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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 FOR THE PRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY
In observance of the President’s Day holiday, our office will be closed February 15th. 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 February 16th at 8:00 a.m.... Read more
DENVER WATER WARNS OF PAYMENT SCAMS
Denver Water would like to warn Southwest Metropolitan customers of a payment scam that seems to be making the rounds this week. Denver Water reports that Monday, a handful of customers reported receiving calls from individuals claiming to be with Denver Water and asking for payment.... Read more
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WATER QUALITY
Is Southwest Metropolitan's tap water safe to drink? Yes, our water more than meets all regulatory mandates and never has violated any standard. Drinking water is regulated through the state health department (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Where does our water come from? The District distributes water obtained from Denver Water. The sources of this water are primarily runoff from snowmelt high in the Rocky Mountains. The portion of the South Platte River that runs through the metro area is not a source for Denver Water.... Read more
HOME MAKEOVER? REBATES CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
Denver Water is once again offering residential rebates for Southwest Metropolitan customers. These rebates help offset the cost of replacing inefficient fixtures with new, water-efficient fixtures. District customers can receive rebates for buying and installing qualifying High-Efficiency Toilets, Rotary Nozzles, and Weather Based Smart Controllers. The rebates will be available for purchases made between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.... Read more
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
EXPERIENCING A SEWER BACKUP (STOPPAGE)?
Sewer backups can originate within the customer’s sewer service pipe or within Southwest Metropolitan's sewer main for a number of reasons. The most common cause of backups is tree roots growing into the customer’s service pipe. Occasionally, however, roots can also infiltrate the District’s sewer mains through individual service pipes or through pipe joints. Another common cause of backups is grease buildup that can occur in either customer or District owned pipes. ... Read more
DISTRICT WELCOMES NEW PLATTE CANYON EMPLOYEE
Southwest Metropolitan would like to welcome Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District’s newest employee, Ashley Dalton. Dalton was hired to fill the assistant district manager position. Dalton is a Colorado native and has roots in the Platte Canyon and Southwest Metropolitan communities where he graduated from Chatfield High School. Following high school, he obtained a degree in Water Utility Administration from Metropolitan State (now Metropolitan State University of Denver). Most recently he served as the water plant supervisor for the City of Golden.... Read more