The Widefield Water & Sanitation District (District) is located in El Paso County, Colorado. The District is a political subdivision of the State of Colorado and a body corporate with all the powers of a public or quasi-municipal entity.
Widefield Homes Water Company, organized as a Colorado corporation on June 14, 1979, provided water and wastewater services to the area until being converted into a District. The District was formed on May 17, 1996 to provide water and wastewater service to the public within the service area.
At the time of the District’s formation, the water service area consisted of about 2,250 acres and served approximately 4,800 accounts. The wastewater service area consisted of about 2,400 acres and served approximately 5,400 accounts.
Water and wastewater service is provided to unincorporated areas of El Paso County (Widefield and Security communities) and areas within the City of Fountain. The District provides service to accounts with both water & wastewater, water only, and wastewater only.
The District’s customer base is primarily residential, representing 98% of all accounts. The remaining 2% of accounts are commercial. Currently, there are no industrial accounts within the District. At the end of 2014, the District served about 6,850 water accounts to a population of about 17,815. For Wastewater, about 7,475 sewer accounts are served to a population of about 19,435.
Since formation of the District, the service areas of water and wastewater have each increased. The increased acreage resulted when the development areas of Cradlan property (water & wastewater), Lorson Ranch, (water & wastewater), Southpark Tech Center (wastewater), Mesa Ridge (water) and Rolling Hills (water & wastewater) being added to the District. The District anticipates up to 19,000 new homes to be built in these areas.
With the development additions, the water service area has increased by 4,366 acres and expanded the total water service area acreage to about 6,616 acres. The wastewater service area has increased by 4,042 acres and expanded the total wastewater service area to about 6,442 acres.