Crestview Water and Sanitation District was organized and established in 1949 as Baker Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District to provide drinking water and sanitary sewer service for the residents of the District. Since organization, additional property has been included into the District including the area of the Perl Mack Neighborhood Group in the late 1950s.
The Baker Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District Board of Directors decided to change the District’s name to Crestview Water and Sanitation District in 1972 to better reflect the area of service which now encompasses approximately four square miles.
As the area developed, water mains were added to meet demands for both domestic use and fire protection. Water was provided to the area from two deep wells, one at 72nd Avenue east of Pecos Street and one at Clark Court and Kidder Drive. During high demand periods the well water was supplemented with treated water from the District’s water treatment plant at 64th avenue and Beach Street. Crestview’s wells and water treatment plant were decommissioned in 1988 and Crestview began receiving all of its treated water from Denver Water.
Crestview treated its wastewater at the District’s treatment facility at 64th Avenue and Pecos Street until 1978. In 1978, Crestview contracted to have its wastewater treated by the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District. Metro Wastewater Reclamation District changed its name to Metro Water Recovery in 2022.
In 1992, Crestview established a reserve and replacement fund to pay for replacement of deteriorating water and sewer infrastructure in a timely manner. The District has developed a long term funding schedule that is updated annually for the replacement work. Each year the District determines the most seriously deteriorated areas and has a water distribution system and a wastewater collection system replacement or rehabilitation project designed. The projects are bid and awarded by the District to contractors for construction.