Electricity is provided through Xcel Energy of Colorado. The existing underground distribution system within DTC has among the highest degree of reliability in terms of existing and backup facilities on the entire Xcel system in the state of Colorado. The system is also readily expandable to meet future needs.
Power supply is derived from a 230-Kilovolt transmission network which transverses the northwest portion of DTC with strong ties to the Xcel transmission grid system. The southern portion of DTC is supplied with 100-megawatt capability and is used as an alternative power source for reliability purposes to major computer facilities.
Natural gas services are available through Xcel Energy. DTC is supplied via a 20-inch high pressure main, which is considered capable of meeting any service demands with the Development.
Individual sites are serviced by a series of smaller lines ranging in size from 1.2 inches to 6 inches and are typically adjacent to available parcels. Xcel is capable of providing up to 20,000 cubic feet per hour per customer at operating pressures of .25 to 2.00 Psig. Normal content is 829 BTU per cubic foot based on Denver Metropolitan elevation.
Telephone service within DTC is available through CenturyLink and several alternative access providers. Voice grade service, provided over a network of copper wire and fiber optics conduit, is available within the system. Adequate capability either exists today or can be readily provided through this system to accommodate loading demands.
Fiber optic cable line for cable television and interactive video, data and voice services are provided by various companies such as Comcast.
Fire protection services south of Belleview Avenue are provided by the South Metro Fire Rescue, which has full service stations located at East Orchard Road and South Havana Street, East Orchard Road and South Quebec Street and South Monaco Parkway and Hampden Avenue.
Water is supplied to DTC by the Denver Water Department and is distributed throughout the Center by three entities ~ Denver Suburban Water District, Castlewood Water District and Southgate Water District. In most cases the trunk system is already installed adjacent to the development parcels. On-site looping and fire services are typically the responsibility of the individual site developer. Water pressure throughout DTC generally has a pressure range of 90 p.s.i. to 120 p.s.i.
Tap fees are paid to individual Districts as well as to the Denver Water Board. Design standards for both entities must be met. The Denver Water Board tap fee is paid separately from the supplying entity. However, District tap fees must be paid before application to Denver for a tap.
Sanitation service is provided by Denver Wastewater Management Division in the northern portion of DTC while Goldsmith Gulch Sanitation District and Southgate Water and Sanitation District are responsible for the southern portions. Each District requires tap fees.
Irrigation of medians and parks within DTC is provided from Goldsmith Metropolitan District wells with non-potable water. Site irrigation is generally the responsibility of individual landowners. In some instances in the southern portion of DTC, Goldsmith Metropolitan District will consider use of its well system for on-site irrigation.