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Reliable, High-Quality, Safe Drinking Water#

The Water Department is responsible for:

To prevent pollutants and contaminants from entering the city's water system, backflow prevention assemblies are required on sprinkler systems.

The Water Supply & Demand Management Policy (PDF 91KB) guides Utilities in balancing supply and demand, even during drought conditions.

Learn more about development forms, guidelines and regulations; locating underground utilities; and plant investment and development fees in our Builders and Developers section.

Horsetooth Reservoir

Best Tasting Water in the Rocky Mountain Section 2019#

Best Tasting Water in the Rocky Mountain Section 2019

Pictured left to right: 3rd Place City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities, Wyoming (Dena Egenhoff), 2nd place Aurora Water (Ralph Liedholdt), 1st place City of Fort Collins (Gregg Stonecipher) and RMSAWWA Taste Testing Chair (Aaron Benko).

Fort Collins Utilities won the “Best of the Rocky Mountain Section” water at the 2019 annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works (RMSAWWA) in Keystone, Colorado. Second place was awarded to Aurora Water, Colorado with the City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities, Wyoming coming in third.

City of Fort Collins will now go on to represent the mountain west in the national “Best of the Best” water taste test at the American Water Work Association's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE20) in Orlando, Florida, June 14-17, 2020. Over 11,000 water professionals across the country will gather at ACE20 where the best-tasting tap water in North American will be declared.

The RMSAWWA is the regional section for the AWWA, which is the largest non-profit, science-based organization in the world for drinking water professionals. The RMSAWWA covers Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico and has over 2,400 members, representing water utilities, engineering consultants and water treatment specialty firms.