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For Emergencies In case of emergency, such as a water main break, call 720-898-7760 during normal working hours. After hours, Weekends or Holidays, call 720-898-7820.


The Mission of the Utilities Department is to provide city fleet services, safe drinking water, wastewater treatment, public stormwater maintenance, and safe building construction services to the members of the Arvada community so they can confidently assume a reliable supply of safe, high quality drinking water, have buildings constructed to the highest quality standards, and the safe disposal of sewage.

What Does the Utilities Department Do?

The Utilities Department is responsible for supplying drinking water to all residents, controlling stormwater flows, removing and disposing of sanitary sewage, issuing building permits, performing permit inspections, and maintaining the City’s fleet of vehicles. It provides services including:

Drinking Water

  • Water Supply
  • Water Quality
  • Water Line Locates
  • Leak Detection
  • Emergency Repairs
  • Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Billing


  • Mainline Cleaning and Repairs
  • Storm Line Locates
  • Emergency Repairs

Sanitary Sewer

  • Sewage Removal and Disposal
  • Mainline Cleaning and Repairs
  • TV Inspection of Sewer Mains
  • Sewer Line Locates
  • Emergency Repairs

Building Inspection

  • Building Permits
  • Building Inspections
  • Plan Review


  • Vehicle and Equipment Purchasing and Maintenance
  • Specialty Fabrication
  • Police Equipment Purchasing
  • Fuel Distribution System


Contact Information

  •  Main Telephone Number:
  •  Street Address:
    8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002





James Sullivan


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Director of Utilities

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