Water Supply Values

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What values are most important when considering supply options?

A wide range of factors can be considered when comparing water supply strategies and defining the "portfolio" of individual supply sources to meet Aspen's future needs.  Currently, the City's water comes from Maroon and Castle Creeks.  In the future, water supply can be augmented with the areas on this photo in yellow.  

Potential considerations when looking at future supply can include: 

  • Water Quality 
  • Instream Flow Protection 
  • System Reliability (Year-round) and Robustness
  • Emergency Supply Reliability
  • Energy Footprint
  • Climate Resilience
  • Adaptability / Ability to Phase In
  • Operational Complexity
  • Unit Supply Cost

The City is seeking community feedback regarding the relative importance of each of these considerations in guiding water supply decisions, and identification of any additional considerations not described here.


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