News https://www.denverwater.org/news/feed en Waterton Canyon access closed starting March 18 https://www.denverwater.org/news/waterton-canyon-access-closed-starting-march-18 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Waterton Canyon access closed starting March 18</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, 03/17/2020 - 14:50</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2020-03-17T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">03/17/20</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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>LITTLETON, Colo. — March 17, 2020 </strong>— Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Colorado, access to <a href="/recreation/waterton-canyon-strontia-springs-resevoir">Waterton Canyon</a> will be closed to the public starting March 18, 2020. There is no current timeline on when Waterton Canyon will reopen to the public.</p> <p>At Denver Water, our top priority is to keep employees, partners, contractors and vendors safe and healthy so we can continue to serve our customers. We are making numerous changes to accomplish this, including closing Waterton Canyon indefinitely in the interest of public safety and to help reduce exposure to COVID-19.</p> <p>“Waterton Canyon is a popular recreation destination and we recognize the closure will create inconveniences,” said Brandon Ransom, manager of recreation for Denver Water. “Closing the canyon will help ensure employee and public safety.”</p> <p>Hikers and bikers on the Colorado Trail should seek <a href="https://coloradotrail.org/traveling-the-ct/starting-in-denver/" target="_blank">alternative access points</a> during this time.</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-article embedded-entity"> <article><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-inline-image"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img alt="Signage at Waterton Canyon telling visitors of closure" class="image-style-inline-image-700px-wide" height="525" src="/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image_700px_wide/public/2020-03/waterton-closure-covid-19_0.jpg?itok=Iv6OUeoo" typeof="foaf:Image" width="700" /> </div> </div> </article> </article> <figcaption>Waterton Canyon will close indefinitely to the public after March 17, 2020. Photo credit: Denver Water.</figcaption> </figure> </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="https://www.denverwatertap.org/" target="_blank">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, 17 Mar 2020 20:50:25 +0000 Noel Willis 8896 at https://www.denverwater.org Denver Water seeks new Citizens Advisory Committee member https://www.denverwater.org/news/denver-water-seeks-new-cac-public-Interest-representative <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">Tue, 03/10/2020 - 16:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2020-03-10T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">03/10/20</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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 — Tuesday, March 10, 2020</strong> — Denver Water’s 10-member <a href="/about-us/citizens-advisory-committee">Citizens Advisory Committee</a> (CAC) is seeking a new public interest group 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. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. </p> <p>To qualify for the public interest group representative, the applicant 1) must reside in Denver Water’s combined service area, 2) must be a U.S. citizen, 3) must have lived in Colorado for five or more years and 4) must 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.</p> <p><a href="/about-us/citizens-advisory-committee/openings/public-interest-group-representative">Applications</a> are due <strong>Friday, April 10, 2020.</strong> More information about the CAC, including the application, can be found on the <a href="/about-us/citizens-advisory-committee/openings">Denver Water website</a>.</p> <p>For questions, please contact:<br /> Jeannine Shaw, Denver Water staff liaison to CAC at <a href="mailto:303-628-7017">303-628-7017</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="https://www.denverwatertap.org/" target="_blank">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, 10 Mar 2020 22:20:40 +0000 Denise Rendon 8776 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="2019-12-06T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">12/06/19</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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, Colo. — Dec. 6, 2019</strong>— On Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, Dillon Dam Road/County Road 7 will be closed, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for routine maintenance work by Denver Water. Notifications and announcements will be in place around the area.</p> <p>Emergency vehicle access 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 County Government.</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="https://www.denverwatertap.org/" target="_blank">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 — East Dakota Avenue and South Lafayette Street weekday closure begins Nov. 1 https://www.denverwater.org/news/traffic-advisory-east-dakota-avenue-and-south-lafayette-street-weekday-closure-begins-nov-1 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Traffic Advisory — East Dakota Avenue and South Lafayette Street weekday closure begins Nov. 1</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">Thu, 10/31/2019 - 08:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2019-10-31T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">10/31/19</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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 — Oct. 31, 2019, — </strong>Starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, the intersection of East Dakota Avenue and South Lafayette Street will be closed for emergency upgrades to infrastructure. The work will take place Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is expected to be completed by the end of November.