Cherry Creek Basin

Water Quality Authority

Welcome to Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority

The Vision of the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority is to integrate watershed goals for community development, water supply, recreation, wildlife habitat and open space with the Authority's water quality mission.


The Authority is tasked with improving, protecting, and preserving the water quality of Cherry Creek and the Cherry Creek Reservoir, and achieving and maintaining state water quality standards for the reservoir and watershed. The Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority Board consists of representatives from two counties, eight cities, a representative from special districts that provide water and wastewater in the basin, and seven public representatives appointed by the Governor.