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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.

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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

4/18/2014
  NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL TAKE-BACK DAY (APRIL 26, 2014)

DEA has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.... Read more

4/18/2014
  2014 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

With spring and summer comes 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 completing one of 2013’s projects as well as planning two major capital improvement projects for this year’s construction season. Wrap-Up of 2013 A-Line Sewer Rehab The A-line Sewer Rehabilitation project began last year, but its completion... Read more

4/11/2014
  NEW DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS ON ITS WAY TO A MAILBOX NEAR YOU

The new issue of our quarterly print newsletter, Your Water April 2014, has just been mailed, and you should be receiving your copy shortly... Read more

4/4/2014
  CONTRACTORS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED BY DISTRICT TO WORK ON RESIDENTIAL SEWER LINES

The Board of Directors adopted Resolution 2014-1-3 which requires the licensing of residential sewer contractors performing work within the District. Prior to hiring a contractor to work on a sewer service line, homeowners should call, or have their contractor call, the District office at 303-979-2333 for a licensing application and list of requirements.... Read more

3/28/2014
  DISTRICT ELECTION CANCELLED

Southwest Metropolitan cancelled its Board of Directors Election scheduled for May 6 after determining that existing Board members were running unopposed. Colorado Statutes provide for District elections to be cancelled if only one candidate steps forward for each available position on the Board of Directors, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be a write-in candidate.... Read more

3/28/2014
  APRIL IS SAFE DIGGING MONTH

Planning to build a deck or patio, excavate an area for a new garden or plant shrubs this spring? If so, you’re not alone. Roughly half of U.S. homeowners are expected to begin working on some type of outdoor project requiring digging. Before breaking ground, homeowners must call 811 to have underground utility lines marked on their property. Colorado law states that all who wish to dig must first give utilities up to three business days (not including weekends and holidays) to locate facilities which may be impacted by excavation, such as:... Read more

3/21/2014
  WORLD WATER DAY 2014: WATER AND ENERGY

World Water Day, also known as World Day for Water or International Water Day, is a special day determined by the United Nations of General Assembly to focus the attention of the world on the importance of freshwater resources in our lives and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This commemoration is observed annually on 22 March since the year 1993. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2014 World Water Day is dedicated to the theme of Water and Energy which are the basic components of life, economic growth and human progress.... Read more

3/14/2014
  GARDEN-IN-A-BOX PROGRAM: RE-IMAGINE YOUR LANDSCAPING MADE EASY!

Are you looking for an affordable, easy way to make your yard more interesting and water-efficient? Denver Water has partnered with the Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC), a non-profit serving the Front Range, to offer District customers a variety of Garden-In-A-Box kits at special, but limited, discounted prices. Garden-In-A-Box simplifies water wise gardening by providing professional plant-by-number designs and a selection of colorful low-water-use plants that adapt well to our dry Colorado soil and arid climate. District customers can purchase these kits for $25 off the retail price which range between... Read more