City’s Geothermal Test Well Project Commences Final Stage
Contact: Jeff Rice, Utilities Energy Efficiency Manager, 920-5118 or 309-5974 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aspen, Colorado – April 2, 2013 – The City of Aspen’s contractor will begin work on the last phase of the geothermal test well in the parking lot next to Herron Park on Monday, April 15th. This the final phase of testing to determine if there are suitable resources up to 1500 feet below the surface.
The City’s contractor Dan's Water Well will arrive on site on Monday, April 15th to set up equipment. Drilling will begin Wednesday or Thursday that week. The contractor has approximately 500 more feet to drill before reaching the agreed upon 1500 feet maximum.
Work hours will be 7:30 am to 5:30 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays. The project site size, appearance and sound will be essentially the same as in phase one of the project. Work will end on May 27, 2013 or sooner. The City will work with its contractors to minimize any impacts on neighbors within the surrounding area. The neighbors are currently being notified.
The test site is only to determine the potential of using geothermal resources for heating, cooling or electricity. It does not mean it is a permanent site or that the City will automatically pursue geothermal resources.