"The establishment of this Authority gives a collective voice to those who could not, prior to the Authority establishment, be meaningfully represented on the unique issues of rural water users."

                                                                                                - County Commissioner Steven Boand


The Rural Water Authority of Douglas County was created (see creation agreement) to serve the rural water users of Douglas County in helping to provide an adequate, sustainable and reliable water supply.


Rural Water Authority Functions and Services
  • Collaborate and cooperate with other local, regional and statewide water supply agencies in the development of water supply plans and conservation of water resources;
  • Educate and inform water users as to issues affecting an adequate, sustainable and reliable water supply;
  • Provide services or functions related to the provision of an adequate, sustainable, and reliable water supply to Rural Water Users.

The Authority's Service Area is all the unincorporated portion of Douglas County (i.e., not within a municipality's boundaries), excluding the service areas of special districts that provide water services, which have not joined the Authority as a Party or Participant.

The first Board was appointed on March 3, 2009, and Bylaws were first adopted on November 18, 2009.  The Board elected its first officers on January 27, 2010, and is currently implementing a Strategic Plan identifying all well owners and small water systems providers that would benefit from the work of the Authority.

The Rural Water Authority Board of Directors holds regular meetings on the third Wednesday of each month, usually at the Philip S. Miller building, 100 Third St., Castle Rock.  The meetings are open to the general public and rural water users are invited to attend. Please check meetings page for more information.