</p> <p>The intersection and sidewalks on all four corners will be closed throughout the duration of the project. Detours will be in place and drivers should avoid the area if possible.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:07:59 +0000 Noel Willis 6156 at https://www.denverwater.org New water rates to be slightly higher in 2020 https://www.denverwater.org/news/new-water-rates-be-slightly-higher-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New water rates to be slightly higher in 2020</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, 10/22/2019 - 15:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2019-10-23T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">10/23/19</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-content-embed field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><article class="" data-history-node-id="5975" role="article" about="/node/5975" typeof="schema:WebPage"> <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 — Oct. 23, 2019 —</strong> The Denver Board of Water Commissioners today adopted rate changes to pay for critical upgrades and projects to keep its system operating efficiently. The <a href="/residential/billing-and-rates/2020-rates">new rates</a> take effect Jan. 1, 2020, and would increase monthly bills for most residents by about $1 if they use water at similar volumes to 2019.</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-article embedded-entity align-right"> <article><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-inline-image"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img alt="Workers lower a large pipe into the ground" class="image-style-inline-image-700px-wide" height="267" src="/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image_700px_wide/public/2019-10/northwater-treatment-plant-pipeline-web.jpg?itok=fUgbtR6y" typeof="foaf:Image" width="400" /> </div> </div> </article> </article> <figcaption>Workers lower a large pipe into the ground at the new Northwater Treatment Plant construction site in Jefferson County. Photo credit: Denver Water.</figcaption> </figure> <p>“We continue to move forward on a series of major, multiyear projects to ensure we’re delivering safe, reliable water to our customers,” said Denver Water CEO/Manager Jim Lochhead. “Our rates will fund important projects like building a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant and laboratory, expanding a key reservoir and the ongoing replacement of aging water pipes. While costs to maintain and upgrade this system continue to rise, we have worked to keep rate increases as small as possible.”</p> <p>All residential customers will see a slight increase on both the fixed monthly charge and the price per gallon. Inside Denver, a customer using 103,000 gallons as they did in 2019 would see an overall rise in the monthly bill of about $1. Customers outside the city using that volume would see a monthly increase between $1.15 and $1.36 per month.</p> <p>Denver Water’s proposed five-year, <a href="https://denverwatertap.org/2019/10/22/1-4-billion-investment-on-tap-for-water-system/" target="_blank">$1.3 billion capital plan includes about 140 major projects</a>. The projects are focused on maintaining or upgrading infrastructure and ensuring the utility has the flexibility needed to ensure a reliable water supply as weather patterns in the future veer from the past and the population grows.</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-article embedded-entity align-left"> <article><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-inline-image"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img alt="Treated water storage tanks at Hillcrest" class="image-style-inline-image-700px-wide" height="300" src="/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image_700px_wide/public/2019-10/3-vertical-tanks-hillcrest.jpg?itok=PbBvPr2V" typeof="foaf:Image" width="200" /> </div> </div> </article> </article> <figcaption>New treated water storage tanks near completion at Denver Water’s Hillcrest site in southeast Denver. Photo credit: Denver Water.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Among the most important projects receiving money from water rates are <a href="https://denverwatertap.org/2017/08/22/500-million-makeover-tap/" target="_blank">building a new, state-of-the-art water treatment plant</a>, installing a <a href="https://denverwatertap.org/2018/02/16/big-dig-under-i-70-clears-path-for-future-water-delivery/" target="_blank">new 8.5-mile water pipeline</a> to replace a pipeline that was built in the 1930s, <a href="https://grossreservoir.org/" target="_blank">expanding Gross Reservoir</a> to provide a more reliable future water supply, constructing a new water quality lab to ensure Denver Water is meeting the highest quality standards, and an aggressive approach to <a href="https://denverwatertap.org/2018/06/11/6-million-water-pipe-on-tap-for-highland-neighborhood/" target="_blank">repair and replace water pipes</a> and more.</p> <p>A water bill is comprised of a fixed charge that helps ensure Denver Water has a stable revenue to continue the necessary water system upgrades. The fixed monthly charge, which is tied to meter size, is increasing slightly to ensure Denver Water is recovering 20% of its revenue from fixed charges; doing so helps even out revenues over the year.</p> <p>Denver Water’s rate structure also includes a three-tiered charge for water use (called the volume rate). To keep water affordable, indoor water use — like for bathing, cooking and flushing toilets — is charged at the lowest rate. Essential indoor water use is determined by averaging the customer’s monthly water use on bills dated from January through March each year. This is called average winter consumption. Water use above the average winter consumption — typically for outdoor watering — is charged at a higher price.