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Why does the South Metro Water Supply Authority (SMWSA) support Water Education Colorado?

SMSWA is an organization of many different water providers whose aim is to provide a secure and sustainable water future for our region, and we believe that partnerships, investment, efficiency, and education are key elements to achieving that goal. We feel that Water Education Colorado does a phenomenal job in bringing different points of view and accurate information to the table to create a better understanding of the water resource challenges we face throughout the state.

Why is water resources education important?

When we know more, we do better. Not only does clear, accurate information from multiple sources help policy-makers and other leaders make better decisions that affect every Coloradan, but water resources education is also important so that each individual can make informed choices in their everyday lives. They can be responsible stewards of this precious, limited resource. In other words, water education for everyone is a significant factor in the ultimate success of our communities, businesses, and families for generations to come.

What does SMWSA do?

When South Metro Water Supply Authority was founded in 2004, the idea was simple:  bring the many smaller water entities in south Denver together to create a regional water authority.

Today, our 13 water provider members serve about 80% of Douglas County and 10% of Arapahoe County residents. Together we are executing a plan to provide a secure and sustainable water future for the region. Through regional partnerships, a constant eye toward conservation and efficiency, and sound investments in water projects, we are transforming the region’s water supply and creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

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South Metro Water Supply Authority
8400 E Prentice Ave, Suite 315
Greenwood Village, CO 80111


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Why does the South Platte Water Related Activities Program support Water Education Colorado?

Water Education Colorado is a well-supported organization that provides education on water matters around the state.  Member dues go to very credible programs and materials such as their Headwaters Magazine, Citizens Guides and various on-line resources.

Why is water resources education important?

Water is critical to life.  It is good for people to know where their water comes from and all the work that goes into getting water delivered to their taps and the issues surrounding the availability and delivery of water.

What does SPWRAP do?

SPWRAP is a Colorado nonprofit corporation established by Colorado water users for the purpose of representing water users' interests and partnering with the State of Colorado to implement the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program in central Nebraska.

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Why does Colorado Springs Utilities support Water Education Colorado?

Colorado Springs Utilities was a founding member of the board of Water Education Colorado and helped shape its mission and vision, and helped hire the first Executive Director for the newly formed organization in 2002.  Water Education Colorado is important to the State of Colorado as they help educate citizens and legislators about the issues and complexities of water by creating communication programs and tools.

Why is water resources education important?

Water is a limited resource and Coloradans need to understand its complexities in order to value it. We must also ensure that future generations have the knowledge to make sound decisions and balance the needs of agriculture, environment, and responsible growth.  There will also be increasing demands in the future to fund aging infrastructure, incentives for new efficiency technologies, and the need to build new water systems.

What does Colorado Springs Utilities do?

Colorado Springs Utilities is a four service, water, wastewater, electricity and natural gas provider for the greater Colorado Springs area.

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Colorado Springs Utilities
111 S. Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Save the Date: Yampa Basin Tour

Mark your calendar and save the date for June 11-13 to join CFWE's annual river basin tour adventure!

We'll gain first-hand experiences learning about river recreation, agriculture, ecological health, future water demands and more in Northwestern Colorado's Yampa Basin. Tour with a diverse group of elected officials, decision makers, water professionals, interested citizens and many others to gain access to exclusive sites and expert speakers. Download the draft itinerary and get ready to register to see, experience and hear from:

  • Elkhead Reservoir
  • Craig Power Plant
  • Carpenter Ranch
  • City of Steamboat Springs
  • Stagecoach Reservoir
  • Finger Rock Preserve
  • And others along the way!


Read more: Save the Date: Yampa Basin Tour


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Support for Water Education Colorado is tax-deductible and provides numerous benefits, including discounts on publications and event registrations. Your membership supports development of new publications, outreach efforts across the state, and critical operational needs.

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