DID YOU KNOW??
THE NEXT TIME YOU TURN ON YOUR TAP FOR A GLASS OF COLD WATER, TAKE A MINUTE TO THINK ABOUT HOW YOUR WATER GETS THERE.
In Colorado, snowpack turns into runoff, and runoff translates into water supply. The process begins nearly 180 miles away and involves a complex system of pipes, pumping stations and the dedication of Aurora Water’s 420 employees.
Runoff typically begins in early May and continues through mid-July, but Aurora Water staff is constantly eyeing reservoir levels, climate and snowpack to ensure Aurora’s supply will serve more than 351,000 residents who live here. Right now, thanks to a wet November, the city’s reservoirs are doing well, but that doesn’t guarantee a solid supply in the Spring. That’s the drawback of relying solely on mountain runoff, and it’s why this city built the Prairie Waters System. It allows us to recapture water we already own in the South Platte River, providing additional drought protection and increasing Aurora’s overall supply.
Getting the water to this city is only part of the job. Once it’s here, it’s treated in one of the city’s three award-winning purification facilities. Aurora Water’s treatment technology is some of the most advanced in the country, which helps the city deliver the great-tasting, high-quality water we have all come to expect
Any questions call 303-739-7388 or go to aurorawater.org