What is renewable water?
Renewable water is a source that is continuously renewed within reasonable time spans by the hydrological cycle. An example of this would be annual snowmelt from the mountains or rainfall that feeds into the Colorado rivers, which feed irrigation ditches where our water rights are located.

Groundwater connected to surface water sources could be considered renewable if it is replenished as described above. However, the Denver Basin Aquifers can be several thousand feet below ground surface where hydrologic activity does not, for practical purposes, replenish these aquifers.

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1. What is the ACWWA Flow Project?
2. Why does ACWWA need additional water?
3. What is renewable water?
4. Where is the water coming from?
5. What is the Beebe Draw?
6. Who are the parties involved in the project?
7. What is East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District (ECCV) and why are we working with it on this project?
8. What is United Water and Sanitation District (United) and why are we working with it on this project?
9. ACWWA already has a Water Treatment Plant. Why do we need another one?
10. I’ve read articles about the reducing groundwater levels, how does that effect ACWWA?
11. I don’t like the taste of my water right now, will this project make it better?
12. Would we need this project if the ACWWA service area stopped growing?
13. If renewable water is so important, why didn’t ACWWA acquire some before?
14. Will the project only serve new development?
15. Does the additional water from this project mean an end to watering restrictions at ACWWA?
16. When will ACWWA Customers see water from the ACWWA Flow Project?
17. How will this project impact my property value?
18. Will this project help us get through a drought?
19. How will this affect ACWWA’s rates and fees?