What We Do
The Board of Directors of the Willows Water District established the goal of providing its customers with high quality potable water from renewable sources. After years of dedicated effort, this goal was achieved through contracts with Denver Water. The District's Mission Statement:
Willows Water District is committed to maintaining a state-of-the-art water system, and providing customers with high quality water and excellent service at a reasonable cost.
Willows Service Area
Willows Water District includes approximately 2,300 acres generally bounded by Caley Drive on the north, County Line Road on the south, University Boulevard on the west and Quebec Street on the east. One section, the Highlands 460 subdivision between University and Colorado Boulevard north of County Line Road, receives water supplies from Denver, although Willows is responsible for the water mains in the area.
Subdivisions included in the Willows service area are
Arapahoe Village, Brookhaven, Carriage Gate, Cherry Park, Dry Creek Town Homes & Office Village, Festival Shopping Center, Fox Pointe, Foxridge, Georgetown Village, Grey Hill, Highland View, Highlands 460, The Hillside, Holly-Arapahoe, Holly Creek, Holly Heights, Homestead Farms, Homestead Office Park, Homestead in the Willows, Kaiser, Liberty Hills, Mill Creek, Mira Vista, Monterey, Olde Mill Park, Arapahoe Medical, The Ridge, Saint Thomas More Center, Spring Creek, Sterling Pointe, Sturbridge, Summer Hill, Sunrise, S. University Professional Office Suites.
Water Supply and Quality (See Water Quality under Water Center)
Willows obtains its water by contract with the Denver Water Board. Willows has eight interconnections with Denver Water in accordance with the Master Meter Contract No. 240. Willows provides an average of 2.4 million gallons of potable drinking water to its customers each day, although the District has a peaking capacity of 19 million gallons through its connections with Denver Water's system. Willows monitors its water distribution network through a state-of-the-art SCADA (System Control and Data Acquisition) system. The District's system includes about 80 miles of pipes, ranging in size from six inches to 30 inches, 6,000 service lines and more than 600 fire hydrants. The quality of water is monitored by extensive testing to meet Colorado and federal Clean Drinking Water standards.