Protecting the public health and safety of the communities where we live and work is our top priority. It is the reason the Metro District was formed more than 50 years ago.
The Metro District and our 22 local government members applaud the intent of CDPHE’s proposed Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment designation for Denver Water. We share a common goal of ensuring the safest possible drinking water. To truly achieve this, we believe there is a better, long-term solution that maximizes the overall protection of public health and considers the regional watershed so many depend on for high-quality drinking water. This is why the District, in addition to several other organizations from across the region, filed a request with CDPHE asking for the agency to reconsider Denver Water’s original recommendation regarding optimal corrosion control treatment designation for Denver Water.
This issue presents an opportunity to collaboratively implement a comprehensive regional plan that prioritizes the full spectrum of public health factors. By making smart infrastructure investments, like those Denver Water has recommended to CDPHE, we can maintain the top- quality drinking water we enjoy today while targeting and removing the source of lead contamination to permanently fix this critically important public health issue.
Please review the attached fact sheet to learn more.