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Where does my water come from? 

Water Sources & Infrastructure

Most water in CPNMD originates from two Denver Basin underground aquifers, which include the Arapahoe, Lower Dawson, and Denver basins. These sources are the result of water rights that date back to the formation of the District. The District has 11  water wells located in the community that are generally only used in the summer months (May- October). 

This water is delivered to the CPNMD water treatment plant which produces an average of two million gallons of water per day except in peak summer months when four million gallons of water per day is more common. Treated water is then stored in the District's two storage tanks, and supplied to customers on demand. 

Renewable Water

In 2010, Hock Hocking (Park County, Colorado) and Upper Platte River rights were purchased to increase the community’s water assets to include surface water. This water is stored Chatfield Reservoir, where CPNMD owns and has unfettered access to 1,006 acre-feet of storage capacity. Our neighbors to the north, the Centennial Water & Sanitation District (Highlands Ranch), treats our renewable water, which we then pump through our existing Interconnect pump station and pipeline into our water distribution system. We typically utilize those renewable water resources from October 1st through April 30th of each year.

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