City of Aurora, Colorado
Well Construction and Testing
The City of Aurora retained BBA to develop water rights and to design and inspect the construction of the City’s Cherry Creek alluvial water supply wells and various deep Denver Basin wells. In 1955, the City constructed the alluvial wells and operated them for a number of years. The wells were constructed using techniques that were standard at the time, but over the years, the construction failed. During the water supply drought of 2002 and 2003, the City’s surface water supplies were greatly diminished, thereby increasing the reliance on the City’s Cherry Creek well field. BBA assisted the City with the construction of eight Denver Basin water supply wells to provide a reliable water supply alternative to the City’s surface water supplies. Using current well design technology, the individual wells produce more water today than they produced at the time of original construction.