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Lead Reduction Program Update

In December, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) granted approval for Denver Water to begin their Lead Reduction Program. The 15-year program aims to reduce the likelihood of lead getting into the drinking water as it passes through lead-containing household plumbing and service lines that are owned by the customer.

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.