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With a water collection system that covers more than 4,000 square miles in eight counties in Colorado, it takes an extensive network of pipes, pump stations, treatment plants, people and more to make sure our customers can turn on the tap and enjoy fresh, clean water every day. Join us on this behind-the-scenes journey of Your Denver Water.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Steve on September 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    It is inconceivable that the huge rainfall hasn’t made andy dent in the drought in Denver and surrounds. how about telling us the real story. How high are the reservoirs. will this rain impact Lake Powelll? Telling people to conserve water while they are experiencing the flood of the millenium is like selling refrigerators to Inuits.


    • Posted by Denver Water on September 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      You are right; the rainfall has made a big dent in the drought in the Front Range. We wrote a blog post last Tuesday, Sept. 17, to addresses the impacts of the rain and flooding on our system: Impacts of rain and flooding.

      At that time, our overall reservoir storage had gone up three percentage points and was 94 percent full. Typical for that time was 90 percent full. Things have continued to change, and today’s Water Watch Report, when updated, will show that our reservoir levels have increased to 96 percent full. The historic median is 89 percent full. Clearly, the flooding has changed the drought outlook.

      Because irrigation season is coming to an end – and drought restrictions are focused on outdoor water use – we are evaluating whether to formally modify the drought declaration at this point in the year, which takes a vote from the Denver Board of Water Commissioners.


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