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Centennial Water joins seventh annual Imagine a Day Without Water

Oct. 13, 2021

Centennial Water & Sanitation District, the water and wastewater utility serving Highlands Ranch and Mirabelle, invites the community to take part in the seventh annual Imagine a Day Without Water on October 21, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.

Turning on the tap for clean, safe drinking water and flushing the toilet with no second thoughts about what happens to wastewater are actions most people take for granted every day. When you have reliable water service, you don’t think about the infrastructure that brings water to your home and returns it safely to the environment. But you should.

“Water is a limited resource in Colorado, which we too often take for granted in terms of its availability, quality and reliability.” said John Kaufman, General Manager of Centennial Water. “Water is the lifeline of our communities; it impacts our daily lives from domestic and municipal use to agriculture to energy to manufacturing to recreation to fire protection to the environment we live in and cherish.”

Centennial Water has an extensive infrastructure including 454 miles of water distribution pipelines, 11 pump stations, a surface water treatment plant, two groundwater treatment plants, three raw water surface reservoirs, 336 miles of sanitary sewer lines, six lift stations and a wastewater treatment plant. Add to that 91 water professionals who work 24/7, 365 days a year. “Our staff are our unsung heroes who work behind the scenes and give 110% every day so our customers have a safe, sustainable, and reliable water supply and environmentally responsible wastewater treatment,” added Kaufman.

Centennial Water invites you to pause on Oct. 21 and take notice of how the water system impacts your daily life. A day without water means firefighters can’t do their jobs, hospitals can’t function, and no one can bathe themselves or their children. Water impacts our daily lives in more ways than you can think.

“We’re grateful to Centennial Water for being a part of this year’s Imagine a Day Without Water,” said Oluwole (OJ) McFoy, board chair of the US Water Alliance. “Raising awareness about the state of water infrastructure is a crucial step to ensuring water systems keep flowing for generations to come. Even though we cannot see the pipes and sewers beneath our feet, water cannot be taken for granted. High-quality water service is a critical part of every thriving community. Today we encourage everyone to take a minute to learn more about their local water system, where their drinking water comes from and where their wastewater goes.”

Centennial Water is a proud supporter of Imagine a Day Without Water. Staff work around the clock to ensure Highlands Ranch has a safe, sustainable and reliable water supply. Employees work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They don’t take holidays off, long weekends, or shut down for COVID-19. Centennial Water staff are proud to take care of our most valuable resource – water.

 

Media Contact:
Kari Larese
Community Relations Manager
klarese@highlandsranch.org | 720-240-4908