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Again and again, Denver Water has been recognized for outstanding sustainability efforts, a public nod to our mission of protecting water, the communities that rely on it and the ecosystems that supply it. 

Leed Certification for Operations Complex


Denver Water's Operations Complex Redevelopment project has been awarded multiple LEED Green Building certifications.

AMWA Award for Sustainable Water Utility Management


Peer utilities across the United States highlighted Denver Water’s work to protect ecosystems, communities and climate with the AMWA Sustainable Water Utility Management Award.

CDPHE Environmental Leadership Program’s Gold Leader


In 2020, Denver Water was honored by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment with a “Gold” certification in the state’s Environmental Leadership Program.

Gold status is the program’s highest recognition for operations in Colorado. It’s reserved for organizations and companies that show commitment to sustainable practices and go beyond regulatory compliance through continuous improvement in waste reduction, resource conservation and energy savings.

Carbon Footprint Registry’s Award for Gold Status


Denver Water was recognized for a decade of work to closely track, and reduce, its emissions.

Additional awards

  • City and County of Denver’s Certifiably Green Business for the Administration Building award (2020).
  • City and County of Denver Office of Sustainability’s “Love This Place” award for Implementer of Sustainability (2018).
  • Blue Star Recycler’s Award for Star Partner (2017).
  • Association of Municipal Water Agencies’ Platinum Award for Utility Excellence (2015).
  • Global Water Award for Water Performance Initiative of the Year (2015).
  • Trout Unlimited River Stewardship Honoree in the “Learning by Doing” partnership (2016).
  • EPA WaterSense Excellence Awards (2014 and 2015).