It is no secret that continuous urbanization and development have made water supplies scarcer each year, leading to expensive impact fees and mismanaged water dedication requirements. As a result, new projects are often hit with excessive costs for water assets that are difficult to operate around.

AquaSan Network understands the true value of these water resources and assists projects by collecting extensive water demand information, analyzing low granularity consumption data, developing unique water management programs, and negotiating with utility providers to help moderate impact fees and oversee appropriate water dedication volumes.

IMPACT FEE SAVINGS FROM WATER AND ENERGY CONSERVATION
EXAMPLES OF WATER MANAGEMENT
CHERRY CREEK VALLEY WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT

Aquasan Network was retained by the Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District, a rapidly growing district in the Denver Metropolitan area, to devise an alternative to a highly risky project for developing new water supplies.

The District was faced with water supply shortages and increasing costs and risks associated with development of new supplies. They were considering participating in a highly risky project that would have required an investment of $15,000 per acre-foot and eleven years for development and construction.

AquaSan Network devised a plan to develop the water in their watershed at a cost of $1,000 per acre-foot. The water rights were applied for, negotiated and decreed within three years.

LEGACY PARTNERS

Aquasan Network worked with Legacy Partners, a multi family developer, and two local municipalities to develop a win/win solution to water and sanitation issues.

Legacy Partners was developing a multi-family development that straddled two Colorado municipalities: Glendale and Denver. These municipalities had separate sanitary sewer and water systems and, initially, were going to require the construction of two separate systems to serve this single development.

AquaSan Network successfully negotiated an agreement on the developers behalf, with both municipalities, that allowed the developer to construct only one water and one sanitary sewer system at a savings to the client of $765,000.

ARCHSTONE COMMUNITIES (SEATTLE, WASHINGTON)

Aquasan Network assisted Archstone Communities in verifying water availability for a project in Seattle Washington

Archstone Communities faced a moratorium on the sale of new water taps in the Seattle, Washington area because the water provider perceived a water shortage.

AquaSan Network provided data to the water provider verifying that the estimated demands of the Archstone project were significantly less than the provider had projected and that their project could proceed within the existing supply limitations. As a result of this information, the Archstone project was approved and constructed on schedule.

PROSPECT RIDGE SUBDIVISION | BENNETT, COLORADO

AquaSan Network was retained by the Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District, a rapidly growing district in the Denver Metropolitan area, to devise an alternative to a highly risky project for developing new water supplies.The District was faced with water supply shortages and increasing costs and risks associated with development of new supplies. They were considering participating in a highly risky project that would have required an investment of $15,000 per acre-foot and eleven years for development and construction. AquaSan devised a plan to develop the water in their watershed at a cost of $1,000 per acre-foot. The water rights were applied for, negotiated and decreed within three years. .

West Bennett Associates owned 320 acres of land in the Bennett, Colorado area wished to annex and develop the property in the Town. The Town did not have sufficient water supply or facilities to serve the property. The Town was requiring West Bennett Associates to extend water and sewer lines two miles to the property, build new water storage facilities and acquire additional water to meet the Towns’ perceived demands from the project.

AquaSan Network worked closely with the Owner to analyze the existing water supply and identify the demands of the project on the Town’s existing and proposed facilities. West Bennett Associates entered into an annexation agreement with the Town that saved the Owner’s $835,000 dollars in water right acquisition and facility development costs.

CITY OF CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, COLORADO

AquaSan Network was retained by the City of Cherry Hills Village to assist them in the consolidation and integration of individual water and sewer service contracts serving residents of the City.The City of Cherry Hills Village had 46 water and sewer contracts serving residents within the city boundaries. This myriad of providers had uncoordinated water and sanitary sewer supply systems, resulting in less than adequate service to City residents. The City determined that it was necessary to develop one coordinated system for water and sanitary sewer service. To accomplish this goal, it was necessary to negotiate agreements with the separate water and sewer providers and to dissolve the existing in-city distributors and consolidate them with the City’s program. AquaSan Network negotiated service agreements, to serve the entire City, with each of the water providers (the City of Englewood, Colorado and the Denver Water Board) and each of the sanitary sewer service entities (the City of Englewood and the Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation District). Each existing distributor was then required to meet standards established by the new water and sanitary sewer service providers. AquaSan Network negotiated with each distributor to tax or assess themselves in order to upgrade their systems and obtain the necessary easements for the construction of new facilities. The project is still continuing today, and currently, more than 65% of the City is provided service with a system that meets existing standards.