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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
NEW WATER RATES START APRIL 1 EXPECT WATER BILLS TO INCREASE SLIGHTLY
In December 2016, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted rate changes to fund essential repairs and upgrades to Denver Water’s system, effective April 1, 2017. Nobody likes to pay a bill. No matter how much you like a service or how essential it may be, handing over your hard-earned money to somebody else - particularly if that bill often increases from year to year - is never fun. But when it comes to your water bill, the simple fact is the cost of running a complex water system continues to rise. Your bill helps to maintain and upgrade a vast infrastructure that allows Denver Water to collect and treat and deliver safe, reliable water, while also providing for essential fire protection services. According to Denver Water, you will see some slight increases in your water bill starting April 1, 2017... Read more
LEAKS CAN RUN BUT THEY CAN’T HIDE
Are you ready to chase down leaks? Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide? In fact, the average household leaks more than 10,000 gallons of water per year, or the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry, and could be costing you an extra 10% on your water bills. Each year Southwest Metropolitan helps you hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. Mark your calendars for EPA's ninth annual Fix a Leak Week which will take place March 20 through 26, but remember that you can find and fix leaks inside and outside your home to save valuable water and money all year long.... Read more
NEW DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS ON ITS WAY TO A MAILBOX NEAR YOU
The new issue of our quarterly print newsletter Your Water will be mailed next week and you should be receiving your copy shortly... Read more
FATS, OILS, AND GREASE - IT'S EFFECTS ON OUR SEWER SYSTEM
Fats, Oils, and Greases aren’t just bad for your arteries and your waistline; they are bad for sewer pipes as well. Sewer backups and overflows can cause health hazards, damage home interiors, and threaten the environment. An increasingly common cause of sewer overflows is pipes blocked with grease. Grease and other non-soluble substances get into the sewer from household drains as well as poorly maintained grease traps in restaurants and other businesses.... Read more
DID YOU KNOW THAT SAVING WATER SAVES ENERGY?
It's Time for a New Way to Think About Water and Energy With climate change concerns, pervasive droughts, and high energy prices across the country, nearly everyone is looking for ways to conserve resources and cut costs. The good news is that by using a little “water sense” we can all use less water, energy, and money. It’s time for a new way of thinking about using water and energy more efficiently. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense program can help you save both. And look for the ENERGY STAR label on appliances and other products that use water and energy.... Read more
GARDEN-IN-A-BOX: WATERWISE GARDENING MADE EASY
The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) is again making waterwise gardening fun and simple with its annual “Garden-In-A-Box” sale for 2017. Garden-In-A-Box are professionally designed, plant by numbers gardens which contain perennial and Xeric (low-water) plants for your landscaping needs. They make basic xeriscaping easy, affordable and convenient. CRC has again partnered with Denver Water to make gardens available to all residents of Southwest Metropolitan at a discounted price where they can receive $25 off select gardens... Read more
WINTER PLUMBING MAINTENANCE TIPS
The arrival of the winter season and cold weather invite a multitude of potential plumbing problems into our homes. Frigid morning showers, frozen or cracked pipes, broken radiators, flooding, and leaks are just a few of the many unwanted plumbing issues brought on by cold winter weather. Fortunately there are things that you can do to prevent or minimize the likelihood of these winter plumbing mishaps. The District offers these plumbing maintenance tips to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape during the winter months... Read more