Water and Wastewater Regional Services Policy Discussion

 Water and 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.

Workshops

We have designed a series of workshops for the Utilities Board to 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:

  • Regional water and wastewater needs, overview and industry drivers
  • Integrated Water Resource Plan (IRWP) and UPAC assignment
  • Collaboration with the City of Colorado Springs
  • Regional water and wastewater services technical studies
  • Timeline and summary

Workshop 2: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Topics of Discussion:

  • Current Conditions & Forecasts

The agenda and presentation for this workshop will be posted by Nov. 15.

Workshops 3 & 4: Dates TBD (Q1 2020)

Topics of Discussion:

  • Risks and Scenarios
  • Infrastructure and Operations
  • Costs and Benefits

Final Policy Discussion Workshop: Date TBD (Q2 2020)

Topics of Discussion:

  • Summary of Findings
  • Mitigation of Risks
  • Recommendations 

The public is welcome to attend or watch online as all the meetings will be streamed live.