Since 1996, acre feet of water pumped has remained relatively stable ranging between 701 to 971-acre feet. The town has pumped an average of 856-acre feet per year of water which is only 26% of the total available water rights held by the Town. The Town has 2,664-acre feet of water available for municipal use, 1,887 of which supply the water system and the remainder of which are reserved for municipal uses not currently connected to the water treatment plant, mainly irrigation. In addition, the Town has 558-acre feet for irrigation including 268-acre feet which are reserved for the golf course.

Between 2004 and 2014 the Town billed between 133 million and 244 million gallons annually. Unlike total billed gallons which rose and fell between 2004 and 2014, average users have steadily increased since 2004. In 2004 the Town provided water service to 770 customers, in 2014 the Town provided services to 921 total customers, a 19% increase over 10 years. Limon has water rights to allow the community to double in size.



Limon is current served by Wired with Bijou/Eastern Colorado Independent Networks (ECIN) and CenturyLink; by Fixed Wireless with Bijou/Eastern Colorado Independent Networks (ECIN) and Rebeltec Wireless; and by Cellular with AT&T, Verizon, and Viaero according to the Regional Broadband Strategic completed in 2017 by the East Central Council of Governments.
As a community Limon voters approved a ballot issue in 2018 which, pursuant to Colorado Senate Bill 05-152, re-established the authority to provide all services, restricted since 2005 by Title 29, Article 27 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, described as "advanced services" (high-speed internet), "telecommunications services" and "cable services", including any new or improved high bandwidth services based on existing or future technologies, telecommunications services and cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, non-profit entities, governmental entities, and other users of such services, either directly or indirectly, to any and all service areas, with public or private sector partners. 
Although the Town does not currently own any municipal fiber optic or other external telecommunication infrastructure, future direct or indirect services would likely increase competition and potentially decrease the cost and expense of services to residents and businesses by providing opportunities to private service providers to partner with the Town to deliver services to residents and businesses.



As highlighted within this prospectus, Limon is called “Hub City” due to its location on the highway network. Five state and federal highways come together to provide highway connections in every direction.

The congressionally designated High Priority Corridor on the National Highway System includes Interstate 70 west of Limon, U.S. Highway 40/287 south of Limon and Colorado Highway 71 north of Limon.

Interstate 70, an east-west interstate highway, is the 70-mile direct connection to Denver as well as points east of Colorado. It currently sees growing traffic counts with all annual daily counts of 13,000, 3,500 combination trucks and 270 single trucks east of Exit 359. West of Exit 359 sees annual daily counts of 15,000, 4,100 combination trucks and 320 single trucks.

U.S. Highway 40/287 is the direct connection between the Colorado Front Range and markets in Texas. This corridor, between the Colorado / Oklahoma border and Limon has seen an over 49% increase in daily traffic counts, including almost 62% increase in daily truck counts, between 1999 and 2018. On an average for this corridor, trucks account for 47.55% of the total daily annual counts but portions are as high as 59% trucks.

Colorado Highway 71 connects north-south including the Arkansas Valley and Northeast Colorado including Fort Morgan, Brush, LaJunta and Rocky Ford.

A 73-mile direct connection to Colorado Springs is provided by U.S. Highway 24.

Colorado Highway 86, just west of Limon connects east to Kiowa, Elizabeth, Franktown and Castlerock.

Limon’s central location on the Eastern Plains provides practically equidistant access to urban markets in the Denver and Colorado Springs metro areas, as well as access to smaller industrial markets in northeastern Colorado.

Central location also allows commercial truck drivers to access the Front Range as well as eastern Kansas, western Nebraska, the Texas Panhandle and northern New Mexico in single day driving capacity, reducing costs for shippers. Over 1.6 million trucks annual pass through Limon.

Traffic delays across the Front Range make the driving time from Lincoln County communities to employment in the metro areas equivalent to some commutes along I-25 or I-70 in the cities, motivating some urban residents to relocate to Lincoln County communities.

Rail Service

Limon is served by Union Pacific RR, a Class I railroad, and by Kyle RR, a short line railroad.

Union Pacific Railroad
In Colorado, the Union Pacific rail line serving Limon extends from hubs Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Portland and Craig, CO through Denver from the west and extends east to Topeka, KS and Kansas City, KS/MO where connections can be made to most any location east, north or south from there.

Union Pacific Rail - Colorado

Union Pacific Rail - United States

Kyle Railroad

Kyle RR, owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc., is a short line railroad with a western terminus at the Union Pacific Railroad at Limon. It extends east through Burlington, CO, Colby and Phillipsburg, KS. In addition to its interchange with Union Pacific in Limon, it also has interchanges with BNSF in Courtland and Concordia, KS. The short line has 84 miles in Colorado and an additional 471 in Kansas for a total of 555 miles.

Air Service

Limon Municipal Airport

Limon Municipal Airport is a public use airport located within the Town of Limon on the eastern edge of town. The airport encompasses approximately 397 acres and is owned and operated by the Town of Limon. The airport is a general aviation airport utilized by a range of aircraft ranging from single-engine aircraft up to small sized multi-engine business jets.

Limon Municipal Airport is located at 39°16’29.2”N latitude and 103°39”57.1”W longitude. The Airport elevation is 5,374 feet mean sea level (MSL).

The current Runway Design Code for Runway 16/34 and ARC for the Limon Municipal Airport is B-I (Small). The current design aircraft for the airport is the Beech King Air 100. There is one runway at Limon Municipal Airport. Runway 16/34 is 4,700 feet long and 60 feet wide. The runway is constructed of Portland Concrete Cement with a published strength of 12,500 pounds single wheel gear. The taxiway system at the airport consists of partial parallel taxiway A with connector taxiway A1, A2, and A3. The taxiways are 25 feet wide and are in good condition.

The aircraft apron provides an area for based and transient aircraft parking. Limon Municipal Airport has approximately 6,010 square yards of apron with 20 aircraft tie-downs. The airport provides fueling facilities by credit or proprietary cards.

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport (DIA) is the 20th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. With 64.5 million passengers traveling through the airport in 2018, DEN is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually.

DIA is located less than 80 miles or an hour and 15 minutes west of Limon via uncongested Interstate 70.

It is a leader when it comes to the ability to move and handle large volumes of air cargo, making the airport a perfect place for companies that require steady and reliable shipments of materials and components from overseas. The airport’s total cargo operations currently exceed approximately 235,611 metric tons per year. DEN is home to several world-class cargo movers and support facilities, including World Port Cargo Support, DHL, UPS, FedEx and United Airlines cargo. The U.S. Postal Service facility is also located nearby, providing a wide array of competitive shipping and receiving options. 

Colorado Springs Airport

Located to the southwest of Limon, approximately 73 miles or an hour and 20 minutes via U.S. Highway 24 is the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). It is the second busiest commercial service airport in the state.