Recycled Water Pipeline
A recycled water pipeline is being constructed outside the Museum in the park. The line will run from the Museum's new addition on the south side, along the west side of the Museum, and through City Park Golf Course to connect with a Denver Water recycled water main near the zoo. The recycled water will use heat pump technology to increase efficiency of the new wing’s heating and cooling plant. The water will not be consumed; 100 percent of the water will return to the original line. In the summer, after removing heat from the building, the water will be returned to the line approximately 10 degrees warmer, and in the winter it will return 10 degrees cooler. This innovative project is partially funded by a grant from the Department of Energy.