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.
The century-old workhorse, more than 6,800 feet up on the South Platte River, provides reliable water supplies for downstream communities.