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Oct. 29, 2014 WISE one step closer to delivering water
The southern suburbs of Denver took a significant step forward on Oct. 21 when members of the South Metro Water Supply Authority and Denver Water purchased the East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District’s Western Waterline. The pipeline purchase is a significant milestone in WISE, a partnership between 10 of the South Metro members, Denver Water and Aurora Water to share water supply and infrastructure.
Oct. 16, 2014 Denver Water honored at WaterSense event
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently honored Denver Water with its WaterSense 2014 Excellence in Strategic Collaboration Award. The award recognized Denver Water for its commitment to promoting water efficiency and our efforts to build partnerships with water stakeholders.
Oct. 08, 2014 Denver Water sets course for 2015
At its meeting today, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted rate changes to fund essential repairs and upgrades to Denver Water’s system in 2015.
Sept. 17, 2014 Partial closure at Waterton Canyon
Beginning Monday, Sept. 29, through Jan. 31, 2015, the upper portion of the Waterton Canyon trail will be closed Monday through Friday at mile marker 3.1, for a project to improve the reliability of electricity at Denver Water’s canyon facilities. The entire trail will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sept. 08, 2014 Denver Water seeks new Citizens Advisory Committee members
Denver Water’s Citizens Advisory Committee, the 10-member volunteer committee that facilitates public involvement for Denver Water policies and programs, has an opening for a Denver citizens representative and an environmental groups representative.
Sept. 05, 2014 Moody’s upgrades Denver Water’s revenue bonds to Aaa
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Denver Water’s revenue bonds from Aa1 to Aaa, its highest rating.
Through September, East Dry Creek Road will be down to one lane in each direction between Colorado Boulevard and Adams Street. Pedestrian and bike traffic on the north side of East Dry Creek Road will be detoured to the south side of the road.
Denver Water is in the middle of a $40 million capital project to improve the safety and reliability of Ashland Reservoir, built in the 1890s. The first of two underground water storage tanks that are being replaced is nearly finished, and the new roof will be poured on Monday, Aug. 18.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, agricultural and environmental organizations, West Slope water districts and Denver Water have come together to explore measures that could help benefit the Colorado River and avoid reaching critically low water levels in Lake Powell.
In support of the Colorado River basin states drought contingency planning to address a long-term imbalance on the Colorado River caused by years of drought conditions, municipal water providers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado and the federal government signed a landmark water conservation agreement this week called the Colorado River System Conservation program.