Water & Wastewater Operations

Water Development in a Water-Parched Region

Pure Cycle is a vertically integrated water and wastewater resource development company. We own or control a portfolio of water rights that includes 29,500 acre-feet of groundwater and surface water and 26,000 acre-feet of adjudicated reservoir sites. As a vertically integrated company, we also own and manage a full ecosystem of facilities needed to withdraw, store, treat, deliver and collect water and wastewater. Our goal is to provide sustainable, high-quality water to our customers and make prudent use of reclaimed water for outdoor irrigation and industrial demands.

Our Competitive Edge

Our water supplies and wholesale facilities are located in southeast Denver, an area with limited water and water infrastructure. We believe this provides us with a unique competitive advantage as our water is sourced near our customers. We provide wholesale water and wastewater service to local governments, including the Rangeview District, Arapahoe County, the Sky Ranch CAB, and Elbert 86 District.

In addition, we also design, permit and construct wholesale water and wastewater systems for governmental and non-governmental entities. We take care of administrative functions such as meter reading, billing and collection of monthly water and wastewater revenues, regulatory water quality monitoring, sampling, testing, and reporting requirements to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Projected Growth of Recurring Revenue

Our projected utility customer growth includes both existing and new residential and commercial customers.

Infrastructure to Meet Current and Future Demand

Our New Water Reclamation Plant Uses the Latest Green Technology
  • $10 million, state-of-the-art water reclamation facility completed in February 2020
  • Capacity to serve 2,000 single-family homes, with ability to expand to serve more than 5,000 connections
  • Dispenses highly treated reclaimed water for irrigation and other uses
  • Active odor control technology
  • Green roof will cover 90% of the main plant
  • Completed in 16 months, in coordination with site work at Sky Ranch

Tap Fees and Ongoing Utility Services

Tap Fees

We receive two revenues from our water resource development segment, (1) One-time tap fees, which are typically paid by homebuilders granting a home or property access to our water and wastewater systems.  Current tap fees (2021) are $27,753 for water and $4,847 for sewer per single family equivalent (SFE); and (2) monthly water and wastewater usage fees.

Metered Water Usage

We currently serve approximately 650 customers with water and/or sewer.  We bill customers on an inclining water pricing scale to encourage water conservation.  Annual water revenues average approximately $1,000 per SFE connection, and sewer revenues average $500 per connection for a combined $1,500 per connection per year.

Wastewater Treatment

Due to the scarcity of water in Denver, we use and reuse our water supplies.  The Company recently complete a $10 million state-of-the-art water reclamation facility which treats 100% of the Sky Ranch Community’s wastewater into reclaimed water for reuse as outdoor irrigation and industrial water supplies.  Recycling our water allows us to use and reuse our water supplies multiple times protecting, preserving and conserving our most valuable natural resource.

Industrial Bulk Water

In addition to serving our domestic residential and commercial customers, we also provide reuse and raw water to industrial customers for oil and gas activities.  We have invested in raw water and reuse water storage reservoirs together with high-capacity delivery capabilities to deliver high volumes of water to oil & gas operators.  Our water supplies, service areas, and infrastructure sit atop of one of Colorado’s most productive shale oil reserves where O&G operators have invested billions of dollars into developing and understanding the oil reserves.  The field has miles of O&G collection infrastructure and over 100 producing wells and will continue to develop thousands of wells over the next 50 years which will need continuing water for its activities.

Driving New Utility Customers: Land Development

We are actively developing the Sky Ranch master planned community in the heart of metro Denver's booming real estate market. This 930-acre parcel of land will attract new commercial and residential customers alike.

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Partnerships that Serve Colorado’s Water Needs

We partner with municipal and private water systems to improve their infrastructure and operations. If you are looking to monetize your water, or expand your water or wastewater capabilities, we can help.

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