For most of our state’s history, cities, towns, and water districts have engaged in a not-so-friendly competition to secure water for their growing communities. That is why a large group of Northern Colorado municipal water providers and water districts gathered more than two decades ago to form a plan. A discussion of the projected water needs for a growing region was on the agenda. Attendees agreed that a new spirit of cooperation and coordination was necessary. At the table, among others, that day were representatives of the Town of Frederick, who saw the vision for a regional water project that would benefit current and future customers. Soon, along with 14 other entities, the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) began to take shape.
NISP achieved a significant milestone on December 9, 2022, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issuing its Record of Decision, or ROD. This document concludes a nearly two-decade-long period of careful study and evaluation that certifies NISP as a socially and environmentally responsible way to meet future water needs for families in Northern Colorado. On January 10, 2023, Frederick’s Board of Trustees passed Resolution 23-R-01, entering the Nineteenth Interim Agreement with the Northern Integrated Supply Project Water Activity Enterprise committing the Town to continue its participation in NISP.
The Town has maintained a vision of providing high-quality, secure, reliable, and affordable water for our residents and customers. This project is an important piece to provide much-needed certainty in an uncertain future.