District Information

Forest View Acres Water District is a Colorado Special District. The mission of the District is to deliver clean, safe water to residents of the District in statutory compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

The District is responsible for providing water system infrastructure and facilities and to maintain, repair and improve the system to ensure that clean, safe water is produced and delivered to residents.

The District keeps the residents informed by publishing yearly reports on the quality of the water, monthly reports on water system operations, on utility locates and a number of other publications that are avialvble on this website under the Documents tab in the top menu.

Forest View Acres Water District’s surface water source is in Limbaugh canyon. Surface water is susceptible to many forms of contaminants, such as bacteria, pesticides, industrial waste, algae and other organic materials. Surface water must be treated to meet the state and federal regulations for potable water. Forest View Acres Water District filters and treats its surface water at their Surface Treatment Plant before sending it to their storage tank.

The Forest View Acres Water District currently maintains one well that pumps water from the Arapahoe aquifer. This well is about 1,250 feet deep and produces volumes between 90 to 100 gallons per minute. The water from the Arapahoe well is treated at the Arapahoe Well Plant before being pumped to the District’s storage tank via the Booster Station (provides pumping power to ‘boost’ the water uphill to the tank).

The Forest View Acres Water District has a second, undeveloped well into the Dawson aquifer. This well is about 740 feet deep and, when last tested in 2007, produced 40 gallons of water per minute. It is currently not in use.

The water is distributed to your homes in about 12 miles of pipelines of various sizes and materials supported by one 250,000 gallon storage tank. The system serves more than 300 residential taps and 1,000 people in the Forest View Acres Water District.

FVAWD water usage is about 20 million gallons a year.

Less than 5% of indoor water usage and less than 1% of all water in public water systems is used for drinking and cooking. Varied estimates put the average indoor water use per person between 60 and 100 gallons per day.