Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

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On July 14, 2021, Denver Water filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Boulder County, asserting the county is overreaching its authority and jeopardizing a federally ordered reservoir expansion critical to a safe and secure water supply for one quarter of the state’s population while risking long-planned benefits for the West Slope environment.

You can read Denver Water statement on this action here. And you can read the complaint here.

What is a 1041 Permit?

Colorado House Bill 1041, also known as the Areas and Activities of State Interest Act, was enacted in 1974 and allows local governments to regulate, through established criteria, a variety of development activities with guidance from the state.  

Projects of this scale do not jump right into construction, rather they take many years of planning, study and review.  

1041 Permit Documents

Boulder County’s 1041 regulations are listed in Article 8 – Location & Extent Areas & Activities of State Interest (1041) 

The public can view the entire 1041 Permit application submitted to the county by clicking here 

Latest News / Blog

Getting a (big) jump on a healthy environment

May 21, 2021 - TAP - Denver Water completing required stream and habitat improvements years ahead of final go-ahead for Gross Reservoir expansion. “Our No. 1 objective is to do right by our partners, by our customers and by the environment,” said Jeff Martin, project...

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2020 Year-End Report

Last year was unique and required a lot of adaptation but we are proud of what we were able to progress throughout 2020. The 2020 Year-End Report can be viewed by clicking the image below.

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