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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
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 3rd. 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 6th at 8:00 a.m.... Read more
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
SEVERAL BRANDS OF BOTTLED WATER RECALLED OVER E. COLI FEARS
Before you take a sip of your next bottled water, take a good look at the label. Niagara Bottling company, based in Pennsylvania, issued a voluntary recall of several of its bottled water brands due to possible E. coli contamination, according to the company’s official statement. The contamination is linked to one of the springs Niagara... Read more
ANNUAL DENVER METRO WATER FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS
The second annual Denver Metro Water Festival was held on May 19 and garnered rave reviews from all 1218 sixth grade students and 25 teachers from Denver and suburban public schools who participated in a day centered around water in Colorado. More than 31 presenters and 80 volunteers including many Platte Canyon staff members worked to make this year’s festival a success. Festival activities included presentations... Read more
DON’T GET TAKEN FOR EXPENSIVE RIDE BY SEWER REPAIR SCAMS
The District has once again been receiving calls from concerned homeowners who have been their sewer service pipes are deteriorating and are in imminent damage of failure. The situation normally starts with a video (TV) inspection of the homeowner’s sewer pipe by a disreputable contractor. The contractor will locate a minor flaw in the pipe and attempt to convince the homeowner that the condition must be repaired immediately. A recording of the inspection is not provided unless an additional amount is paid. This prevents the homeowner from seeking a second opinion of the extent of the reported damage. ... Read more
NEW DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS ON ITS WAY TO A MAILBOX NEAR YOU
The new issue of our quarterly print newsletter, Your Water June 2015, has just been mailed, and you should be receiving your copy shortly... Read more
DISTRICT DELUGED WITH WATER IN BASEMENT CALLS
The District has been flooded with calls from District residents reporting water seeping into their basement. They have also stated that this has never happened in all the years they’ve resided at their home. The District has received a lot of moisture these past several weeks due to the almost daily rain storms that the area has been experiencing. Because of all this moisture, the ground water table is above normal levels and causes water to penetrate areas that historically have never been affected. If you have a sump pump, make sure it is functioning properly. It is wise to check on your sump pump daily during these wet times... Read more