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Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District is honored to provide water distribution and wastewater collection services to 18,017 residences and businesses in western Arapahoe, eastern Jefferson, and northern Douglas Counties. The District appreciates the opportunity to communicate timely news and information about its services and related topics to citizens, builders, vendors, and other interested parties by use of this website.
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We also encourage you to attend the District's Board of Directors meetings held at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each month at the District office, 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave.
District News Articles
DISTRICT CREWS AVAILABLE 24/7, 365 DAYS PER YEAR FOR EMERGENCIES
To report problems with water service, sewer service, or possible water leaks, please contact Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District at 303-979-2333 BEFORE calling a plumber or another contractor. After hours emergency calls are automatically directed to an on-call maintenance operations employee who will promptly return your call.... Read more
COLD WEATHER IS COMING - IS YOUR HOME READY?
The same natural forces that trigger cold-weather breaks in Southwest Metropolitan’s underground water mains can cause pipes to burst in your own plumbing systems. Here are some tips to help you prepare before an emergency happens... Read more
ROOT CUTTING ACTIVITIES AN IMPORTANT PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TASK
A routine activity Southwest Metropolitan operations personnel perform is removing roots from sanitary sewer mains. While root cutting is scheduled each month, the majority of the root cutting activities take place beginning in October and continues through the end of March each year.... Read more
FALL CAPITAL REHABILITATION CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY
Last month saw the start of the Dutch Creek Sewer Interceptor Rehabilitation. This project is the sixth and final phase of the multi-year program to rehabilitate all concrete interceptor sewers -- those sewer pipes larger than 15-inches in diameter located within the District that have been degraded by hydrogen sulfide gas corrosion. Interceptor sewers collect and transport wastewater from Southwest Metropolitan, Platte Canyon, Grant, Ken Caryl, Meadowbrook-Fairview and Columbine Water and Sanitation Districts and portions of the City of Littleton to the Littleton-Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant. To date, the C-line, D-line, and A-line and B-line interceptors have been lined using a cured-in-place (CIPP) rehabilitation process. This phase of the project began August 22... Read more
DISTRICT STAFF IMPLEMENTING ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE FOR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED SEWER MAINS
The District plans to add an additional inspection requirement – inclination testing - to its developer check-list for newly-constructed sewer mains. During the construction of a new development, the District requires developers to satisfy several check-list specifications prior to sewer mains being conditionally accepted, entering a one-year warranty period. Developers must provide air testing, deflection testing and video inspection records as part of the acceptance process... Read more
WHERE DOES OUR DISTRICT’S WATER COME FROM?
To each of us the most important thing about water is that when we turn on the faucet we receive water of high quality and reliable delivery. To this end the Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District obtains its water through a contract with the Denver Water Department. Since the 1800s Denver has been purchasing and developing surface flow water rights on both the East and West slopes. The majority of Denver’s water comes from rivers and streams fed by mountain snowmelt. The South Platte River, Blue River, Williams Fork River and Fraser River watersheds are Denver Water’s primary water sources, but it also uses water from the South Boulder Creek, Ralston Creek and Bear Creek watersheds.... Read more