Each drop of tap water has forged a journey of hundreds of miles to land in your sink. This seemingly effortless process couldn’t be done without hundreds of dedicated employees working day and night, in snowdrifts, laboratories and underground pipes, to make sure you always have the water you need. They keep this massive, complex water system humming — sending water from mountain reservoirs down rivers to treatment plants and through pipes to your home. Follow this journey of water as it starts as snow and becomes the lifeblood of a city.
Creating a culture of conservation in Denver dates back to 1936 when Denver Water advertised on street trolleys asking customers to help save water. The message remains the same, as does our commitment to helping customers use this precious resource wisely.
Use only what you need. It's Denver Water's rallying conservation call, and for many it's a way of life. Here are some messages, mostly playful encouragement, that have helped reduce water consumption about 20 percent over the past few years.