Picture taken from the Ridge in the Bear Creek area in Lakewood, CO
Picture of the Bear Creek Water and Sanitation District Office
Picture of Bear Creek in Lakewood, CO
Picture of the Fox Hollow Neighborhood Near the Golf Course
Picture of the historic Stone House building located at 2900 S. Estes Street, Lakewood, CO
Welcome to Bear Creek Water and Sanitation District
Celebrating 60 Years! August 1962-2022
Bear Creek Water and Sanitation District was formed in 1962 as a "quasi-municipal" corporation under Colorado Revised Statute 32 as a Colorado Special District to serve public water and sanitary sewer service to the properties and people of the District. Today the District encompasses approximately four square miles and serves a population of approximately 32,500.
Board meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at the District office. District Board Meetings are open to the public.
Public Water Services. Bear Creek Water and Sanitation District is a water distributor of Denver Water under a Read and Bill Water Service Agreement. Denver Water provides the water supply and controls the sale, setting and reading of water meters. Denver Water bills the District’s customers based on Read-and-Bill water rates established by the Denver Board of Water Commissioners. Bear Creek Water and Sanitation District collects $6.00 per month per single-family residental equivalent (SFRE) on the Denver Water billing to recover costs associated with the water distribution system which is owned and maintained by Bear Creek Water and Sanitation District.
Public Sanitary Sewer Services. Wastewater flows by gravity from the connectors in the District through the District’s public sanitary sewer collection lines to the Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility of the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (MWRD) for treatment. This sewage treatment is provided under a Connectors Agreement between MWRD and Bear Creek. Bear Creek bills sewer use fees to the District’s customers to recover the District’s expenses for sewage treatment charges paid to MWRD, the cost of billing, operations and maintenance and planned capital improvement projects.
Field operations and maintenance are accomplished by a private contractor that is on 24-hour call. In the event of a water or sewer mainline emergency, please contact the District at (303) 986-3442 for emergency response.
Note that property owners are responsible for the water and sewer line starting from the tap on the District's main line to the building. In instances where the issue is known to be the property owner's responsibility, a local plumber should be contacted. Any work occurring outside of the home requires the plumber/contractor to be licensed with the District.
If you live in a multi-family community, please contact your Homeowner's Association or Property Manager.