News https://www.denverwater.org/ en Traffic Advisory — Lane closures at South Colorado Boulevard and East Yale Avenue start Sept. 8 https://www.denverwater.org/news/traffic-advisory-lane-closures-south-colorado-boulevard-and-east-yale-avenue-start-sept-8 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Traffic Advisory — Lane closures at South Colorado Boulevard and East Yale Avenue start Sept. 8</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/17184" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jimmy Luthye</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/07/2021 - 14:24</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-09-07T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">09/07/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>DENVER – Sept. 7, 2021 –</span></span></strong><span><span> Starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, Denver Water will begin a project to upgrade critical water infrastructure on South Colorado Boulevard, between East Dickenson Place and East Amherst Avenue.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The project will require daily lane closures in this area, including in the intersection of South Colorado Boulevard and East Yale Avenue. A uniformed police officer will direct traffic at this intersection during working hours. Motorists should expect delays when traveling through the area.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The following impacts will be in place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday:</span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Eastbound drivers on East Yale Avenue will be unable to turn left onto South Colorado Boulevard.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Northbound drivers on South Colorado Boulevard will be unable to turn left on to East Yale Avenue.</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><span>This work will take approximately one month to complete. The road will reopen fully each evening and on weekends.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 07 Sep 2021 20:24:49 +0000 Jimmy Luthye 20550 at https://www.denverwater.org Habitat improvement work near Forest Service Road 128 to alter access to popular Devil’s Thumb trailhead for up to six weeks https://www.denverwater.org/news/habitat-improvement-work-near-forest-service-road-128-alter-access-popular-devils-thumb <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Habitat improvement work near Forest Service Road 128 to alter access to popular Devil’s Thumb trailhead for up to six weeks</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/17255" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Denise Rendon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/16/2021 - 13:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-08-16T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">08/16/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A Denver Water project to improve stream habitat and ease fish migration on Cabin Creek will require closure of a small section of Forest Service Road 128 near Winter Park for up to six weeks. </p> <p>The work, beginning Aug. 16, will also mean a temporary change in access to the popular Devil’s Thumb trailhead.</p> <p>The project will replace two culverts under the road, also commonly referred to as Water Board Road. The new culverts, called “AOP (aquatic organism passage)” culverts, are designed to make passage far easier for native Colorado River Cutthroat trout by creating a more natural stream bottom and slowing water velocities. </p> <p>As part of the work, an unneeded, downstream flume will be removed and the stream will be reconstructed, two steps that will also improve fish habitat.</p> <p>For people wishing to access Devil’s Thumb trailhead, they will need to follow a detour requiring them to travel north on County Road 84 near Tabernash, then south on 128 to the trailhead. The common routes (using County Road 8) from Winter Park and Fraser will not provide drivers access to the Devil’s Thumb trailhead.</p> <p>The project is a collaboration between the U.S. Forest Service, Denver Water and Grand County Learning by Doing. </p> <p><strong>For questions, please contact:</strong><br /> Todd Hartman, <a href="mailto:todd.hartman@denverwater.org">todd.hartman@denverwater.org</a></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 Aug 2021 19:08:15 +0000 Denise Rendon 20136 at https://www.denverwater.org Denver Water seeks new Citizens Advisory Committee member https://www.denverwater.org/news/denver-water-seeks-new-suburban-citizens-advisory-committee-member <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Denver Water seeks new Citizens Advisory Committee member</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/17255" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Denise Rendon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/23/2021 - 13:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-07-23T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">07/23/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER – Friday, July 23, 2021</strong> <strong>—</strong> Denver Water’s 10-member <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="9404f690-8bb0-418d-a414-66203c95cffa" href="/about-us/citizens-advisory-committee">Citizens Advisory Committee</a> (CAC) is seeking a new Suburban customer representative. The volunteer committee advises the utility and its board on a range of issues while encouraging and coordinating public participation in the agency’s policy development. </p> <p>The appointment is for a three-year term. The CAC has historically met the third Thursday of each month, 5–7 p.m., at Denver Water, 1600 W. 12th Ave., Denver, CO 80204, but is currently meeting virtually. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. </p> <p>To qualify for the position, the applicant must 1) reside in Denver Water’s combined service area (i.e., be a Denver Water or distributor customer) and live outside of the City and County of Denver, 2) be a US Citizen, 3) have lived in Colorado for five or more years and 4) have the ability and willingness to connect with constituents from the group they represent on CAC. CAC representatives cannot be employed by Denver Water during their term. The committee works to maintain a balance of thought, background, skills and experience. </p> <p><a href="https://www.denverwater.org/about-us/citizens-advisory-committee/openings/suburban-residents">Applications</a> are due Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by 5 p.m. More information about the CAC, including the application, can be found on the <a href="https://www.denverwater.org/about-us/citizens-advisory-committee/openings">Denver Water website</a>.</p> <p><strong>For questions, please contact:</strong><br /> Ashley Denault, Denver Water staff liaison to CAC at <a href="mailto:303-634-3429">303-634-3429</a> or <a href="mailto:CitizensAdvisoryCommittee@denverwater.org">CitizensAdvisoryCommittee@denverwater.org</a>.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 23 Jul 2021 19:55:36 +0000 Denise Rendon 19656 at https://www.denverwater.org Traffic Advisory — Lane closures at East First Avenue and University Boulevard begin July 26 https://www.denverwater.org/news/traffic-advisory-lane-closures-east-first-avenue-and-university-boulevard-begin-july-26 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Traffic Advisory — Lane closures at East First Avenue and University Boulevard begin July 26</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/17184" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jimmy Luthye</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/22/2021 - 14:22</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-07-23T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">07/23/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>DENVER – July 23, 2021 –</span></span></strong><span><span> Starting Monday, July 26, Denver Water’s contractor, T. Lowell Construction, Inc., will begin a water main installation project at East First Avenue and University Boulevard, near Cherry Creek Shopping Center.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>This project is expected to last through November 2021.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Although traffic will remain open in both directions on East First Avenue, there will be various lane closures from University Boulevard to Marion Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the project. Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Signage will be placed and delays should be expected when traveling through the project area.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>During this project, crews will also replace five lead service lines. As part of Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Program, Denver Water will replace customer-owned </span></span><a href="https://www.denverwater.org/your-water/water-quality/lead/lead-service-lines"><span>lead service lines</span></a><span><span> with copper water lines, at no direct charge to the customer, when discovered during a project. For more information on Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Program, please visit </span></span><a href="http://denverwater.org/lead"><span>denverwater.org/Lead</span></a><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:22:44 +0000 Jimmy Luthye 19630 at https://www.denverwater.org Traffic Advisory — Lane closures at South Colorado Boulevard and East Yale Avenue begin overnight July 23 https://www.denverwater.org/news/traffic-advisory-lane-closures-south-colorado-boulevard-and-east-yale-avenue-begin-overnight <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Traffic Advisory — Lane closures at South Colorado Boulevard and East Yale Avenue begin overnight July 23</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/17184" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jimmy Luthye</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/22/2021 - 11:38</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-07-22T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">07/22/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>DENVER – July 22, 2021 –</span></span></strong><span><span> Starting overnight on Friday, July 23, Denver Water will begin a project to upgrade critical water infrastructure on South Colorado Boulevard, between East Cornell Avenue and East Yale Avenue.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>This will require daily lane closures in this area, including in the intersection of South Colorado Boulevard and East Yale Avenue, where eastbound traffic will be unable to turn left onto South Colorado Boulevard. A uniformed police officer will direct traffic at this intersection.