With a capacity of just 7,863 acre-feet, Strontia Springs is the smallest of three terminal water storage facilities in Denver Water’s system, meaning it is the final stop for mountain water before it heads to the treatment process. The other two are Ralston Reservoir and Marston Forebay.
Because Denver Water’s south system is substantially larger than its north system, about 80 percent of Denver’s drinking water passes through Strontia Springs Reservoir before eventually going to customers in Denver Water’s service area.
For being small, Strontia Springs sure packs a big, critically important punch.
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