Jessica Mahaffey is a contributing writer and marketing specialist at Denver Water. As a reservoir caretaker’s daughter, she was fortunate to grow up living at two Denver Water facilities: Williams Fork in Grand County and Strontia Springs in Waterton Canyon. A semi-Colorado native, she has lived all over the state, including Clear Creek, Grand and La Plata counties, and has spent the last 15 years promoting Colorado through her work with the official publisher of the Colorado Tourism Office and Frontier Airlines. A proud Columbine Rebel and graduate of Regis University, she lives in Littleton with her husband Sean and their two dogs, Phoebe and Finn McCool. In her free time she enjoys driving her Fiat 500 in the mountains and spending time with family and friends. She describes herself as a big-ideas marketer with grit, curiosity and a commitment to make the world a better place. Her heroes are Mother Teresa, Jack Kerouac, Carl Jung and Carl Sagan.

The Rocky Mountain Retreat garden

This Valentine’s Day, grow a garden

February 12, 2018 | By: Jessica Mahaffey

It takes billions of gallons of water to produce the roses sold on Feb. 14. Why not try a more sustainable gift?

Efficiency is the new conservation

January 11, 2018 | By: Jessica Mahaffey, Kim Unger

After a successful 10-year conservation plan, our focus turns to water efficiency. Here’s a look at what that means.

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Homes of the future could help water woes

November 29, 2017 | By: Jessica Mahaffey

Go behind the scenes of this year’s Solar Decathlon to see how students are tackling the water challenges of tomorrow.