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>This work will take approximately two weeks to complete, with work occurring 24 hours a day, seven days a week until it’s finished. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Alternate routes are advised.</span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:38:41 +0000 Jimmy Luthye 19629 at https://www.denverwater.org With critical water supply project facing unacceptable risk, Denver Water seeks relief from Boulder County process in federal court https://www.denverwater.org/news/critical-water-supply-project-facing-unacceptable-risk-denver-water-seeks-relief-boulder <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">With critical water supply project facing unacceptable risk, Denver Water seeks relief from Boulder County process in federal court</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/15" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Noel Willis</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/13/2021 - 22:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-07-14T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">07/14/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER — July 14, 2021 —</strong> Denver Water today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Boulder County, asserting the county is overreaching its authority and jeopardizing a federally ordered reservoir expansion critical to a safe and secure water supply for one quarter of the state’s population while risking long-planned benefits for the West Slope environment.</p> <h2>BACKGROUND</h2> <p>For nearly two decades, Denver Water has conducted an exhaustive and comprehensive planning and permitting process at the direction and oversight of six federal and state regulatory agencies. That process culminated last year <a href="/tap/reviewing-fercs-final-federal-nod-approval-gross-reservoir-expansion">in a final order</a> to commence expansion of Gross Reservoir from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has final authority over the expansion project because Gross Reservoir occupies federal lands specifically designated for hydropower production.</p> <p>For years, Denver Water has also attempted good faith efforts to work with Boulder County to secure county permits, including through two attempts at an intergovernmental agreement, robust engagement with county staff and neighbors, and participation in a local land-use review known as the “<a href="https://grossreservoir.org/what-is-1041/">1041 process</a>.” Unfortunately, Boulder County has been unreceptive and is using the 1041 process to frustrate the project, extending and delaying its review to the point that it is now placing the entire project at risk.</p> <h2>DENVER WATER STATEMENT ON NEED FOR THE PROJECT</h2> <p>It is hard to overstate the importance of the expansion of Gross Reservoir to the future of the Denver region. It will offer crucial protection to the utility’s water supplies from the urgent threat of <a href="/tap/keeping-a-close-eye-on-the-wildfires-of-2020">catastrophic wildfire</a> and <a href="/tap/snowpack-succumbing-to-sunbaked-soils">prolonged drought</a> — the same forces that nearly 20 years ago combined to threaten Denver Water’s ability to ensure drinking water to its customers.</p> <p>This risk to clean water supplies is even higher today, in an era of rapid climate change and increasing periods of extreme weather. Last year’s record wildfire fire season, which generated the three largest forest fires in Colorado history, only just missed triggering major impacts to Denver Water’s supplies. Water providers to the north haven’t been as lucky, unable to treat some supplies running black and brown with ash produced by the Cameron Peak fire. Denver Water must act now to mitigate these risks.</p> <p>The Gross Reservoir expansion conforms in every way to benchmarks in <a href="https://cwcb.colorado.gov/colorado-water-plan">Colorado’s Water Plan</a>, a plan developed through statewide and bottom-up guidance from eight major river basins over two years and published in 2015. That plan calls for increasing the capacity of <em>existing</em> reservoirs as a key element in creating 400,000 acre-feet of additional storage in the state by 2050.</p> <p>The State of Colorado, in comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, expressed its support for the Gross Reservoir expansion and has identified it specifically as fitting within the kind of project defined as necessary in Colorado’s Water Plan: “A significant portion of Colorado’s future needs will be met with the implementation of projects and planning processes that the local water providers are currently pursuing, including the Moffat Collection System Project” (aka Gross Reservoir expansion).</p> <p>The reservoir expansion also addresses the significant need for additional supplies in the metro region, as referenced in the Water Plan’s 2019 technical update. That update projected metro Denver demand will increase by 134,000 acre-feet to 280,000 acre-feet by 2050 against a 2015 baseline and the area likely will experience a supply shortfall, even accounting for the Gross Reservoir expansion and other water projects, a drop in per-capita use, and further conservation and reuse.