Since the 1950s, the City of Westminster has invested substantial public funds into the creation and protection of an independent water system.
Water Resources is responsible for the city’s raw water supply and is charged with water planning, acquisition and development, water rights protection, and administering the conservation and reclaimed water programs.
The source of the city’s water supply is primarily Clear Creek and is derived from the city’s water rights and water agreements.
Water Resources coordinates the diversion, delivery, storage and accounting of the city’s raw water resources and ensures compliance with all legal obligations. Water Resources maintains and protects the city’s water rights portfolio, participates on the boards of local irrigation ditch companies and on the Standley Lake Operating Committee, and manages various raw water facilities, including Jim Baker Reservoir and the Kinnear Ditch Pipeline.
The city’s water supply is an extremely valuable asset that requires constant protection from water quality and water quantity degradation.