Chatfield Reallocation Project
What is the Chatfield Reallocation Project?
Whether it’s a hot bath at the end of a long day or a cool glass of water to quench your thirst, water is the key. Most of us turn on the faucet without considering the source. But what would happen if you opened the faucet and nothing poured out?
You can help secure water for drinking and landscaping in Highlands Ranch by supporting the Chatfield Reallocation project.
Securing a sustainable water supply is a priority for Centennial Water and Sanitation District, and many other water users in our area. The Chatfield Reallocation project allows Centennial, and more than a dozen others, to store surface water in Chatfield Reservoir for use when it’s needed. It will also help reduce the dependency on deep aquifer groundwater in the region. If approved by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, this project will provide up to 20,600 acre feet of additional storage with no new reservoir and no physical changes to the existing dam – 33 percent of that storage will be for Highlands Ranch residents and businesses. Environmental impacts have been identified and a plan is in place to fully mitigate them.