Lanterns 1 Well Facility

Aka Wells CR-228, CR-229 and CR-230

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 will take place from October 2018 through November 2020.

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


October 2018 – November 2020

This construction schedule is approximate and can be affected by weather conditions.
  • Construction activity will mobilize October 2018.
  • Drilling, installation of pumping equipment and testing of the wells is planned for October 2018 through March 2019. Drilling is scheduled to continue 24 hours a day. Around the clock drilling is necessary to ensure proper well integrity during the process. The wells will reach down to the Arapaho, Denver and Dawson aquifers, more than 1,500 feet below the surface. In order to help dampen the rig noise, a 16 foot sound wall will be installed on the East and West sides of the well site. 
  • Construction of the well facility is scheduled to begin spring 2019 and work will continue from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. No weekend or evening work is scheduled.  
  • 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 spring 2019 to November 2020.
  • A temporary water line may be constructed for water use during summer 2019 from these wells to East Plum Creek or other infrastructure.


The construction contract was awarded to Hydro Resources – Rocky Mountain, Inc. with a project cost of approximately $3.9 million.


During well drilling, the corner at Plum Creek Blvd. and Portmeirion Lane will be temporarily closed. At this corner is the access road to the property as well as a hydrant to be used for construction water. 

Residents can expect 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 Well 1 site map