[2019 AR] Strategic Planning

Key Takeaways:

Study and planning are occurring surrounding the domestic water issues and their impact on water quality in the Cherry Creek Basin. It is CCBWQA's intent to further its partnerships with Member Entities to explore this emerging issue, and to work closely with WQCD as the distinctions between water and wastewater treatment evolve. CCBWQA is perfectly situated to be a leader and a laboratory.

Strategic Plan Diagram
2019 Report


On September 19, 2019, the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority Board of Directors adopted the following Mission/Vision, Goals, and Objectives as the Board's Strategic Plan:

Mission & Vision

What is our vision for the Cherry Creek Basin? Why was CCBWQA created under our Statute?

CCBWQA will benefit the public by improving, protecting, and preserving water quality in Cherry Creek and Cherry Creek Reservoir, for recreation, fisheries, water supplies, and other beneficial uses, and achieving and maintaining current water quality standards. CCBWQA will also provide for effective efforts by counties, municipalities, special districts, and landowners within the basin in the protection of water quality; provide that new developments and construction activities pay their equitable share of costs for water quality preservation and facilities; and promote public health, safety, and welfare.


What long-term goals do we want to achieve, to support our Mission and Vision?

  1. Use Authority's stewardship effectively to implement sustainable reservoir and watershed water quality management strategies.
  2. Implement an efficient and effective organization with the right expertise to achieve quality results.
  3. Work with Member Entities and Stakeholders to enhance partnerships on water quality policies and projects.
  4. Continue to develop leading edge, innovative water quality solutions, and adapt as needed


What specific, tangible, measurable milestones will we set to achieve to reach our goals?

  • To better understand reservoir and watershed dynamics and linkages
  • To identify the right "mix" of sustainable strategies that will preserve and enhance water quality for beneficial uses and/or prevent negative water quality impacts
  • To ensure that CCBWQA Board maintains an adaptable organizational structure and expertise so that it can efficiently identify, prioritize, and implement Authority initiatives, and respond to requests
  • To enhance partnerships with Member Entities and Stakeholders to leverage Authority resources, resulting in improvement, protection, and/or preservation of water quality and beneficial uses, and prevention of negative water quality impacts
  • To continue to be recognized as an innovative, leading edge watershed authority

Emerging Issues

In addition to the strategic planning, the CCBWQA focused on the emerging issue of Domestic water and its potential impact on water quality in 2019. CCBWQA participated with the WQCD's Optimum Corrosion Control Treatment Workgroup that studied impacts of Denver's Water's potential addition of orthophosphates to their drinking water, and laboriously considered a request by Parker Water and Sanitation District to support their Indirect Potable Reuse Project.

Based on the adopted Mission/Vision, Goals, and Objectives, CCBWQA will periodically develop specific strategies, and metrics and measures, to help achieve the Strategic Plan. These strategies, metrics, and measures are intended to be readily adaptable as needed, and are therefore not part of the Board-adopted Strategic Plan itself.

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