The City has been engaged in long-term strategic planning related to water supply for decades. Currently, the City has a projected shortfall of 2,550 acre feet (AF) to meet the needs of the community in 2065. To fill the gap, the City is pursuing several additional sources of water supplies:
- Participating in the Denver Water Gross Reservoir Expansion project
- Purchasing agricultural water rights, which are then converted to municipal use
- Planning and construction of a future water storage reservoir
These additional water supply strategies are complex in nature and require partnerships with multiple agencies. Additionally, these strategies are resource intensive, and progress is measured over multiple years.