New! Water Sampling Map Our new interactive map allows users to view the water sampling data conducted by Parker Water and Sanitation District.
Curious to see our results?
Just click on the ArcGIS Map Link to the left.
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Our Drinking Water
The water supplied to Parker Water & Sanitation District’s (PWSD) customers is a combination of groundwater and surface water. The groundwater is pumped from Denver basin aquifers and the surface water is stored in the Rueter-Hess Reservoir and treated through the Rueter-Hess Purification Facility. Thirty wells, the water treatment plant, and four booster stations supply water to five storage tanks with a combined storage capacity of 20 million gallons. In accordance with Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations, the water is disinfected by the addition of chlorine. To further enhance water quality, PWSD adds a kosher food-grade sequestering agent (SeaQuest) designed to minimize the effects of iron and other minerals within the water distribution system.
Currently, 60 bacteria drinking water samples are collected and analyzed
each month. Samples are taken from each water supply source and
analyzed for organic, inorganic, and radiological constituents based on a
monitoring schedule from Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment. The results are reported in the annual Consumer Confidence
Report. In addition to supplying safe, clean drinking water, the Water
Resources Department is also responsible for locating all water and
sanitary sewer utilities, responding to after-hours water and sewer
emergencies, and answering customer’s water quality questions and
Parker Water customers enjoy safe, reliable water
supplies that meet and exceed rigorous standards set by the state of
Colorado and the federal government. Parker Water employees are
dedicated to providing their customers with clean, high quality water.
Drinking water is regulated by federal and state agencies operating
under the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act. Parker tests its water for more
than 130 substances, including bacteria, minerals, pesticides, and