The Colorado State Legislature is Now at its 70th Day of the 120-day Session!
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Wingfoot Water Resources
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Long before the city of Denver was established, the South Platte River and Cherry Creek were oases for people who traveled the dry Great Plains. These early travelers could do without many things, but not water. That's why pioneers, and the American Indians before them, camped along the banks of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River. The first residents of the area drank water directly from the creek and river. Surface wells and buckets of water sufficed for a while as a delivery system, but they soon proved inadequate. Irrigation ditches were the next step forward.
Soon, water companies began offering service to settlers. By the late 1800s, several water companies had fought, collapsed or merged. In 1918, Denver residents voted to buy the Denver Union Water Company and form the municipal agency now known as Denver Water. In doing so, voters created an entity that would operate independently from city government, thereby keeping water service separate from local politics.
Today, Denver Water is the largest and oldest water utility in the state. Its service area covers more than 335 square miles, including the City and County of Denver and several suburban distributors. A system of reservoirs networked by tunnels and canals provides water to more than a million people. Three major treatment plants — Marston, Moffat and Foothills — maintain water quality under the watchful eye of the Denver Water Quality Control Laboratory.
Each year, Dianna Orf hosts a small group of CWC Members for an opportunity to attend the State Affairs Committee Meeting and tour the Capitol in Downtown Denver. Interested in taking part? Send Chane Polo an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour Dates Available:
Monday, March 18, 2019
To learn more about the State Affairs Committee, click here
We'll see you there!
Dedicated to the world’s most important resource, AWWA sets the standard for water knowledge, management and informed public policy. This year our Annual Conference, ACE19 will take place June 9-12 in Denver, Colorado. Learn, connect and be inspired to solve today’s global water challenges. Explore this year’s program and select sessions focused on asset management, utility risk and resilience and water quality challenges – along with the new smart water utility and potable reuse tracks. Be sure to take advantage of dedicated Exhibit Hall time to see cutting-edge products and services and meet new contacts.
This FREE 6 episode documentary event will be available for a special preview from March 9-14th with the FULL official launch in May. We welcome you to join us and share the information widely. You can register one of two ways:
As a participant and follow along in what will essentially be a masterclass in bluemind research and practice:
As a partner enabling you to raise funds for your important work when the documentary goes live:
High Line Canal Clean-Up Re-Scheduled for Sunday, March 31, 2019
Volunteers and segment leaders are needed to clear trash and debris from the eleven mile stretch of the canal that runs through the city of Aurora. The goal for the day is to reduce the amount of trash being discharged from the Canal to Sand Creek and to Toll Gate Creek. Along with the benefits from the outdoor exercise, the event is also an excellent opportunity to learn about the problems caused from littering and the importance of protecting our waterways.
To register, click here and scroll down to the High Line Canal opportunity. Interested people will need to create a volunteer profile. This is needed to help organizers communicate with volunteers.
The volunteer registration website has a downloadable Volunteer waiver. Every volunteer is required to have a waiver completed prior to working on the High Line Canal. If the portal is proving cumbersome or if you have questions, please feel free to contact Lottia Villalba
Are you interested in being part of Colorado’s water community? The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) is looking for an energetic leader to fill the position of Executive Director.
The position requires an estimated 20 hours a week. More hours will be required preparing for the Annual Conference in February and other workshop events. The selected candidate will enter into a two-year contract with an opportunity to extend the contract annually following a review by the Board.
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