Conservation

Providing Solutions for a Water-Stressed State

Many of the West’s growing areas depend on water that originates in the Colorado Rockies. With more residents moving to Colorado every year, competition for water supplies continues to grow.

At Pure Cycle, we believe that the primary job of a water provider is to protect, preserve and ensure our future water supply. That’s why our systems and investments ensure we use, recycle, and reuse our scarce water supplies.

Water Should Be Recycled

We believe that our most important source of water is the water we have already used. By collecting, treating, and reusing wastewater for irrigation, we reduce our state’s reliance on surface water and aquifers. It’s also more profitable for our company.

We reuse water as much as we can by treating our wastewater using highly advanced water reclamation facilities and reusing that water in separate outdoor irrigation systems and industrial water systems.

We Conserve Our Well Water

Much of the Denver area water comes from aquifers—underground water sources that are generally being drained by wells much faster than they refill. The best way to protect this nonrenewable water source is to use less water and continually recycle and reuse what water we use. Here’s how we conserve:

We apply a tiered pricing system that discourages people from overusing water. Our pricing tiers reward households with low-water landscaping and efficient indoor appliances.

Our Dual Distribution System separates household water from highly treated reclaimed water for outdoor parks and open space irrigation watering.

Advanced rain meter stations monitor weather and soil moisture levels to ensure proper watering for turf areas.

We use the latest technology to immediately detect leaks and water losses throughout our distribution systems.

Renewable Water Sources

Our renewable surface water comes from streams which run through the Lowry Ranch together with adjudicated reservoir sites at Lowry to capture surface water supplies when available and store for later use.  Colorado averages only 13 inches of precipitation annually with nearly 85% of that coming from our winter snowpack.  The challenge with surface water supplies is not only are they susceptible to periods of droughts and floods, but even in a normal year, the nearly all that water runs through the system during the 60 day spring runoff season.  Mother nature’s cruelty is surface water is available in advance of our high summer demand season which puts a premium on storage reservoirs to catch the water when its available to store it for when you need it.