Golden is responsible for the City’s water supply from our water reservoirs at the Continental Divide, until it is returned back into Clear Creek as treated wastewater.
Utilities staff is tasked with maintaining and rehabilitating reservoirs, dams, pipelines, and valves throughout the distribution system to ensure that water and wastewater efficiently move throughout the system. Water Treatment Plant operators ensure that water is withdrawn from Clear Creek and treated to exceed Safe Drinking Water standards regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
Water Quality Lab staff conduct frequent, routine analysis to ensure that drinking water and wastewater meet regulatory requirements set forth in the SDWA and the National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES), which regulates treated wastewater discharges to Clear Creek. These programs protect the integrity of the City’s infrastructure and control pollutants that can degrade Clear Creek, while ensuring our drinking water is of the highest quality and delivered to our consumers at a reasonable cost.
To learn more about paying a water bill, please visit our Water Billing page.
In Golden, the city is responsible for maintenance and repair of water and sewer mains
throughout the city, but property owners are responsible for service of lines leading to, and inside, homes or businesses. For more information, please download the following document: