South Metro Water Supply Authority providers consider water reuse a priority and are making progress in this effort, with most approaching full reuse of their reusable water supplies.
Making reuse a priority
Water reuse is a priority for South Metro Water providers because it offers an opportunity to significantly increase supplies and make them more reliable, particularly in periods of drought.
Inverness and Meridian were among the earliest adopters of water reuse in Colorado, reusing 100 percent of their water with zero discharge.
Castle Rock developed a state-of-the-art water treatment plant to capture and reuse renewable water supplies, a key component of its plan to attain a 75 percent renewable water supply.
The Chatfield Reallocation Project will significantly increase the reuse capability of Centennial, Castle Rock and Castle Pines North.
Sterling Ranch (Dominion Water and Sanitation District) was named by the Colorado Water Conservation Board as the state’s first rainwater harvesting community. Through its rainwater harvesting program, it collects rainwater from rooftops and hard surfaces, such as concrete and asphalt, and uses it to irrigate community parks, gardens and greenways.
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