Why Public-Private Partnerships?

Colorado Water Supplies are unlike any other state.  Nearly 85% of the State’s water flows west of the Continental Divide while more than 85% of the State’s population live east of the Continental Divide.  Colorado has one of the most well defined and protected water ownership systems in the world vesting water ownership as a separate property right.  Colorado’s limited and finite water supplies contrasted against a growing population create a fiercely competitive market for water supplies.   Pure Cycle began acquiring water more than 30 years ago and have a large and valuable portfolio in a water short region where the demand for water is located near the source of our water.  With the enormous upfront cost of acquiring water and ever-increasing distances of bringing that water to growing urban centers the benefits of Public-Private partnerships help communities solve these complex supply and infrastructure hurdles.

Providing Land and Water Opportunities

Growth in the Denver metropolitan area is constrained by our bordering Rocky Mountains forcing our development activity to be in a 180-degree circumference.  The majority of development activity is now concentrated along the Interstate 70 corridor where Pure Cycle’s land and water assets are located.  The I-70 corridor enjoys excellent access to transportation (interstate roadway, rail, and air - DIA) as well as major employers (DIA, Fitzsimmons, Anschutz Medical Center). 


Providing Water to Unincorporated Parts of Arapahoe County

We work closely with the Rangeview Metropolitan Water District to provide water in unincorporated parts of Arapahoe County, Colorado. As a fully vertically integrated water provider, we collect, treat and store water for consumption, and deliver it to Rangeview; Rangeview then distributes the water to municipalities and end-use consumers.

After the water is used, we collect, treat, and store the reclaimed water for outdoor irrigation use. Pure Cycle collects fees from Rangeview for designing, permitting, constructing, operating and maintaining the water and wastewater systems.


Procuring and Delivering Water via Shared Infrastructure

Through the Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) collaboration, we partner with 10 other Denver-area water suppliers to procure and deliver water using shared infrastructure. Under this agreement, we fund facilities, water delivery, and operations in exchange for a water subscription of 900 acre-feet per year and 3 million gallons per day of transmission pipeline capacity. WISE is a cost-effective way to increase our current capacity and a model for how regional partnerships will assemble in the future to meet water supply needs.

Partner with Us

Water and wastewater are the core of our business. We have the expertise and the resources to develop advanced infrastructure and provide sustainable, high-quality drinking water and wastewater for your community.

If you are looking to expand your water and wastewater needs – or if you are considering monetizing your water or wastewater operations – please contact us to learn more.

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