anticipated to continue until all underground lines that were installed prior to 1970 are replaced throughout the Electric Service Territory.  Estimated date of completion would be end of 2022 providing no delays are mandated due to funding, project urgency or cost of materials.

Will this impact traffic in the area?

As construction continues on this project, we do not anticipate our operations to impede roadway traffic in the area as the majority of the operations required are located within the Utility Easement in the rear lot of most properties.