News on Tap: Your water bill is going up (slightly). Here’s why

Wood stave pipe installation on May 14, 1910. Photo credit — @DenverWater

From Denver Water:

That small increase helps us make big system upgrades, ensure water reliability and plan for future needs.

Nobody likes to pay a bill.

No matter how much you like a service or how essential it may be, handing over your hard-earned money to somebody else — particularly if that bill often increases from year to year — is never fun.

But when it comes to your water bill, the simple fact is the cost of running a complex water system continues to rise. Your bill helps to maintain and upgrade a vast infrastructure that allows us to collect, treat and deliver safe, reliable water, while also providing for essential fire protection services.

You’ll see some slight increases in your water bill starting March 1, 2018.

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