</p> <p>Denver Water operates and maintains more than 3,000 miles of pipe — enough to stretch from Los Angeles to New York — as well as 20 dams, 22 pump stations, 30 underground storage tanks, four treatment plants and more. The water provider’s <a href="/your-water/water-supply-and-planning/collection-system">collection system</a> covers more than 4,000 square miles, and it operates facilities in 12 counties in Colorado.</p> <p>Denver Water serves 1.5 million people in the Denver metro area. The water provider does not make a profit or receive tax dollars and reinvests ratepayers’ money to maintain and upgrade the water system. The utility is funded by water rates, <a href="https://denverwatertap.org/2017/11/13/global-impact-keep-rates-low/" target="_blank">bond sales</a>, cash reserves, hydropower sales and fees for new service (called System Development Charges).</p> <p>Customers will see more information about their 2020 rates in their bills and on Denver Water’s website over the next few months.</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="https://www.denverwatertap.org/" target="_blank">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> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:51:35 +0000 Noel Willis 5988 at https://www.denverwater.org Intermittent closures for sections of Waterton Canyon begin Oct. 7 https://www.denverwater.org/news/intermittent-closures-sections-waterton-canyon-begin-oct-7 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Intermittent closures for sections of Waterton Canyon begin Oct. 7 </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">Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:19</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2019-10-01T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">10/01/19</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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>LITTLETON, Colo. — Oct. 1, 2019</strong> — Portions of <a href="/recreation/waterton-canyon-strontia-springs-resevoir">Waterton Canyon</a> will be closed for 30 to 60 minutes at a time on weekdays, starting Monday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 15, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for Denver Water’s rockfall mitigation project. </p> <p>“Waterton Canyon is a popular recreation destination and we recognize these brief section closures will create inconveniences,” said David Wilson, Denver Water engineering project manager. “The purpose of this project is to reduce the risk of injury to staff and the thousands of annual canyon visitors from falling rocks in areas adjacent to the trail that winds up the roughly six-mile long canyon.” </p> <p>Waterton Canyon is planned to be open without restrictions on weekends. </p> <p>There will be signage and flaggers in the canyon to communicate with recreationists during the project and to prevent the public from entering a hazard zone. The first mile of the canyon will have minimal impacts as most of the work will be about 1.2 miles up the canyon and higher.</p> <p>As a working facility, there are times when operations and maintenance projects create unsafe conditions for the public, prompting closures or obstructed trail access. </p> <p>Denver Water performs maintenance projects like this one to provide for a safer experience throughout the canyon by creating optimal conditions for a family-friendly hiking and biking experience.</p> <p>For more on why Waterton Canyon is such a great attraction read, “<a href="https://denverwatertap.org/2018/05/23/the-trails-and-tribulations-of-waterton-canyon/" target="_blank">The ‘trails’ and tribulations of Waterton Canyon</a>.”<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="https://www.denverwatertap.org/" target="_blank">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, 01 Oct 2019 17:19:28 +0000 Denise Rendon 5543 at https://www.denverwater.org Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Program Plan submitted to EPA https://www.denverwater.org/news/denver-waters-lead-reduction-program-plan-submitted-epa <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Program Plan submitted to EPA</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, 09/10/2019 - 09:41</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2019-09-10T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">09/10/19</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-content-embed field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><article class="" data-history-node-id="5121" role="article" about="/node/5121" typeof="schema:WebPage"> <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 — Sept. 10, 2019</strong>— On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, Denver Water submitted its Lead Reduction Program Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency and has opened a public comment period on the plan until Oct. 10.</p> <p>The plan is a more holistic and cost-effective option than adding orthophosphate to drinking water in March 2020 — which is the current mandate from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to reduce the risk of lead in tap water for homes with lead plumbing and service lines.</p> <p>All comments will be provided to EPA and CDPHE for consideration as they determine the final course of action. A decision is expected to be made by the end of 2019. To view the executive summary and provide a comment, visit <a href="/your-water/water-quality/lead/lead-reduction-program/comment">Lead Reduction Program Plan Feedback</a>.</p> <p>“Denver Water is proposing this holistic approach because we believe it is most protective of future generations and is in the best interest of public health and the environment,” said Denver Water CEO/Manager Jim Lochhead. “By tackling the issue at its source, our plan will eliminate lead service lines — the most significant source of lead in tap water — within 15 years and have fewer impacts to rivers, streams and reservoirs.”