News Flash

Posted on: December 7, 2023

Cortez Water Rate Increase - January 1st, 2024

Water Rate Increase

Minimal base rate increase in monthly water bills to take effect January 1, 2023.

As construction costs, infrastructure needs, and regulatory policies change, it is imperative that utility rates are evaluated and adjusted periodically to maintain the level of services currently provided. Starting January 1st, a block-rate structure wil...

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2022 - Water Message
Posted on: May 26, 2023

2023 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)

The City of Cortez 2023 water quality report (CCR) is available online.

The City of Cortez is pleased to present to you this year's water quality report.  Cortez is blessed with the high-quality Dolores River water out of McPhee Reservoir with which to begin the water treatment process.  All water p...

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2022 - Water Message
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Message from the Public Works Director

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Public Works Department – Director’s Message

Public Works is the tip of the spear for the City of Cortez as we provide high-quality drinking water, maintain streets and water delivery and provide refuse collection and recycling services. 


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2022 - Water Message