Southwestern Water Conservation District

Established pursuant to the State of Colorado House Bill #795 approved by the General assembly on April 16, 1941
Name Representing Appointed Term Expiration
Kenneth Heldman
Montrose County
12/21/2009 01/01/2025
The charter of the SWWCD is to protect, conserve, use and develop the water resources of the San Juan and Delores basins for the welfare of the District, and to safeguard for Colorado all waters of the basin to which the State is entitled. It is one of four Conservation Districts in the State.

The SWWCD Board of Directors is appointed by the County Commissioners from each of the southwestern Colorado counties in the San Juan and Dolores river basins. There are currently nine members of the Board and each serve a three-year term. This board oversees the district, sets budgets and determines the actions that the water district takes.

For more information call the District offices at (970) 247-1302. You can also visit SWCD online here.