</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-article embedded-entity align-right"> <article><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-inline-image"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img alt="Lead service lines" class="image-style-inline-image-700px-wide" height="267" src="/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image_700px_wide/public/2019-07/lead-service-lines-web.jpg?itok=GJhMmBh6" typeof="foaf:Image" width="400" /> </div> </div> </article> </article> <figcaption>Lead service lines, like the ones pictured here, were initially installed by builders most likely before 1951 and are owned by customers.</figcaption> </figure> <p>The water delivered to homes and businesses in Denver is lead-free, but lead can get into water as it moves through lead-containing household plumbing and service lines that are owned by the customer and are not part of Denver Water’s system.</p> <p>The proposed program includes replacing all customer lead service lines to remove the most significant source of potential lead entering drinking water, and further increasing the pH level of the drinking water to help prevent corrosion from homes with lead fixtures and pipes with lead solder. As part of this program, Denver Water also would provide at-home water filters to all Denver Water customers suspected of having a lead service line, free of charge, until the lead service line is removed by Denver Water.</p> <p>While costs are still being reviewed, the current financial impact of adding orthophosphate is estimated to be much greater to the region than Denver Water’s proposal. The regional cost impacts related to orthophosphate is estimated to be between $480 million and $714 million and the variance proposal is estimated to cost between $304 million and $556 million.</p> <p>Drawbacks to Denver Water using orthophosphate include the ripple effects of adding this nutrient into the larger water supply that can, under the right conditions, set off a chain of problematic events, such as accelerating the growth of algae in area lakes, reservoirs and ponds.</p> <p>Denver Water incorporated feedback from a public comment period on the draft plan into its final proposal. Of the more than 400 respondents who commented, 98% indicated that they support the plan, emphasizing benefits for future generations, environmental health and protecting infants and children. See the full results from the <a href="/sites/default/files/public-comment-form-responses.pdf" target="_blank">comment period</a>.</p> <p>For nearly 30 years, as part of the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule, Denver Water has conducted water quality monitoring at homes with known lead service lines and plumbing to determine if the corrosivity of the water supply needs to be adjusted to minimize the risk of lead getting into their household water.</p> <p>Only once, in 2012, did sample results from those homes indicate that action needed to be taken to optimize corrosion control in the water system, and Denver Water remains in compliance today. However, Denver Water is still required to implement the best method to reduce the risk of lead in tap water for homes with lead plumbing and service lines.</p> <p>Denver Water conducted a study on multiple treatment options to reduce the potential for lead entering drinking water from lead service lines and household plumbing. Based on the results, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the state regulatory agency that oversees drinking water regulations, required Denver Water to begin adding orthophosphate in March 2020 in accordance with regulatory requirements. The Lead Reduction Program Plan is a proposed alternative to this mandate.</p> <p>Additional resources:</p> <ul> <li>Denver Water has a <a href="/sites/default/files/lead-line-estimate-dw-service-area.pdf" target="_blank">map of estimated customer-owned lead service lines</a> as a starting point to help customers identify the likelihood of their home having a lead service line. Customers should help verify the accuracy of the information represented by this map by requesting a free <a href="/your-water/water-quality/lead/request-lead-test">water quality test</a> from Denver Water.</li> <li>As part of the education and outreach portion of the plan, Denver Water team members have been at a variety of events this summer and will continue to do so in the future. Community members can visit the project <a href="/your-water/water-quality/lead/lead-reduction-program">website</a> for an updated calendar of activities.</li> <li>If you suspect your home has lead in the piping, there are a few immediate steps you can take to minimize exposure: <ul> <li>Use a filter certified for lead removal for drinking and cooking.</li> <li>Use only cold water for drinking, cooking and making baby formula. Remember, boiling water does not remove lead from water and hot water often contains higher levels of lead than cold water.</li> <li>If water has not been used in the home for a few hours, such as first thing in the morning or when getting home from work, run the kitchen or any bathroom faucet for 5 minutes (remember to capture the water and reuse it!). You also can run the dishwasher, take a shower or do a load of laundry to help flush water in your internal plumbing before drinking or cooking.</li> <li>Replace the filter cartridge according to the manufacturer’s instructions.</li> <li>Regularly clean your faucet’s screen (also known as an aerator). View step-by-step <a href="/sites/default/files/basic-lead-flushing-instructions.pdf" target="_blank">instructions</a>.