Cutting down on problematic pipes
Denver Water’s five-year capital plan provides $76 million to repair and replace water mains.
Did you know that Denver Water operates and maintains more than 3,000 miles of distribution pipe – enough to stretch from Los Angeles to New York – with some of these pipes dating back to the 1890s?
That’s why Denver Water has always taken a proactive approach to maintaining infrastructure.
Crews are embarking on the second year of replacing about 60,000 feet of pipe through a targeted 12-mile zone in west Centennial where 18 water main breaks occurred over a two-year span. Read “Looking for ‘hot spots’ – in all the right places” to learn more about Denver Water’s approach to replacing water mains.