Water & Wastewater Regional Services Policy Discussion

 Water & Wastewater Regional Services Policy Discussion

We are currently undergoing a multi-year process to:

  1. Develop the technical information needed to understand conditions around Regional Water and Wastewater Services and how a program could address a wide range of legal, administrative, operational, and socioeconomic factors; and
  2. Engage with the Utilities Board in a Policy Development Discussion that will establish the parameters for any potential regional services.

The overarching goal of this process is to determine whether we could provide water and wastewater services to regional entities in the Pikes Peak Region while protecting the interests of existing customers and ratepayers.

The draft policy questions, to be answered by the Utilities Board at the end of the process are:

1. What is the preferred model for providing regional water and wastewater service?

2. How can regional water and wastewater service provide a benefit to the City and Springs Utilities, while minimizing risks?

Workshops

Through a workshop series, the Utilities Board will work through the risks and opportunities involved with regional services.

Workshop 1: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 - View presentation | View recording

Introductions to Regional Water and Wastewater Program Policy Development

Topics of Discussion:

  • Regionalization Overview
  • Drivers
  • Integrated Resource Plan & Utilities Policy Advisory Committee Assignments

Workshop 2: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 - View presentation

Topics of Discussion:

  • Policy Making Framework
  • Current Conditions: Infrastructure, Supply, Demands
  • Forecasts
  • Modeling Scenarios

Workshop 3: First quarter, 2020

Topics of Discussion:

  • Service Models: Risks, Impacts, Opportunities and Constraints
  • Regional Entity Scoping

Final Policy Discussion Workshop: Date TBD (2020)

Topics of Discussion:

  • Summary of Findings
  • Mitigation of Risks
  • Recommendations 

The public is welcome to attend or watch live streaming online.