Is there a water shortage in Highlands Ranch? Nope. We have plenty. There is however, a drought in Colorado going on now, the worst since 2002. Winter isn’t over yet, but it is getting close. We need more snow, more rain, pretty much all the weather elements we like to complain about. But if we don’t get it or not enough of it then we need to prepare for the coming spring and summer seasons. How will Highlands Ranch do that? Underground water supply. That’s how. So drilling for water in Highlands Ranch will begin in March.
Centennial Water will be tapping into it’s huge groundwater supply to make sure there is plenty of available water. Highlands Ranch happens to have an enormous amount, about the equivalent of taking 17,000 acre/feet a year for 100 years! These are the reserves. Highlands Ranch is also fortunate to be supplied with water from the South Platte River as well. In fact, over the last 25 years, 90 percent of the water for the area has come from renewable river supplies and because of this the massive aquifers have been able to be recharged annually for the last 10 years! But every so often nature takes it’s toll and we face a drought. It happens.
The possibility of low and drought levels of renewable water from winter runoff and spring rain makes it just good planning for Centennial Water to be proactive and tap the water supply that it available. Drilling for water in Highlands Ranch will begin this March in a couple locations in Highlands Ranch. One just east of Broadway near Salford and the other near the Southridge Rec Center just off Valleybrook in The Hearth. The drilling project will run 24/7 for up to 10 weeks. A pain for nearby residents due to the noise and lights at night. However, a quicker and less expensive solution than dragging it out for months.
Maybe we will get a ton of moisture still this winter. Who knows. In the end, it is great to know that Highlands Ranch has an abundant supply of water and Centennial Water is wise in the use and management of this valuable resource. If you would like more information about living in Highlands Ranch or maybe you would like to sell your home here, please get in touch with me. I live here, work here and take interest in knowing about the community and the current real estate market. I can help.
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