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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

9/30/2016
  SUMMER WATERING PROGRAM ENDS OCTOBER 1ST

Fall is here and Denver Water’s summer watering program ends October 1st. Even though the watering program deadline has arrived, Southwest Metropolitan is still encouraging its customers to follow the restrictions that were set forth for Summer. ... Read more

9/29/2016
  FALL CAPITAL REHABILITATION CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

Last month saw the start of the Dutch Creek Sewer Interceptor Rehabilitation. This project is the sixth and final phase of the multi-year program to rehabilitate all concrete interceptor sewers -- those sewer pipes larger than 15-inches in diameter located within the District that have been degraded by hydrogen sulfide gas corrosion. Interceptor sewers collect and transport wastewater from Southwest Metropolitan, Platte Canyon, Grant, Ken Caryl, Meadowbrook-Fairview and Columbine Water and Sanitation Districts and portions of the City of Littleton to the Littleton-Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant. To date, the C-line, D-line, and A-line and B-line interceptors have been lined using a cured-in-place (CIPP) rehabilitation process. This phase of the project began August 22... Read more

9/23/2016
  DISTRICT STAFF IMPLEMENTING ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE FOR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED SEWER MAINS

The District plans to add an additional inspection requirement – inclination testing - to its developer check-list for newly-constructed sewer mains. During the construction of a new development, the District requires developers to satisfy several check-list specifications prior to sewer mains being conditionally accepted, entering a one-year warranty period. Developers must provide air testing, deflection testing and video inspection records as part of the acceptance process... Read more

9/16/2016
  WHERE DOES OUR DISTRICT’S WATER COME FROM?

To each of us the most important thing about water is that when we turn on the faucet we receive water of high quality and reliable delivery. To this end the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District obtains its water through a contract with the Denver Water Department. Since the 1800s Denver has been purchasing and developing surface flow water rights on both the East and West slopes. The majority of Denver’s water comes from rivers and streams fed by mountain snowmelt. The South Platte River, Blue River, Williams Fork River and Fraser River watersheds are Denver Water’s primary water sources, but it also uses water from the South Boulder Creek, Ralston Creek and Bear Creek watersheds.... Read more

9/10/2016
  IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER CAMPAIGN (SEPTEMBER 15)

Imagine: Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or make coffee. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops. September 15th Southwest Metropolitan is joining together to raise awareness about the most essential resource we have: Water. Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity for everyone who cares about safe, reliable water to stand up for our most essential resource. The infrastructure that moves and treats water is often invisible and forgotten. Imagine A Day Without Water draws attention to how impossible life would be without water. ... Read more

9/8/2016
  NEW DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS ON ITS WAY TO A MAILBOX NEAR YOU

The new issue of our quarterly print newsletter Your Water will be mailed next week and you should be receiving your copy shortly... Read more

9/2/2016
  WATERTON CANYON BEGINS WEEKLY CLOSURES ON SEPTEMBER 6

Beginning Sept. 6, 2016, Waterton Canyon will be closed Mondays through Fridays through November while Denver Water crews complete repairs to the High Line Canal diversion structure in the South Platte River. The canyon will be fully open to recreation on Saturdays and Sundays during this time. For hikers and bikers on the Colorado Trail, there will only be access to Waterton Canyon on the weekends. During the week, trail users should seek alternative access points, which can be found at www.coloradotrail.org/waterton... Read more