January Update from the Denver Water Department

Good news for water supply. Denver Water’s reservoir storage is about average for this time of year, at 82% full. Snowpack totals in the Colorado River and South Platte River watersheds are looking better after recent snow and are right around normal for this time of year.

Avoid frozen pipes and wasteful water leaks.  Make sure your family knows the location of your home’s water shut-off valve.If a pipe breaks, you’ll be able to shut off the water to your house, minimizing damage. In most single-family homes, the valve is in the basement or crawl space, on a wall facing the street. (Make sure everyone in your household knows how to shut off the water). Insulate water pipes that may be vulnerable to the cold, such as those along exterior walls and in unheated basements.

Denver Water’s new water rates took effect Jan. 1, 2022. A reminder, the new Low-Income Housing Water Assistance Program can help those who are dealing with financial hardships. For information on LIHWAP assistance and eligibility, including income requirements, visit https://cdhs.colorado.gov/leap.