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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

8/1/2014
  CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN

Southwest Metropolitan has been busy planning two major capital improvement projects this summer. The first project on this year’s schedule was necessitated due to expansion in water service to an industrial facility in the Blakeland Industrial Park at Blakeland Dr. and Riverview Pkwy. (see map below) which has triggered a need to establish a looped water system within the industrial park. The Blakeland Water Loop project consists of the installation of 1,100 feet of 12-inch pipe to allow a dual water feed throughout the service area... Read more

7/25/2014
  INAUGURAL YOUTH WATER FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS!

The first annual Denver Metro Water Festival garnered rave reviews from all participants. The festival served 825 sixth grade students and 25 teachers from both Denver public schools and seven suburban schools. Over 50 presenters and 80 volunteers worked to make this year’s festival a success. The festival was a half day event held at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. The day began with students arriving on campus... Read more

7/18/2014
  APPLIANCE DISCHARGE

As part of the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District’s ongoing Maintenance Program, District crews utilize high pressure water cleaning equipment to clean and scour District owned sanitary sewer mains throughout the year. Occasionally this equipment causes a vacuum effect in the sewer main which, if not vented through properly functioning customer-owned plumbing ventilation pipes, may result in a minor discharge from sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and floor drains in a customer’s residence. ... Read more

7/15/2014
  NOTICE OF MEETING: RELATING TO THE INCREASE OF DISTRICT FEES, RATES, TOLLS, PENALTIES OR CHARGES FOR WATER AND SANITARY SEWER SERVICES

NOTICE OF MEETING RELATING TO THE INCREASE OF DISTRICT FEES, RATES, TOLLS, PENALTIES OR CHARGES FOR WATER AND SANITARY SEWER SERVICES SOUTHWEST METROPOLITAN WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT ARAPAHOE, DOUGLAS AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES, COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District(the “District”), Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties, Colorado, will meet on Friday, August 22, 2014 at The District office located at 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, Colorado, 80123 at 8:30 a.m. At such meeting, the Board of the District will consider the increase of District fees, rates, tolls, penalties and/or charges related to water and sanitary sewer services. The Board will also take up such other business as may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public. This notice is given by order of the Board of the District, and in accordance with Section 32-1-1001(2)(a), C.R.S. /s/ BOARD OF DIRECTORS SOUTHWEST METROPOLITAN WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT... Read more

7/11/2014
  ADJUST YOUR SPRINKLERS TO AVOID WATER WASTE

Did you know that your sprinkler system can use more than half the water at your home during the hot months of the year? This makes it vitally important that your system is in good working order and not leaking, clogged, spraying water into the street or exhibiting any number of problems that can waste water and lead to higher water bills. These problems can be easily overlooked because the best time to water your yard is at night or in the morning, meaning you could be sending water and money literally down the drain when you sleep. But there are easy solutions if you’re willing to spend a little time checking and fixing your system.... Read more

7/4/2014
  COLORADO PROCLAIMS JULY AS SMART IRRIGATION MONTH

Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed July as Smart Irrigation Month for the state of Colorado. Smart Irrigation Month, an Irrigation Association initiative, takes place throughout July, traditionally the month of peak demand in North America, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency, water-saving products, practices and services... Read more