Still strong and sturdy, Denver Water’s second-largest reservoir turns 85 in 2017.
Although now a relic of the past, wood stave piping remains an admired piece of water history in Denver.
From welders and electricians to mechanics and plumbers, it takes a village of experts to keep the water flowing.
Denver Water’s caretakers and equipment operators often battle harsh conditions to keep the water flowing.
Holding nearly 32 billion gallons, Williams Fork Reservoir stands 217 feet above the Williams Fork River in Grand County.