</p> <h2>DENVER WATER STATEMENT ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT</h2> <p>Denver Water’s diligent and earnest work to build partnerships across the Continental Divide, conduct significant and ongoing <a href="/tap/getting-big-jump-healthy-environment">environmental mitigation</a> for the project and work closely with regulators since the early 2000s has earned the project the <a href="/tap/gross-reservoir-expansion-project-takes-a-giant-step-forward">support of major environmental groups</a>, Grand County and each of the <a href="http://grossreservoir.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/050114-Four-Governors-Support-Moffat-Project.pdf">last five governors</a> of Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment concluded the project would result in net water quality improvement on both sides of the Continental Divide.</p> <p>The dam, when built in the 1950s, was designed to be raised. In the 1980s, amid discussion of the Two Forks project southwest of Denver (later vetoed by the EPA) a coalition of environmental groups recommended the expansion of Gross Reservoir as a viable, environmentally stable project. “We feel that additional capacity at Gross Reservoir is an environmentally acceptable and cost-effective way of increasing the overall yield of the system,” the coalition wrote. It included representatives of the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund and Trout Unlimited, among several other groups.</p> <p>Denver Water also worked industriously with local governments and citizen groups on the West Slope to <a href="https://grossreservoir.org/protecting-colorado-rivers-and-streams/">address the impacts</a> that putting more water in an expanded Gross Reservoir would have on streams in Grand County. Those talks, often intense, and spanning half a decade, resulted in the <a href="/your-water/water-supply-and-planning/environmental-planning-and-stewardship/colorado-river-cooperative-agreement">Colorado River Cooperative Agreement</a> in 2013, an unprecedented cooperative effort involving 18 signatories and 40 partner organizations that began a new era of collaboration and conflict-resolution between Denver Water and the West Slope.</p> <p>Expanding Gross Reservoir locks in a key component to that agreement: Denver Water would place a geographic limit on its service area, putting to rest fears the utility would continue to expand its reach to an ever-sprawling suburban ring. The utility also agreed to several measures that would provide more water to West Slope rivers, towns and ski areas and invest in improvements to aquatic habitat. The landmark concord also affirmed that with the Gross Reservoir expansion, Denver Water would benefit from more flexibility in its system, and it would use that flexibility to address stream flow and stream temperature concerns more nimbly and readily in Grand County.</p> <p>Additionally, Denver Water worked with the cities of Boulder and Lafayette to establish an environmental pool in Gross Reservoir to provide additional water in South Boulder Creek during low-flow periods.  Water in that pool would also supplement supplies for those two cities. Many of these commitments, however, depend on the project going forward and are therefore in jeopardy through Boulder County’s actions.</p> <p>As planning for the expansion moved ahead, the utility undertook a proactive strategy to reduce demand. It deployed a water recycling facility to reduce its dependence on West Slope water supplies, embarked on a conservation program renown nationally for its success — cutting per capita water use by 22% between 2007 and 2016 — and has now undertaken <a href="/tap/efficiency-new-conservation">direct efforts at water efficiency</a> that pinpoint savings opportunities at the individual customer level. These are only a sample: The utility remains committed to innovation to drive further savings and expand water reuse as a core part of its strategy, work that will continue to be essential even with an increase in storage at Gross Reservoir.</p> <p>In short, the <a href="https://grossreservoir.org/about-the-project/supporters/">effort to build civic and regulatory support</a> for the Gross Reservoir expansion has been persistent, inspired and earnest. The future of the region, its access to clean, safe drinking water, protection of its urban tree canopy and environment, and its economic development rest in large part on the ability of Denver Water to protect water supplies from <a href="/tap/its-a-dirty-problem-but-somebodys-gotta-solve-it">emerging threats</a>, develop a <a href="/tap/leaning-into-the-challenge-of-climate-change">climate-resilient system</a> and remain prepared for the demands that will result from continued growth within its service area in metro Denver.</p> <h2>DENVER WATER STATEMENT ON BOULDER COUNTY’S PROCESS</h2> <p>Boulder County is endangering the project through delays, repeated and expanding requests for information — information demands that duplicate the already completed federal permitting process in which Boulder County participated — the potential for months of additional hearings and the fact that two of the county’s three commissioners have already publicly stated their opposition to, and desire to stop, the expansion project.</p> <p>Further, the county’s land use director informed Denver Water on June 29 that the utility — despite over nine months of diligent and painstaking work to respond to Boulder County’s ever-expanding queries — failed to provide sufficient information to county agencies about the project, setting the project up for failure and rendering further involvement with the 1041 process futile.