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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

7/1/2016
  OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, our office will be closed July 4th. If you experience an emergency or would like to report an emergency situation during this period, please call our 24-hour emergency notification number at 303-979-2333 and press 5. We will reopen for normal business on July 5th at 8:00 a.m.... Read more

6/24/2016
  HELP US HELP YOU! HELP STOP VANDALISM OF SOUTHWEST METROPOLITAN SEWER MANHOLES

If you see anyone other than District personnel lifting Southwest Metropolitan manhole covers and/or placing objects down sanitary sewer manholes, please call our District 24-Hour office number at 303-979-2333 immediately. Rocks or anything else dumped down a sewer manhole can result in personal injury, sewage backups and spills into homes, yards, roads and waterways, potentially contaminating vital water sources and causing damage to the entire wastewater collection and treatment system and resulting in expensive clean-up and repairs for both the District and our customers.... Read more

6/17/2016
  WARMER WEATHER WELCOMES THE ARRIVAL OF CONSTRUCTION SEASON

With spring and summer 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 planning two capital improvement projects set to begin construction later this year.... Read more

6/10/2016
  NEW DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS ON ITS WAY TO A MAILBOX NEAR YOU

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

6/3/2016
  YOU CAN PREVENT WATER POLLUTION IN RUN-OFF WATER

Water that runs off your property into streets, storm sewers and drainage ditches may eventually make its way into reservoirs and streams. As it travels, the water an pick up pollutants that can threaten clean water resources. Here are some steps you can take to reduce pollution in run-off water:... Read more

5/27/2016
  HOMEOWNER RAIN BARREL BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

It is now legal in Colorado - with a few limitations – for homeowners to collect precipitation into rain barrels. House Bill 1005 was signed by Governor Hickenlooper on May 12, permitting “small-capacity rooftop collection.” Under it, people will be able to collect up to 110 gallons of rainfall, in no more than two barrels, from the rooftop of a single-family dwelling, or from multi-family homes of no more than four units is to take effect on August 10, 2016. Legislation with similar goals was proposed in the past, but fell to concerns that collecting rainwater negatively affects water rights.... Read more

5/13/2016
  TIPS FOR CONTROLLING YOUR SPRINKLER TIMER

With the proper setting of your sprinkler timer (also known as the irrigation controller) you can literally save thousands of gallons of water each year in landscape irrigation, while helping to prevent plant loss or diseases caused by over watering. Just because your sprinkler timer is “automatic” doesn’t mean you can set it and forget it. You’ll need to change the watering schedules as plants become established, month-by-month, and when it rains. Here are some basic tips for getting the most water-use ef?ciency out of your sprinkler timer.... Read more

5/2/2016
  2016 WATER QUALITY REPORT (CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT)

Denver Water’s 2016 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

4/29/2016
  SUMMER WATERING RULES AND TIPS

Colorado’s snow-packed mountains will fill our reservoirs, but remember that we live in a semiarid climate and must use water wisely. By using only the water you need, you can help minimize impacts to reservoirs during the hottest months of summer when reservoir levels begin to drop. Below you will find watering tips and tools to help you use only what you need. Watering Tips Water during cooler times of day - lawn watering is NOT allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ... Read more

3/4/2016
  KID’S CORNER - LEARN ABOUT WATER AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF DENVER

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this spring break? Why not visit the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus and explore it’s new exhibit WATER? WATER is a 2,200-square-foot “hands-in” water laboratory focused on teaching families about how people interact with water. That’s right, you can actually play in and with water. This fun exhibit will let you and the kids test theories behind flow, buoyancy, density and displacement, all while having a soaking good time. This new exhibit will let you experience several ways that water plays a very important role in your lives. You can:... Read more

1/29/2016
  RECREATION TO BE LIMITED AT WATERTON CANYON

Hikers and bikers that recreate in Waterton Canyon will have limited access to the canyon’s trails over the coming months. According to Denver Water, beginning Feb. 2, the lower portion of Waterton Canyon, including the main entrance and parking lot, will be closed Monday through Saturday until May 15, as crews replace a deteriorating, 146-year-old diversion structure in the South Platte River.... Read more