Participant application

This year’s tour date is August 15 & 16, 2023. Guests on the tour include city council members, county commissioners, state and federal legislators and staff, regional water entities, regulators, and community leaders.

This year’s tour will begin at the city of Aurora's new Southeast Area Maintenance facility at E. Quincy Av. and Robertsdale Way. We will then head up to  Lake County, which is in the Arkansas River Basin, to see where 25 percent of Aurora’s water comes from.  Our primary stop on this day is Turquoise Reservoir, where Aurora stores water from both the Colorado and Arkansas river basins, to learn how Aurora Water collects and moves water.

On day two, we’ll move over to the South Platte River Basin, visit our proposed Wild Horse Reservoir site, and talk about Aurora Water’s innovative solutions to meeting water demands in the future. We anticipate returning to Aurora by 5 p.m. on August 16.

A highly engaged and active participant is vital for ensuring a beneficial and successful tour. To meet the high demand for this tour and the limited availability, we ask that you complete this application. Applicants must be residents of Aurora. We are asking that all applicants participate in Aurora Water Course. Multiple dates for the Water Course are available. Registration can be found by clicking HERE.

Only one participant per household may attend and applications must be complete, INCLUDING ALL REQUESTED CONTACT INFORMATION. Please note that there are several required fields. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. 

As you complete your application, please take some time and let us know why you want to attend, what you would like to learn about Aurora’s water system, and how you would share the knowledge and experience of the tour with the community. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. MDT, on Friday, July 28, 2023. We will let you know the status of your application no later than August 4. If you have any questions, reading this application process, please contact us at
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