</p> <p>These actions also put engineering and construction deadlines at risk, threaten to disrupt FERC-ordered timelines and risk other permits and actions necessary for successful completion of the project. A project of this size and complexity requires extensive preplanning, substantial resources and a highly skilled design and construction team. Delays resulting from Boulder County’s refusal to timely process the 1041 application add substantial costs and cause permitting, procurement and logistical issues that seriously disrupt Denver Water’s ability to execute the project.</p> <p>In summary, the actions of a single local jurisdiction, Boulder County, threaten to derail and undermine a federally permitted and state supported project vital to a safe and secure water supply for one-quarter of Colorado’s population. This presents an unacceptable risk to a critical project spanning nearly 20 years and involving intensive review by environmental agencies at the federal and state levels and the engagement of dozens of organizations and communities across the metro area and the West Slope.</p> <p>For that reason, Denver Water must seek relief in federal court. The <a href="https://grossreservoir.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Stamped-Denver-Water-Complaint.pdf">complaint</a> further details Denver Water’s attempts to work with Boulder County, the reasons that federal law preempts Boulder County’s claimed authority over the FERC-licensed expansion project, and the basis for Denver Water’s request that the court prevent Boulder County from further delaying and derailing the project.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 04:46:13 +0000 Noel Willis 19452 at https://www.denverwater.org Dillon Dam Road temporary closure https://www.denverwater.org/news/dillon-dam-road-temporary-closure <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Dillon Dam Road temporary closure</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/15" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Noel Willis</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:16</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-07-01T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">07/01/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DILLON, Colorado — July 1, 2021 </strong>—  From Tuesday, July 6, to July 8, 2021, Dillon Dam Road/County Road 7 will be closed daily, from 9 a.m. until noon for routine maintenance work. Notifications and announcements will be in place around the area.</p> <p>Emergency vehicle access will be maintained and the recreation path along Dillon Dam Road/County Road 7 will remain open during the work. </p> <p>This road closure has been coordinated with Summit Road and Bridge. <br />  </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:16:37 +0000 Noel Willis 1223 at https://www.denverwater.org Traffic Advisory — West 26th Avenue closure at Federal Boulevard https://www.denverwater.org/news/traffic-advisory-west-26th-avenue-closure-federal-boulevard <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Traffic Advisory — West 26th Avenue closure at Federal Boulevard</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/17255" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Denise Rendon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/25/2021 - 12:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-06-25T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">06/25/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER — June 25, 2021</strong> <strong>— </strong>Starting at 7 a.m. Monday, June 28, a portion of the intersection of West 26th Avenue and Federal Boulevard will close while crews upgrade critical water infrastructure underground. </p> <p>This work will take three days to complete.</p> <p>West 26th Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from Grove Street to Federal Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, reopening by 7 p.m. each night.</p> <p>Flaggers and signage will be on-site to direct traffic through this shift.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 25 Jun 2021 18:54:30 +0000 Denise Rendon 19057 at https://www.denverwater.org Culvert-related improvement project to affect public access to Jones Pass Road June 14-30 https://www.denverwater.org/news/culvert-related-improvement-project-affect-public-access-jones-pass-road-june-14-30 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Culvert-related improvement project to affect public access to Jones Pass Road June 14-30</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/17255" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Denise Rendon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/09/2021 - 15:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-06-10T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">06/10/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — June 10, 2021 — </strong> A Denver Water project to repair and replace deteriorating culverts on Jones Pass Road (Forest Service Road 144.1) will require closure of a lower portion of the road on the east side of the Continental Divide between June 14 and June 30.