Past investments in groundwater will pay dividends for decades to come.
Maximizing the benefits of past investments in the Town’s Denver Basin groundwater supply remains an important piece of the puzzle for the long-term water plan. Maintaining and developing this supply to meet the demands of continuing growth in the short term and to provide reliability and a smaller supply role in the long-term is all part of the plan.
This existing system is being modified to provide expanded capabilities like storing water supplies. Also known as aquifer storage and recovery, this provides a key component of our long-term water storage plan. Water stored deep underground doesn’t evaporate like supplies stored in conventional surface reservoirs.
Ultimately, additional improvements and continued maintenance of the Town’s groundwater system will provide an added layer of long-term reliability. So, as groundwater becomes a smaller and smaller component of the day-to-day water supply, it will continue to safeguard us against future droughts.