iOS app Android app

Denver Water

The Story Behind the 'Orange Flush'

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.09.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Of all the strange and excessive news coverage of the Denver Broncos, my own favorite article appeared about three weeks ago, revealing that near halftime during Bronco games, so many fans take potty breaks that it appears as if a water main has busted.

Tell Denver Water: Don't Kill the Fraser River

David Nickum | Posted 03.26.2013 | Denver
David Nickum

If Denver Water is to move forward with the Moffat expansion, they must take steps to ensure it is done in a way that won't destroy the Fraser River.

The Hole in the Colorado River

Zachary Podmore | Posted 10.15.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

It's about one week into our kayak journey down the Colorado River, and we're walking along a highway. Record heat, record drought, and the river we're supposed to be following is nowhere in sight.

Denver Water Suing 80-Year-Old Woman (PHOTOS, VOTE)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2012 | Denver

It seemed to have all the perfect elements of a compelling story: perceived government overreach, a helpless grandma figure, and bloodthirsty lawyers....

Colo. Demands Cotter Corp. Clean Up Defunct Mine Uranium Leak

Posted 12.04.2011 | Denver

Colo. state mining regulators and Denver Water officials are demanding that Cotter Corp. clean up the defunct Schwartzwalder mine that is leaking uran...

Denver's Best Ad Campaign? Just Add Water

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2011 | Denver

On the heels of Southeast Colorado's extreme drought conditions, rampant wildfires, and news that Denver has the second-best tap water in the country,...

Per Capita Water Usage Decreasing Across Colorado

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.23.2011 | Denver

A report released Thursday by the Pacific Institute indicates that Colorado water usage from the Colorado River basin decreased from 1990 to 2008 by a...

Denver Tap Water Is Second Best

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.16.2011 | Denver

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced its “Best of the Best” water taste taste results during their annual conference in Washingto...

Trace Amounts Of Japan Reactor Fall Out Detected In Denver Drinking Water

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 06.12.2011 | Denver

Radioactive fallout from Japan's ruined nuclear power plants has reached drinking water in Denver and other U.S. cities in trace amounts that authorit...

Cheesman Dam Repair: Divers To Live In Underwater Chamber For A Month

KDVR | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DECKERS, Colo. - Divers will live below water for a month in a compression chamber as the 105-year-old Cheesman Dam undergoes a plumbing overhaul begi...

Colorado Uranium Mine Cleanup Gets Rejected

CBS4 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) ― State regulators have rejected a plan by Cotter Corp. to clean up contamination from a closed uranium mine that has flowed into a cre...

Schwartzwalder Uranium Mine

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A defunct uranium mine in Jefferson County is contaminating groundwater near a reservoir, but government regulators and mine executives have yet to se...

Denver Water Workers Disclose 'Toxic Burial Ground' At Foothills Water Treatment Facility

KDVR | Heidi Hemmat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Retired Denver Water workers are coming clean about hazardous waste they say they buried near dozens of homes and schools 20 years ago. "I...