The Platte Valley Water Partnership (PVWP) is Parker Water & Sanitation District’s long-term water solution. Once online, it will help ensure that our customers can rely on a renewable water supply for the future.
Unlike many water plans, the PVWP manages to provide our customers with a crucial renewable water supply without drying up any farmland. Instead, we have partnered with the Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District to file for new water rights along the Platte River, which will allow us to capture and store water that currently leaves Colorado in quantities that exceed interstate compact agreements.
Currently we are in the middle of the following activities related to the PVWP:
- The purchase of our first piece of PVWP-related property was finalized in early November 2023. The property, which is located in Morgan County, will be used as a forebay (small reservoir) needed for the project.
- Continuing discussions with multiple third-party project partners. We expect to finalize some of these by the end of 2023.
- We have contracted with an engineering firm to complete geotechnical services to investigate key geological conditions that may impact the site of a future reservoir, and to then develop a concept for constructing a safe and reliable dam on the site.
- Continuing to work with the Water Court on our 2019 water rights application. An August 2025 court date has been set for the court to adjudicate the junior water rights.
You can learn more about the project, including a map and video, by visiting the Platte Valley Water Partnership webpage.