Utilities Department

Jim Sullivan

Jim Sullivan
Director of Utilities



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






Department of Utilities Services:


Drinking Water:

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


  • Flood Control Projects
  • Stormwater Construction Permits
  • 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
  • Building Maintenance Inspections


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

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.

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In 2011, Public Works and Utilities separated into two departments. Are you looking for the Public Works Department?