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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
WATER MAIN FLUSHING BEGINS
One way the District helps to preserve water quality in its distribution system is to periodically flush water from fire hydrants and dead-end water mains. Reasons for performing this maintenance procedure include: ... Read more
GARDEN-IN-A-BOX: WATERWISE GARDENING MADE EASY
The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) is again making waterwise gardening fun and simple with its annual “Garden-In-A-Box” sale for 2017. Garden-In-A-Box are professionally designed, plant by numbers gardens which contain perennial and Xeric (low-water) plants for your landscaping needs. They make basic xeriscaping easy, affordable and convenient. CRC has again partnered with Denver Water to make gardens available to all residents of Southwest Metropolitan at a discounted price where they can receive $25 off select gardens... Read more
WINTER PLUMBING MAINTENANCE TIPS
The arrival of the winter season and cold weather invite a multitude of potential plumbing problems into our homes. Frigid morning showers, frozen or cracked pipes, broken radiators, flooding, and leaks are just a few of the many unwanted plumbing issues brought on by cold winter weather. Fortunately there are things that you can do to prevent or minimize the likelihood of these winter plumbing mishaps. The District offers these plumbing maintenance tips to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape during the winter months... Read more
GET YOUR HOUSE IN SHAPE THIS YEAR – CONDUCT A RESIDENTIAL INDOOR WATER SELF-AUDIT
Indoor water self-audits are an easy way to detect and repair leaks that you might not know exist or don’t think will affect the amount of water you use during the month which may ultimately result in an increase the amount you own on your monthly water bill. On average 14 percent of indoor water is lost through leaking fixtures and pipes... Read more
BOARD APPROVES SERVICE FEE INCREASE – EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017
From 1996 through 2014, Southwest Metropolitan did not charge customers for reliable delivery of high quality water obtained from Denver Water, nor for collection and transportation of all wastewater discharged by District customers to the Littleton - Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant. District operations were largely funded from income generated from the investment of reserve funds. The extraordinary drop in interest rates over the past few years and the need to spend down the District’s reserve fund by over $12.0 million to rehabilitate aging sewer infrastructure made use of investment income to fund District operations untenable. After extensive analysis and consideration of multiple financing options, the Southwest Metropolitan Board of Directors imposed... Read more