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.