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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 20th. 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 21st at 8:00 a.m.... Read more
GARDEN-IN-A-BOX: WATERWISE GARDENING MADE EASY
The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) is again making waterwise gardening fun and simple with its annual “Garden-In-A-Box” sale for 2017. Garden-In-A-Box are professionally designed, plant by numbers gardens which contain perennial and Xeric (low-water) plants for your landscaping needs. They make basic xeriscaping easy, affordable and convenient. CRC has again partnered with Denver Water to make gardens available to all residents of Southwest Metropolitan at a discounted price where they can receive $25 off select gardens... Read more
WINTER PLUMBING MAINTENANCE TIPS
The arrival of the winter season and cold weather invite a multitude of potential plumbing problems into our homes. Frigid morning showers, frozen or cracked pipes, broken radiators, flooding, and leaks are just a few of the many unwanted plumbing issues brought on by cold winter weather. Fortunately there are things that you can do to prevent or minimize the likelihood of these winter plumbing mishaps. The District offers these plumbing maintenance tips to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape during the winter months... Read more
GET YOUR HOUSE IN SHAPE THIS YEAR – CONDUCT A RESIDENTIAL INDOOR WATER SELF-AUDIT
Indoor water self-audits are an easy way to detect and repair leaks that you might not know exist or don’t think will affect the amount of water you use during the month which may ultimately result in an increase the amount you own on your monthly water bill. On average 14 percent of indoor water is lost through leaking fixtures and pipes... Read more
WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT? EMAIL UPDATE SERVICE AVAILABLE
Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District offers a free service that will automatically keep you notified when specific areas of our website are updated. These areas include: News Articles, News Letters, Board Meeting Agendas, Board Meeting Minutes, District Projects, and Water and Sanitary Sewer Specifications. Here’s how it works:... Read more
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
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
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
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