The goal of developing a citywide water strategy was identified in the Comprehensive Plan 2040 and the three-year Denveright outreach and planning effort.
Water resources are historically managed in silos. One agency provides drinking water, another manages stormwater, another treats wastewater and so on.
The reality is it is all connected – it is all One Water. By taking a holistic and collaborative approach, we can manage this precious resource in a more integrated, sustainable and inclusive way. That is why the City and County of Denver, Denver Water, Mile High Flood District, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, the Greenway Foundation and the Colorado Water Conservation Board have come together to create Denver’s first One Water Plan.
These agencies are working together to promote healthy watersheds in an equitable, economically and environmentally beneficial manner. While each agency will continue to complete its core responsibilities, a deeper level of integration in water management will benefit the community and the environment alike.
It is imperative that this collaborative effort is informed by the perspectives and insights of you – the members of our community. We are therefore asking you to complete and share this short survey to help ensure the Denver One Water program meets the goals and needs of our community.
Water is a fundamental human need and it will take all of us to prioritize a secure water future for the next generation. Please share this survey with your friends, neighbors and colleagues – it will remain open until early 2021. Learn more at: www.DenverGov.org/OneWater.
The Denver One Water project partners thank you in advance for your involvement!