</li> </ul> </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="https://www.denverwatertap.org/" target="_blank">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> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:41:19 +0000 Noel Willis 5123 at https://www.denverwater.org Traffic Advisory — Indiana Street four-day closure between 44th and 48th avenues https://www.denverwater.org/news/traffic-advisory-indiana-street-four-day-closure-between-44th-and-48th-avenues <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Traffic Advisory — Indiana Street four-day closure between 44th and 48th avenues</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">Thu, 08/22/2019 - 08:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2019-08-22T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">08/22/19</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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 — Aug. 22, 2019 —</strong> Starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, Indiana Street between West 44th and 48th avenues will be closed for approximately four days as part of a <a href="/project-updates/north-system-renewal">major pipe replacement project in the area</a>. The road will reopen by Saturday, Aug. 31.</p> <p>Detours will be in place and drivers should avoid the area if possible. </p> <p>For more background on this complex project, see our story, “<a href="https://denverwatertap.org/2019/01/15/denver-water-construction-project-to-generate-405-1-million-in-economic-benefit/" target="_blank">Denver Water construction project to generate $405 million in economic benefit.</a>” </p> <p>Members of the public are encouraged to visit <a href="/project-updates/pipe-replacement">www.denverwater.org/pipes</a> for real-time updates on the location of construction activity and traffic impacts from projects throughout our system.</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="https://www.denverwatertap.org/" target="_blank">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 Aug 2019 14:53:28 +0000 Denise Rendon 4750 at https://www.denverwater.org Draft Lead Reduction Program Plan comment period open https://www.denverwater.org/news/draft-lead-reduction-program-plan-comment-period-open <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Draft Lead Reduction Program Plan comment period open</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, 07/15/2019 - 08:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2019-07-15T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">07/15/19</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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--embedded-content paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-content-embed field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><article class="" data-history-node-id="4042" role="article" about="/your-water/water-quality/lead/lead-reduction-program/draft-comment-period" typeof="schema:WebPage"> <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 15, 2019</strong>— <a href="/your-water/water-quality/lead/lead-reduction-program/kickoff">On July 1, Denver Water announced</a> the launch of a summer education and outreach program to inform the public about a proposed Lead Reduction Program Plan.</p> <p>The executive summary of the draft plan is available for review and public comment until Aug. 7, 2019. Interested customers and stakeholders can access the executive summary and comment form <a href="/your-water/water-quality/lead/lead-reduction-program/comment">here</a>.</p> <p>The water delivered to homes and businesses in Denver is lead-free, but lead can get into water as it moves through lead-containing internal plumbing and service lines that are owned by the customer and are not part of Denver Water’s system. By March 2020, Denver Water is required by the state health department to add orthophosphate to the drinking water it delivers to customers to help reduce the corrosivity of the water and reduce the risk of lead getting into the household water from these sources.</p> <p>The draft Lead Reduction Program Plan is a proposed alternative to adding orthophosphate to the water system. The comment period is intended to gather input from the community about the components of the proposed program, which include:</p> <ul> <li>Increasing the pH level, which further reduces the corrosivity of the water.</li> <li>Providing at-home water filters for all customers in Denver Water’s service area with a suspected lead service line, free of charge.</li> <li>Replacing the estimated 50,000 to 90,000 lead service lines with copper lines in Denver Water’s service area at no charge to the customer over the next 15 years.</li> </ul> <p>To implement the multipart program instead of the orthophosphate additive, Denver Water is required to submit a variance request to the EPA in mid-August, which will incorporate public input. Following that submittal, the EPA will initiate its own public comment period before it decides which approach will be implemented.</p> <p>Community members are encouraged to learn more and speak directly to Denver Water team members at a variety of events this summer.</p> <p>Denver Water also has a <a href="/sites/default/files/lead-line-estimate-dw-service-area.pdf" target="_blank">map of estimated customer-owned lead service lines</a> as a starting point to help customers identify the likelihood of their home having a lead service line. Customers are encouraged to verify the accuracy of the information represented by this map for their residence by requesting a free <a href="/your-water/water-quality/lead/request-lead-test">water quality test</a> from Denver Water.