Resources on tap for a growing region.
Developing adequate water resources is critical to serve Colorado's current and future generations, as well as to provide for our region's economic vitality and quality of life.
Colorado is the only state in the continental United States with all major waterways originating within its boundaries. Eighty-five percent of Colorado's water is used by the agricultural industry. The remaining 15 percent is divided among domestic, municipal, and industrial uses.
The Denver Water Board is the largest provider of water in the Metro Denver area, serving more than 1.3 million customers. The City of Aurora is the second largest, with 310,000 customers.
The Special District Association of Colorado (SDA) has nearly 200 special district members in Metro Denver providing water, water sanitation, and water conservation services. Special districts are formed by local voters to provide vital public services that cannot be feasibly supplied by cities or counties in the region.