</p> <p>The work area is above a large meadow at the Docker Mine, which means the public can still access camp sites below that point. Conducting the work at this time will mean the road can reopen by July, in time for increased public use as the east side of the road becomes increasingly snow-free. The work will not affect access on the Grand County (west) side of Jones Pass, as it is inaccessible until later in the summer.</p> <p>Denver Water will repair or replace five culverts on the road as part of a longer-term effort to maintain many of the 55 culverts along the entire length of Jones Pass Road. Last summer, Denver Water repaired or replaced culverts on a lower stretch of the road during the first half of June.</p> <p>Although the road will be closed to motorized travel during the two-week construction period, Denver Water will attempt to accommodate hikers and cyclists through the work area as conditions allow. Note that a full motorized/non-motorized closure will be necessary at one of the culverts in the work area due to the steep slopes, which do not accommodate foot traffic around the construction zone.</p> <p>Denver Water uses and maintains the road under a special use permit with the Forest Service. The road is important to the utility’s operations as it provides the only route for getting equipment and supplies over Jones Pass to portions of its Williams Fork Collection System between late summer and early fall.</p> <p><strong>Note:</strong> Map of Jones Pass Road and closure area available upon request.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:52:44 +0000 Denise Rendon 18752 at https://www.denverwater.org A concrete development at Northwater Treatment Plant https://www.denverwater.org/news/concrete-development-northwater-treatment-plant <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A concrete development at Northwater Treatment Plant</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/15" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Noel Willis</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/14/2021 - 15:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2021-05-14T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">05/14/21</time> <div class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_facebook_large" displayText="facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_twitter_large" displayText="twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_linkedin_large" displayText="linkedin"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed" st_title="News" class="st_email_large" displayText="email"></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER — May 14, 2021 —</strong> Denver Water is <a href="/project-updates/north-system-renewal">upgrading and modernizing the northern portion</a> of its water system. This includes building a new, state-of-the-art water treatment plant, <a href="/tap/denver-waters-newest-treatment-plant-rising-from-the-ground">the Northwater Plant</a>, next to Ralston Reservoir, <a href="/tap/decision-point-where-to-build-a-new-state-of-the-art-treatment-plant">north of Golden</a> in Jefferson County.</p> <p>A major milestone in the project took place Friday morning, May 14, when the concrete was placed for the first of two underground storage tanks. These clearwells will eventually store treated water from the plant before it is released into our distribution system. Here are some facts about the concrete placement:</p> <ul> <li>The tank is approximately 23 feet tall but will be buried mostly underground.</li> <li>The diameter is over 300 feet, greater than one football field in length.</li> <li>The slab pour comprises 1,400 cubic yards of concrete.</li> <li>100 workers were dedicated to this portion of the project for the morning.</li> <li>145 concrete trucks delivered concrete for the pour, approximately one every four minutes.</li> </ul> <p>When the project is completed in 2024, the <a href="/tap/overcoming-2020s-worst-and-striving-be-best">Northwater Treatment Plant</a> will be capable of treating up to 75 million gallons of water a day. It will also provide the following benefits:</p> <ul> <li>Sustainability: Hydropower facilities on site will produce enough energy to operate the plant, significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions.</li> <li>Reliability: Advanced treatment processes will improve resiliency in times of challenging treatment, such as during drought or wildfires.</li> <li>Flexibility: Modern and scalable facility design allows for adaptation to meet future water demands and changing regulatory standards.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-block field--type-block-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="block block-block-content block-block-content2c4373f7-24e8-467d-b6eb-1da792238795"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p align="center">###</p> <p>Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to <a href="/about-us/how-we-operate/key-facts">1.5 million people</a> in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a<a href="/about-us"> public agency funded</a> by water rates, new tap fees and the sale of hydropower, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility. Subscribe to <a href="/tap/subscribe">TAP</a> to hydrate your mind, and follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DenverWater/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverWater" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/denver_water" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 14 May 2021 21:00:06 +0000 Noel Willis 18217 at https://www.denverwater.org