Water Quality

Water Quality Report

As a Distributor for Denver Water, Bear Creek Water and Sanitation District is part of the Denver Water "Integrated" or "Consecutive System". Although the District owns and maintains the water distribution system that delivers your drinking water to your home or business, Denver Water is responsponsible for reporting the quality of the water that is supplied to your home or business. Every year Denver Water issues a Water Quality Report also known as the Consumer Confidence Report that describes the overall quality of water from its raw collection and storage to the treated purity at your tap. The Environmental Protection Agency mandates these reports. Click on the link below to view the latest annual report.

Denver Water - Water Quality Reports

Distribution System Flushing

To ensure high quality drinking water and to minimize water age, the District flushes fire hydrants and blowoff assemblies at water line dead-ends on a routine basis. Aesthetic indidcators of increased water age includes poor taste and odor, discoloration and increased water temperatures. If you suspect a degradation in your tap water, please contact the District to evaluate your concern.

Disinfection

Denver Water uses a very effective long-lasting chloramine disinfectant. Monochloramine is considered a good disinfectant as it does not contribute significant taste or odor and is more stable in solution than free residual chlorine. Chloramination often is useful in systems with long distribution lines or with large amounts of storage where the water age might be too long to maintain free chlorine residual. This produces lower concentrations of disinfection byproducts (DBP), such as Total Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids, than would chlorine by itself. Disinfection byproducts above their regulatory limits are potentially harmful; therefore minimization of them is very important.