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Colorado statewide snowpack is at 172% of average as of November 4


With over 15 inches of snow at the Stapleton Airport weather observation site last week, the month of October ended unusually frigid and snowy. Temps were below freezing for more than 100 consecutive hours last week. That streak finally ended on Thursday morning, when temperatures climbed back into the low 40s, just in time to make it possible for kids to trick or treat this Halloween.

New water rates start January 1st

On October 23, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted rate changes to pay for critical upgrades and projects to keep its system operating efficiently. The new rates take effect January 1, 2020.

Denver Water's five-year proposed $1.3 billion capital plan includes about 140 major projects. The projects are focused on maintaining or upgrading infrastructure and ensuring the utility has the flexibility needed to guarantee a reliable water supply as weather patterns in the future deviate from the past and the population grows.

Keep Wipes Out of the Pipes!

Companies heavily advertise their “flushable” wipes, but plumbers make a lot of house calls that involve clogged toilets, backed up sewer lines, and flooded basements caused by moistened wipes. Most wastewater experts will tell you that there’s no such thing as a flushable wipe. Flushable wipes may flush down the toilet just fine, but so will your keys, phone, or jewelry.