Gross Reservoir Expansion Project
- Denver Water has a longstanding, highly effective and nationally recognized water conservation program because we know the value of water in a dry region. Conservation is a critical part of our future water supply plan.
- Our customers continue to do an incredible job using water efficiently. They’ve reduced water use by more than 20 percent in the past 15 years, despite a 15 percent population increase.
- Every type of customer is asked to use only what they need, and Denver Water has conservation tools aimed at residential, commercial and industrial water uses. We also have rules that ensure that our customers don’t waste water, including a limit on the number of days and times customers can irrigate lawns or landscapes.
- We have a tiered rate structure to encourage water conservation. The more customers use, the more they pay.
- Denver Water spends more than $5 million each year to provide incentives to our customers to retrofit appliances, fixtures and irrigation systems with more efficient models.
- It’s working! On average, we estimate that residents in our service area consume approximately 90 gallons per day, among the lowest rates in the western U.S.
Latest News / Blog
KUSA - Oct. 16, 2017 - “This section of the Fraser River is the healthiest I’ve seen this river in the 47 years I’ve lived here,” said Kirk Klancke, president of the Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Read more...
Colorado Public Radio – Oct. 16, 2017 – "Working with the people who have impacts on your river is far more effective than trying to fight them, or just trying to stop them,” said Kirk Klancke, president of the Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited....
Sky-Hi News - Oct. 13, 2017 - "We are elated," said Mely Whiting, legal counsel for Trout Unlimited. "This is amazing. The biomass [in the river] has more than tripled, just from last year, and only in the matter of a couple of weeks since the project was completed."...