Dedicated to ensuring the public health and safety of our community by providing safe and reliable water, wastewater, and stormwater services. Utilities is responsible for the implementation, operation, and maintenance of all facilities related to the delivery of potable and non-potable water supplies, the collection and treatment of wastewater, and the discharge of storm drainage throughout the City.
The Utilities Department is a separate business entity of the City of Brighton (the Water Activity Enterprise) and is not related to the General Fund or any other City activities. It maintains separate accounting of its revenues and expenditures. This includes a 10-year Capital Improvement Plan and Operating Plan to fund, develop and maintain sustainable infrastructure, safe operations, and manageable growth policies while maintaining sound financial practices.
Electricity, Natural Gas, & Trash Services
The City of Brighton does not provide services for electricity, natural gas, or trash. Electricity and natural gas services in Brighton are provided by United Power and Xcel Energy, respectively. Trash services are available through multiple providers. View United Power website and Xcel Energy website.
Fix a Leak Week
Nationwide, water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted annually. This is why the EPA and WaterSense promotes Fix a Leak Week in the third week of March. The 2021 Fix a Leak Week will be March 15 - 21. This is a reminder to all Americans to check their water fixtures and irrigation systems for any water waste. Be sure to download How to Detect Leaks Checklist.
The North Outfall project will construct storm drain improvements to mitigate nuisance flooding to residents north of downtown Brighton. Construction is scheduled through the end of October. During the time of construction, sections of 7th Ave. will be closed to through traffic, and street parking will not be available. Postal, trash, and emergency services will not be interrupted.
The crews on site will be able to assist with specific needs that arise and need immediate attention.