In Firestone, we are planning for sustainable growth. Growth that adds value to our community. That value comes in many forms – amenities like parks, trails, open spaces, additional shopping, and employment opportunities. And the ability to plan for and implement necessary capital improvements. These all require the Town to focus on expanding and diversifying its revenue base. Water is a critical piece of that plan.
In the spring of 2020, the Town adopted the 2020-2050 Water Action Plan. While the Town took the biggest and most visible steps in 2020 – including issuance of water enterprise revenue bonds to build a new water treatment plant and provide for reservoir storage and distribution pipelines – planning for implementation of this plan dates back many years.
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The Town’s efforts to plan for its water future date back to 2003? Between 2003 and the Spring of 2020, the Town of Firestone invested more than $28 million in water infrastructure and planning! Those expenditures run the gamut from supply planning, treatment engineering, and design, distribution engineering and design, land acquisition, and almost everything in between. Failure to fully implement the Water Action Plan would have potentially wasted a generation’s worth of investment.
Over the coming weeks, the Town will share with residents many important facts about our Water Action Plan – its importance for both current and future residents, our path toward greater diversity in our supply, more certainty in our ability to provide treated water for homes and businesses, redundancy in treatment and distribution, and long term water sustainability.