Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority

Providing ongoing engineering support for ACWWA’s water and wastewater activities and supporting their water-rights portfolio.

2013 - 2015
Arapahoe County, Colorado
Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority

RESPEC provides ongoing engineering support for the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority’s (ACWWA’s) water and wastewater activities, including planning, design, and constructing capital-improvement projects as well as advising the Board of Directors on engineering matters. RESPEC also supports the ACWWA’s water resources engineer in managing the portfolio of water rights.

Additionally, RESPEC managed the due-diligence activities for reviewing a proposed water-rights portfolio that comprises shares and water rights in more than 15 ditch and reservoir companies on more than 30 farms. The total fully consumable water for the ACWWA would yield an average of 4,400 acre-feet. This diligence activity (which extended over several years) included conducting consumptive use and stream depletions analyses; reviewing diversion records, aerial photographs, and farming records; and verifying expected water yield. Recommendations were then made on the suitability of including water rights in the ACWWA’s water portfolio. RESPEC personnel also manage the due diligence on the dry-up and revegetation of the irrigated farms included in the water-rights acquisition.