Imagining a day without water

Centennial Water joins 7th annual event

Staff report
Posted 10/18/21

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 …

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Imagining a day without water

Centennial Water joins 7th annual event

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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 Oct. 21.

The nationwide event is aimed at having a day where the focus is on water education and advocacy about the value of water.

The following is drawn from an announcement of the event:

"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. With reliable water services, citizens don't think about the infrastructure that brings water into homes 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.

Centennial Water also has 91 water professionals to keep the operation staffed 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,” said Kaufman.

"Centennial Water invites citizens to pause on Oct. 21 and take notice of how the water system impacts 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 everyone's daily lives in more ways than one may think."

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