</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="https://www.denverwatertap.org/" target="_blank">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> </article> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:47:06 +0000 Noel Willis 3962 at https://www.denverwater.org Denver Water hires contractor for Gross Reservoir Expansion Project https://www.denverwater.org/news/denver-water-hires-contractor-gross-reservoir-expansion-project <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Denver Water hires contractor for Gross Reservoir Expansion Project</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">Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:03</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2019-07-11T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">07/11/19</time> <div id="block-sharethis" class="block block-sharethis block-sharethis-block"> <div class="sharethis-wrapper"><span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_facebook"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_twitter"></span> <span st_url="https://www.denverwater.org/node/1644" st_title="Denver Water" class="st_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 11, 2019 —</strong> Denver Water’s five-member Board of Water Commissioners on Wednesday approved a two-year, $4.5 million contract with Kiewit Barnard, a Joint Venture, for planning and pre-construction work during the final design phase of the $464 million <a href="https://grossreservoir.org/" target="_blank">Gross Reservoir Expansion Project</a>.</p> <p>If the team’s performance during the planning and pre-construction phase meets Denver Water’s expectations, a separate contract to build the dam may be signed between Denver Water and Kiewit Barnard.</p> <p>“This is a major milestone in our 16-year effort to expand Gross Reservoir, as its original designers intended decades ago, to ensure a more reliable water supply in a future marked by greater uncertainty in weather patterns,” said Denver Water CEO/Manager Jim Lochhead.</p> <p>Denver Water, the state’s largest water utility, serves 1.5 million people in Denver and surrounding suburbs.</p> <p>The Gross Reservoir Expansion Project will raise the height of the existing dam, completed in 1954, by 131 feet, allowing the reservoir to nearly triple in size. When complete, the reservoir will be capable of holding about 119,000 acre-feet of water to provide greater system balance and resiliency.</p> <p>The selection process for a construction manager/general contractor for the project began in August 2018 with information meetings, followed by a formal Request for Qualifications in October 2018. Three teams responded to the request and underwent extensive evaluations and interviews by a selection team that included experts from Denver Water, the project’s design engineer and subject matter experts.</p> <p>The selection team focused on a value-based competitive process that examined each team’s qualifications, project approach, technical approach and cost.</p> <p>“Kiewit Barnard met Denver Water’s high bar for doing a project that’s important not only to the 1.5 million people who rely on us for their drinking water, but also to the people who live around the reservoir,” said Jeff Martin, Denver Water’s program manager for the expansion project.</p> <p>“We were impressed by the team’s experience with roller-compacted concrete dam construction, innovative approach and commitment to safe and responsible building practices,” Martin said.</p> <p>The project calls for adding 900,000 cubic feet of concrete to the existing structure and building the first roller-compacted, concrete, arch dam in the United States. When complete, the Gross Dam will be the tallest in Colorado and the tallest roller-compacted concrete dam in the U.S.</p> <p>“Kiewit Barnard, a Joint Venture, is very pleased to have been selected to work on this important project to support water demand for the greater Denver area,” said Jamie Wisenbaker, senior vice president of Kiewit Infrastructure Co., and an executive sponsor of the project. “We believe the team’s collective infrastructure experience in dam and reservoir construction and engineering will be a huge asset and look forward to safely delivering a high-quality project on time for Denver Water and the region.”</p> <p>Kiewit is one of North America’s largest construction and engineering organizations with extensive heavy-civil experience in water/wastewater construction, including serving as lead contractor on the Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery project in California. Kiewit is the No. 1 contractor for dams and reservoirs in the United States according to Engineering News-Record. The company also has strong roots and experience in Denver and across Colorado, including having constructed the Interstate 25 T-REX Expansion project, the U.S. 34 Big Thompson Canyon emergency repair project and the I-225 Light Rail Line project. The company also is building Denver Water’s new <a href="/project-updates/north-system-renewal">Northwater Treatment Plant</a>.</p> <p>Barnard Construction Co. Inc. brings a long track record of safety and quality on infrastructure projects in the U.S., including construction on more than 80 dams, reservoirs and dikes over the last four decades. The company’s work in this area includes new construction, raising dams and conducting emergency repairs. In 2019, Barnard was honored as a “Global Best Project” award winner by Engineering News-Record in the dam/environment category for the Muskrat Falls North and South Dams project located in Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.</p> <p>The Gross Reservoir Expansion Project is awaiting a final federal government approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Provided the remaining federal approvals come by the end of this year, the project is slated to be complete in 2025.</p> <p>When finished, the expanded reservoir and associated mitigation projects will create what the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has described as a net environmental benefit to state water quality by generating a wide range of environmental improvements to streams, river flows and aquatic habitats.</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="https://www.denverwatertap.org/" target="_blank">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, 11 Jul 2019 17:03:03 +0000 Denise Rendon 3920 at https://www.denverwater.org