The City of Durango's water primarily comes from the Florida River (not the Animas River). Demands on our water supply from population growth and changes in the environment require our water division to be the best stewards of this valuable resource. Please watch this video on where Durango's drinking water comes from and the processes it goes through to become potable (safe to drink).
- Water Master Plan ▼
- Ridges Basin site study ▼
- Drought Management Plan ▼
- Water, Sewer rate study ▼
- Climate change ▼
Water Master Plan
The City of Durango worked with SEH Engineering to develop a Water Master Plan which was accepted by City Council in 2021. The Master Plan is available for review here.
City of Durango Ridges Basin Water Treatment Plant Siting Study
City of Durango Drought Management Plan
Water and Wastewater Rate and Fee Study
City of Durango Vulnerability, Consequences and Adaptation Planning Report (VCAPS)
The City of Durango VCAPS Report is the result of a planning effort to raise awareness, understanding of impacts and identify options challenges the City will face in regard to drought and extreme precipitation which may be more likely in light of scientific uncertainty in ongoing climate and weather patterns.