Water Department

City of Cañon City Water Department


The City of Cañon City Water Department (CCWD) is responsible for the City’s Water Supply from the point of diversion from the Arkansas River, until it is delivered to Cañon City homes and businesses.

Water Department Operators are tasked with maintaining raw water diversion and pumping facilities, treatment facilities, finished water pumping and storage facilities, raw water pipelines, fire hydrants, potable water mains, valves and meters throughout the Water Distribution system to ensure that the drinking water efficiently moves throughout the system from the source to the tap. The Water Treatment Plant ensures that water withdrawn from the Arkansas River and treated to exceed Safe Drinking Water standards regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Water Department Operators conduct daily, weekly, monthly and annual routine analysis to ensure that drinking water meets regulatory requirements set forth in the SDWA. These programs help to protect the integrity of the City’s infrastructure, while ensuring our drinking water is of the highest quality and delivered to our consumers at a reasonable cost.

Please visit our Water Quality Reports page and to learn more about paying a water bill, please visit our Water Billing page.

The CCWD is responsible for maintenance and repair of the potable water mains, valves and fire hydrants throughout the city’s Distribution System.  The CCWD and the property owners have a shared responsibility for the maintenance of the water service lines leading from the water mains to the meter pit/curb box (demarcation is at the property line) and to the inside of homes or businesses.

For more information, please download the following documents: Water service line information sheet  (coming soon!)

Links to additional resources:
American Water Works Association
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Drinking Water Program

EPA Water Regulations
Partnership for Safe Water

                             Contact Us 
Bob Hartzman 
        Water Superintendent 
   Phone: 719-269-9019 

Travis Payne 
Chief Plant Operator 
Phone: 719-269-9019 

Anthony Bosco 
Water Distribution Supervisor 
Phone: 719-269-9022 

Dody Dominy 
Water Distribution   Administration Assistant 
Phone: 719-269-9033 

George Riede 
Water Distribution 
Construction Inspector 
 Phone: 719-269-9022 
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1460 
Cañon City, CO 81215 

Physical Address 
128 Main Street 
Cañon City, CO 81212 
Fax: 719-269-9017 

8am - 5pm (M-F)