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About Us

Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.5 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a public agency funded by water rates and new tap fees, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility.

Explore this section to learn about our extensive history, or how we’re leading the way for tomorrow through environmental stewardship.


We are committed to continuously improving our operations while remaining responsible stewards of our natural environment.

How We Operate

See Denver Water's operating rules, Strategic Plan, environmental stewardship and more.


Denver Water's Newsroom offers reporters, editors and other media professionals up-to-date access to information and news.


Denver Water has had a remarkable history, full of engineering marvels and plenty of hard work.

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

The CAC is a volunteer committee that advises Denver Water on a variety of issues while encouraging and coordinating public participation in the water department’s policy-making process.