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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

3/3/2015
  NEW DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS ON ITS WAY TO A MAILBOX NEAR YOU

The new issue of our quarterly print newsletter, Your Water March 2015, has just been mailed, and you should be receiving your copy shortly... Read more

2/27/2015
  WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT? EMAIL UPDATE SERVICE AVAILABLE

Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District offers a free service that will automatically keep you notified when specific areas of our website are updated. These areas include: News Articles, News Letters, Board Meeting Agendas, Board Meeting Minutes, District Projects, and Water and Sanitary Sewer Specifications. Here’s how it works:... Read more

2/20/2015
  KNOW YOUR WATER DEVICE SERIES: HOW TO READ YOUR WATER METER

One way to keep track of how much water you use is to read your own water meter every now and then. Proper water usage and conservation is an effective method for all citizens to help manage our available water resources. Understanding your water usage and finding and repairing leaks on a timely basis will contribute to the overall management of our resources and save you money.... Read more

2/13/2015
  DISTRICT EXPERIENCES MULTIPLE WATER MAIN BREAKS SIMULTANEOUSLY

In the early hours of January 15, 2015, the District began receiving several calls for low water pressure, high water pressure, and water running down various streets throughout the District’s service area. District staff immediately began responding to the calls and communication with Denver Water revealed a valve failure of one of Denver Water’s large-diameter water conduit located in Chatfield State Park. As more information was gathered... Read more

2/13/2015
  THIS YEAR MAKE WATER YOUR VALENTINE: COLORADO WATER - LIVE LIKE YOU LOVE IT

This Valentine’s Day when you’re thinking about the things you love in your life why not add water to the list. Water is one of the things that you literally cannot live without and in Colorado it is becoming as precious as gold. Extensive research conducted by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) and other water interests in the state has shown that Coloradans, particularly younger and minority audiences and newcomers to the state, lack vital information... Read more

2/6/2015
  FAQ SERIES: WHY DOES MY WATER TASTE OR SMELL STRANGE?

Taste And / Or Odor It is very difficult to separate taste from odor because these two human senses are so closely related. Most occurrences of a peculiar taste or odor that you may experience can be grouped into one of the following two categories:... Read more

1/30/2015
  AS ONE MAJOR CAPITAL REHABILITATION PROJECT CONCLUDES, ANOTHER BEGINS

With spring comes the beginning of construction season and a continuation of Southwest Metropolitan’s efforts to repair, rehabilitate and replace portions of the District’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems. The District has been busy coordinating the completion of one of 2014s projects as well as planning one major capital improvement project set to begin construction later this year.... Read more

12/10/2014
  BOARD APPROVES SERVICE FEE - EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1ST

Following an extensive customer outreach and consideration of numerous cost saving and revenue enhancement alternatives, the Southwest Metropolitan Board of Directors voted unanimously to impose a service fee on all District customers beginning in December. The fee is based on the size of each customers water tap and will have most customers paying $1.00 per month. Customers with larger taps will pay more... Read more