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Infrastructure and Assets

Denver Water's new Administration Building, seen from the sidewalk in front of the renovated Three Stone Buildings. Photo credit: Denver Water.

Denver Water is a leader in understanding and promoting sustainability both in the state of Colorado and in water utility planning. Our goal is to build environments responsibly and enhance Denver Water property.

We are dedicated to sustainable growth and operation of our assets, and we'll lead by example by sharing experience and expertise. 

Goals that have been met

Current initiatives

Lead Reduction Program

Denver Water is committed to delivering safe water to our customers. The water that we provide to homes and businesses is lead-free, but lead can get into the water as it moves through lead-containing household fixtures, plumbing and water service lines — the pipe that brings water into the home from the main in the street — that are owned by the customer. 

The Lead Reduction Program was approved in December 2019 by the Environmental Protection Agency and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The program has five main components: 

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Planning for our future


Built environment and operations


  • Incorporate standards that include stormwater runoff in the redevelopment of two Denver Water properties by 2025.


  • Maximize participation and benefits of LEED, Envision, SITES and other building certifications by implementing standards in all new construction and major renovation when applicable. 
  • Uphold Denver Water’s green cleaning standards regarding chemical type in product and services within Denver Water operations. 


  • Continue to participate in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program at the Gold Leader level. 
  • Continue to participate in the City and County of Denver’s Certifiably Green Denver Program to qualify Denver Water’s fleet shop for certification. 
  • Continue to invest and participate in new trials and pilots for energy, water and waste savings within our infrastructure. 
  • Install permeable pavement and surfaces when applicable in development and resurfacing projects. 
  • Include sustainability goals for all Continuous Improvement events. 



  • Consider fuel-efficient vehicles and alternative transportation options for all new fleet vehicles. 
  • Continue to evaluate and update IT Asset Management Plan.