Municipal vs. District Water in Colorado Springs

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE

Water supply may be overlooked by buyers when purchasing a home in Colorado Springs.  Unless someone has their own well, homes in Colorado Springs are supplied with Municipal or Association/District water. Municipal water is provided by Colorado Springs Utilities while the water for newer areas such as east of Marksheffel Rd, is provided by Districts.

One difference between the utility company and water districts is where the water comes from. For example, Colorado Springs Utilities provides water from reservoires while the Cherokee Metropolitan District's utilizes well water. Residents within the Cherokee Metropolitan District may notice a slightly different taste in the water since it has more minerals and adjustments may have to be made when cleaning around the house since hard water can create more buildup.

Many of these districts have water restrictions unlike home owners whose water supply comes from Colorado Springs Utilities. Home owners in areas with District water may prefer to Xeriscape to make the exterior easier to maintain. Also, water districts may require a minimum monthly service even if the home is not occupied.

Most home owners in Colorado Springs pay one utility bill to Colorado Springs Utilities (water, gas, electric) but those who are part of a water district will write a separate check payment for their water bill.  If you are concerned about water restrictions, find out if the home you plan on purchasing is located in a Water District.

Claremont Ranch and Cimarron Hills: Cherokee Metropolitan District

Meridian Ranch: Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District

Woodmen Hills: Woodmen Hills Metropolitan District

Falcon: Falcon Highlands Metropolitan District

Security: Security Water District

Widefield: Widefield Water and Sanitation District


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El Paso County offers a comprehensive list of Water Districts on their website.



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Ruth Vogt
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Centennial, CO
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Water has always been such an important commodity to Coloradans. Remember the series "Centennial"? Wasn't that great??? (Hey, great post, by the way!)

Dec 23, 2009 11:58 AM #1
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty

Thanks for stopping by Ruth, I don't think I remember that series! Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2009 12:03 PM #2
Phil Boren
RE/MAX Gold, 916-218-7481 - Roseville, CA
NorCal Homes Online, Roseville Homes For Sale

Good post on an issue here in Colorado that can get overlooked.

Dec 23, 2009 12:03 PM #4
Tim Duvall
Tim Duvall (Loan Officer) Academy Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

More great info, and a good point for would-be buyers in our area to consider.  Thanks again for the useful information, I'm always impressed with your knowledge!

Dec 29, 2009 02:14 PM #5
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