Water Utility Programs
Where does Boulder's water supply come from?
On average, the majority of the city’s annual water supply comes from:
• Silver Lake and Lakewood reservoirs on North Boulder Creek (40 percent);
• Barker Reservoir on Middle Boulder Creek (40 percent); and
• Boulder Reservoir (20 percent).
In general, the Silver Lake, Lakewood and Barker reservoir supplies are used as much as possible every year without reducing drought reserve supplies.
As Boulder continues to grow, the percentage of water delivered directly through the Boulder Reservoir Water Treatment Plant is projected to increase to about one-third of the city's total water supply, on average. The city currently owns enough additional water at Boulder Reservoir to meet all of Boulder’s future needs.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 April 2013 11:57