Claim: PWSD is not forward thinking and does not have a long-term water plan.

Fact: This is false. PWSD has a robust long-term water supply plan that we have developed for more than a decade. The centerpiece of the plan is the Platte Valley Water Partnership (PVWP), which will help diversify our water portfolio, so that we are less reliant on Denver Basin groundwater and instead rely on renewable water sources for 75% of our water needs once all property in Parker Water is fully developed. That project has been lauded by the State of Colorado, water leaders, elected officials, and environmental groups as a sensible approach to delivering more water to Parker.

Unlike many water projects that propose to buy and dry farmland in rural Colorado, the PVWP is built on a unique partnership between PWSD and the Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District in the northeastern corner of the state. The partnership’s approach will provide both farmers and Front Range residents much-needed water by using new and existing infrastructure to capture and store South Platte River water, mostly in the spring and during storm events. This is water that currently leaves Colorado in quantities that exceed the state’s compact agreements with Nebraska and other downstream states.

As part of the project, PWSD is currently in the process of securing the necessary water rights, attracting more partners for the project to help defray costs, and acquiring the land and easements needed for the project infrastructure. We anticipate the project will begin to provide water to our customers in the late 2030s.

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1. Claim: PWSD staff were running the recent election and counted ballots themselves.
2. Claim: PWSD intentionally left 96 voters off the election rolls and disenfranchised them by not giving them adequate time to vote in the recent election.
3. Claim: PWSD has been collecting property taxes from the affected voters in Lincoln Creek without allowing them to vote.
4. Claim: PWSD has not held an election in 10 years and just appoints its allies to the board.
5. Claim: PWSD is considering a major rate increase immediately following the elections.
6. Claim: PWSD is not forward thinking and does not have a long-term water plan.
7. Claim: PWSD is building a luxurious new administrative building at a cost of $53 million to house just 85 employees.