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Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District is honored to provide water distribution and wastewater collection services to 18,017 residences and businesses in western Arapahoe, eastern Jefferson, and northern Douglas Counties.  The District appreciates the opportunity to communicate timely news and information about its services and related topics to citizens, builders, vendors, and other interested parties by use of this website.

Please take a moment to navigate our website and let us know what you think.  Your comments and questions may be sent to us by clicking the Contact Us tab located on the menu bar at the left side of the home page.

We also encourage you to attend the District's Board of Directors meetings held at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each month at the District office, 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave.                      

 

 

District News Articles

7/31/2015
  SUMMER LAWN CARE: A LITTLE STRESS IS A GOOD THING

Grass is a very manipulative plant. When it gets hot in Colorado, lawns begin to show stress very easily. Brown patches begin to appear, the deep green color of winter and spring fade and grass’ velvety texture can turn straw-like. Basically, the lawn is throwing the plant equivalent of a tantrum – it is trying to guilt you into giving it more water. While giving in and overwatering your grass might soothe your conscience, it can lead to arrhythmia-inducing water bills. Now is the season for tough love. ... Read more

7/24/2015
  KNOW WHAT TO DO IF A LEAK OCCURS

The District occasionally receives calls from distressed homeowners that are experiencing a water leak and do not know how to shut off their water. While the District will dispatch maintenance employees to assist homeowners in these situations, a lot of damage can be done before the District representative or a plumber responds. The main water supply valve inside the residence should be accessible and all family members should know where it is and how to operate it in case of emergencies... Read more

7/17/2015
  DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR WATER AND SEWER BILLS?

Southwest Metropolitan does not bill its customers directly for their water or sewer services, rather it contracts with Denver Water and the City of Littleton. As such, Southwest Metropolitan does not have access to individual customer billing accounts and cannot assist with billing questions/problems. District customers must contact Denver Water and the City of Littleton directly. Please see below for more information:... Read more

7/10/2015
  THERE’S NO WATER COMING OUT OF MY FAUCET, WHAT’S GOING ON?

Your water service may be interrupted due to one of a variety of reasons which can include; routine maintenance to our water distribution system and scheduled water main improvements. Service may also be interrupted due to an unforeseen emergency such as a water break and to causes that are not in the District’s control such as the customer has failed to pay their water bill. Listed below are the most common situations where water service interruptions can occur and helpful tips to follow in such cases:... Read more

6/26/2015
  2015 WATER QUALITY REPORT (CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT)

Denver Water’s 2015 Water Quality Report in now available to view on Denver Water’s website. In the past, Denver Water directly mailed these reports to Platte Canyon customers. Hard copy reports will only be made available to District customers upon request. The Water Quality Report contains a wealth of information about not only the quality of your water but, also, about where your water comes from and how it is treated before it is delivered to your home or business. ... Read more