LDWA Notices:

Meeting Notifications and Board Minutes

That the Board of
Directors of the Lake
Durango Water
Authority shall hold
regular meetings on
the 3rd Thursday of
each month at
5:15 p.m. at the Lake
Durango Water Authority
office located at 667 South
Lakeside Drive, Hesperus, CO.
In the event that the office
is inaccessible due to weather
or construction the meetings
will be held at the office of
Durango West 1, 119 Holly
Hock Trail, Durango,


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Lake Durango Water Authority

The Lake Durango Water Authority was established in January 2008 by members La Plata County and Durango West 1 and Durango West 2 Metropolitan Districts for the purpose of purchasing and operating the Lake Durango Water Company system. The purchase was completed in July 2009 at which time the Authority took over operation of the system. Since the time of the purchase, the Authority has completed a Master Plan to guide the operation of the system; completed a Rate and Fee Study to equitably assess rates and tap fees; completed over $3,750,000 in capital improvements to the source water, treatment, distribution system; improved water quality and customer satisfaction. Capital improvements include the construction of a pipeline from Lake Nighthorse to Lake Durango and the purchase of up to 400 acre-feet of Animas La Plata project water. The pipeline was constructed with partners La Plata West Water Authority, Southern Ute and Mountain Ute Tribes. Construction of the pipeline ensured that the Authority will have an adequate water supply and not need to enforce water use restrictions in the future. The pipeline also resulted in La Plata County lifting a tap sale moratorium.

Mission Statement

"Our goal is to provide reliable quality water to the 1435 current tap holders and to develop additional water resources to expand the service area."


LDWA Information

Due to rising costs LDWA is going to raise rates 5% on base fees and consumption for 2024.

2023 Water Quality Reports

LDWA Rules and Regulations PDF

LDWA Bylaws

2020 Budget Information

Draft 2024 Budget





Water Rate Relief Assistance

Lake Durango Water Authority (LDWA) offers limited FOfinancial assistance to low income homeowners. This assistance is intended to partially mitigate the impact of the 2009 acquisition costs. Eligibility is restricted to qualified low income owner-occupied homeowners within the LDWA service area. Application and eligibility details are available by clicking here, at the LDWA office (667 S.Lakeside Dr., Durango)
Click here to view full details and download the application.


Water Information Program

The link below provides information on available water for southwest communites of Colorado.

The Water Information Program

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