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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

1/23/2015
  WHAT CAUSES INTERRUPTIONS IN YOUR WATER SERVICE?

Your water service may be interrupted due to one of a variety of reasons which can include; routine maintenance to our water distribution system and scheduled water main improvements. Service may also be interrupted due to an unforeseen emergency such as a water break and to causes that are not in the District’s control such as the customer has failed to pay their water bill or their internal service lines have frozen. Listed below are the most common situations where water service interruptions can occur and helpful tips to follow in such cases:... Read more

1/9/2015
  ROOT CUTTING ACTIVITIES AN IMPORTANT PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TASK

A routine activity Southwest Metropolitan operations personnel perform is removing roots from sanitary sewer mains. While root cutting is scheduled each month, the majority of the root cutting activities take place beginning in October and continues through the end of March each year.... Read more

1/2/2015
  DISTRICT BOARD APPROVES 2015 BUDGET

Southwest Metropolitan’s Board of Directors approved the 2015 budget following a public hearing November 21. The budget calls for general operating expenditures of $1.55 million and capital expenditures of $2.39 million. Proposed revenues totaling $960,000 will result in a deficit of $2.98 million which will be funded by a reduction in the District’s reserve fund. Income derived from investment of District reserve funds is expected to be the largest source of revenue in 2015, $291,188. Water and sewer connection charges (tap fees) are projected to produce revenue in the amount of $283,500 next year. The water tap fee for a single family residence will increase from $5,625 to $7,000 on January 1, 2015. The District’s sewer tap fee will remain at $1,100 per single family home. The District’s Board of Directors on November 21 approved imposition of a service fee... Read more

12/19/2014
  NEW CONSTRUCTION WATER & SEWER TAP FEE INCREASE

Southwest Metropolitan’s Board of Directors recently adopted a revised tap fee schedule which becomes effective January 1, 2015. The move was deemed necessary by the Board in light of depletion of the District’s capital reserves, the significant reduction in operating revenues, and the aging of District infrastructure... Read more

12/12/2014
  BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2015

The Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District Board of Directors has established the following schedule for Board meetings in 2015. ... Read more

12/10/2014
  BOARD APPROVES SERVICE FEE - EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1ST

Following an extensive customer outreach and consideration of numerous cost saving and revenue enhancement alternatives, the Southwest Metropolitan Board of Directors voted unanimously to impose a service fee on all District customers beginning in December. The fee is based on the size of each customers water tap and will have most customers paying $1.00 per month. Customers with larger taps will pay more... Read more

12/5/2014
  DISTRICT CAPITAL MASTER PLAN FOR 2015 - 2024

The Southwest Metropolitan Board of Directors recently approved a Capital Master Plan for 2015 - 2024. 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 2015 - 2024 Capital Master Plan proposes expenditure of $4,717,329 during the entire 10-year planning period... Read more