‘Written in Water’ documentary to air again on local TV

See how Denver’s relationship with water through the years shaped the growing city and state.

January 11, 2019 | By: Cathy Proctor
Pierre Goetz, Gross Reservoir hydro operator and caretaker, does an interview with the "Written in Water".
Pierre Goetz, Gross Reservoir hydro operator and caretaker, does an interview with the “Written in Water” film crew from HaveyPro Cinema, (from left) Nathan Church, partner, editor and creative director, Zach Andrews (in hat on the left), assistant editor and camera operator, and Jim Havey (in hat on the right), owner, producer and director. Photo credit: Denver Water.


A 52-minute film produced as part of Denver Water’s 100th anniversary year will air again this month on local television.

The film, titled “Written in Water: Reflections on a Century of Service,” looks at the Mile High City’s historic relationship with water, how a reliable water supply enabled its growth and Denver Water’s relationships with people and communities across Colorado.

The upcoming air times are:

  • Tuesday, Jan.  15, at 10 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS, local channel 6.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. on Colorado Public Television (CPT 12), local channel 12.

If you miss those times, the film also can be viewed via Denver Water’s website, here.

HaveyPro Cinema produced the film. Its team spent months interviewing historians, environmental advocates and water experts as well as visiting the different parts of Denver Water’s network, which supplies clean, reliable drinking water to 1.4 million people in Denver and surrounding suburbs.

“The engineering behind Denver Water’s system is always incredibly impressive,” said Jim Havey, the owner, producer and director of Denver-based HaveyPro Cinema.

The company also produced the 2015 documentary “The Great Divide,” which explored the history and future of water in Colorado.

Denver Water’s documentary had its public premier in August 2018 at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts.

Danielle Grant from 9NEWS served as the Master of Ceremonies for the premier. Denver Water Commissioner Paula Herzmark, Mayor Michael Hancock and Havey delivered opening remarks at the event.

The film also aired on local television stations in September 2018 and October 2018.