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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

1/11/2017
  DISTRICT 2017 TRANSPARENCY NOTICE NOW AVAILABLE

Pursuant to Section 32-1-809, Colorado Revised Statue, a transparency notice must be provided to the electors of the District no later than January 15 of each year... Read more

1/6/2017
  PLEASE CLEAR THE SNOW AWAY FROM FIRE HYDRANTS

Snow has arrived in the District and with its arrival we would like to remind you to “adopt” the hydrant nearest to you and keep it clear of snow. Hydrants buried under mounds of snow are difficult to locate when firefighters need them most and when time is of the essence.... Read more

1/6/2017
  EXTREME COLD HAS ARRIVED. DID YOU WINTERIZE YOUR PIPES?

It’s the time of year that the District receives numerous customer complaints about having no water or frozen/broken pipes. This is a yearly occurrency and this January is no exception. Winters in Colorado are where the weather can go to daily extremes. Mondaytemperatures can be the same as those in spring and summer months but on Tuesday the temperature can drop below freezing. This heating/freezing cycle can cause tremendous stress on your water pipes and, many homeowners unprepared... Read more

12/23/2016
  MAKE A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION TO BE WATER EFFICIENT

It can be easy to take clean water for granted: most of us don’t have to think twice about turning on the tap to wash our hands, water the plants, or whip up some pasta. In fact, the U.S. has the largest water footprint of any country in the world, at an average of 80 gallons of water per person per day. But it’s not easy to get all that water to where it needs to be, and it takes a huge investment of resources to collect, treat, and transport the water you use every day. So for our 2017 New Year’s resolution, we want you to preserve the earth’s resources by reducing the amount of water you use.... Read more

12/9/2016
  DISTRICT CAPITAL MASTER PLAN FOR 2017 - 2026 APPROVED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Southwest Metropolitan Board of Directors recently approved a Capital Master Plan for 2017 - 2026. The purpose of the master plan is to itemize, prioritize and schedule water and wastewater facility expansion, rehabilitation and replacement projects to enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of budgeting and cash flow analysis. The Plan enables the District to be pro-active in confronting water and sewer system modifications and rehabilitation. The 2017- 2026 Capital Master Plan proposes expenditure of $680,612 in 2017 and $2,961,562 during the entire ten year planning period. The first project, CIP 17-1W, contemplates replacement of 1,649 feet of 8-inch asbestos-cement pipe with PVC pipe in West Chatfield Avenue between South Pierce Street and South Lamar Court This project is being planned and constructed in coordination with Jefferson County which is rebuilding the West Chatfield Avenue roadway. The County will share water main replacement costs with the District. The District’s share of project costs is expected to be $244,536.... Read more

12/2/2016
  BOARD APPROVES SERVICE FEE INCREASE – EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017

From 1996 through 2014, Southwest Metropolitan did not charge customers for reliable delivery of high quality water obtained from Denver Water, nor for collection and transportation of all wastewater discharged by District customers to the Littleton - Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant. District operations were largely funded from income generated from the investment of reserve funds. The extraordinary drop in interest rates over the past few years and the need to spend down the District’s reserve fund by over $12.0 million to rehabilitate aging sewer infrastructure made use of investment income to fund District operations untenable. After extensive analysis and consideration of multiple financing options, the Southwest Metropolitan Board of Directors imposed... Read more