- About Us
Who We Are
Established in 1962, Parker Water & Sanitation District (PWSD) is a water and wastewater utility located in the southeastern Denver-Metro area in Parker, Colorado. Our vision is to sustain life for our community by providing a growing population with secure, long-term, and high-quality water and wastewater service. Supported primarily by water and wastewater rates and new tap fees, we are a non-profit public agency.
Since beginning operations nearly 60 years ago, the population of Parker and its surrounding area have grown exponentially. PWSD currently serves approximately 18,000 customers and anticipates serving 35,000 by 2040, when we reach build-out.
As outlined in our Master Plan, PWSD relies on multiple water sources to serve our growing population including the Water Infrastructure & Supply Efficiency (WISE) partnership, Cherry Creek, Newlin Gulch, and the Denver Basin Aquifer. How and when PWSD will pull from those sources will depend on multiple factors, including season, daily water demand, and drought conditions.
Through the construction of the Rueter-Hess Reservoir, utilizing our Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility, collaborative partnerships, and the development of the Platte Valley Water Partnership, we are determined to continue meeting demands by developing the necessary renewable infrastructure to acquire, treat, store, and distribute water to all of our customers today and into the future.