Year in Review

2023 Infrastructure Year in Review

Every year employees work diligently to plan and implement projects to clean, maintain, repair and replace City infrastructure. This includes roads, signs, traffic signals, facilities, water, sewer and storm systems. These numbers show just a glimpse at some of the work that goes into keeping Arvada thriving!

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The City of Arvada achieved its 2nd re-accreditation with the American Public Works Association (APWA) in November! The evaluation and best practice review process provides a means of formally verifying and recognizing public works agencies for compliance with the recommended practices. Accreditation is a voluntary approach to evaluate, verify and recognize compliance with the recommended management practices. The City of Arvada was first accredited in 2016 with re-accreditations in 2020 and 2023.

  1. Ralston Road
  2. W 72nd Avenue

Ralston Road paved and striped at Balsam intersection

  • 126,720 sq.ft. road paved
  • 1,355 cubic ft. concrete, 32 pedestrian signals, and center medians added
  • 50 curb ramps upgraded
  • traffic signals completed

Learn more.

  1. Water
  2. Sewer & STormwater
  • ralston reservoir with foothills back drop33,739,000 gallons on peak water use day (August 23, 2023)
  • 4 billion+ gallons of drinking water produced
  • 5,200+ smart water meters installed
  • 21 water line repairs 
  • 10,630 ln.ft. water line replaced
  • 190 miles water line flushed
  • 500+ homes checked for lead and galvanized water service lines

Learn more.two workers replace water treatment plant filter

Filter rehabilitation at one of the City's two water treatment plants increased water treatment capacity by 7.8 million gallons per day. Learn more about water quality.

  1. Road Work
  2. Snow ('22-'23)
  3. Transit
  • 10,000 miles of street sweepingroad with bike lane and sunflowers
  • 430+ potholes filled
  • 123 miles treated or repaved
  • 395 sidewalk ramps replaced
  • 1155 signs repaired and added
  • 90 crosswalks upgraded for visibility

Learn more about street services and traffic control.

  1. Facilities & Fleet

Facilities & Fleet

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  • $300K savings through solar energy fields
  • grants from the Colorado Energy Office
  • EV charging stations
  • Xcel microgrid backup battery system installed at the Arvada Center
  • 28% reduction in facility energy consumption achieved in 10 years

electric vehicleLearn more about efforts to reduce energy consumption in City facilities.

  1. Customer Programs

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