Drinking Water Providers

Drinking water in the Gunnison Basin can be provided by a municipal department, special district, conservancy district, or authority. In addition, many people in rural areas get their drinking water from private wells. Major drinking water providers are listed below by region, followed by information on private wells.


Upper Gunnison Basin

Crested Butte –Town of Crested Butte

Mount Crested Butte – Mount Crested Butte Water & Sanitation District

Gunnison – City of Gunnison Water

Lake City – Town of Lake City


Uncompahgre Valley

Montrose, Delta, Olathe, Ridgway and surrounding areas – Tri-County Water

Ouray – Town of Ouray


North Fork Valley

Paonia – Town of Paonia

Hotchkiss – Town of Hotchkiss

Crawford – Town of Crawford

Cedaredge – Town of Cedaredge

Orchard City – Town of Orchard City


Grand Junction

Grand Junction – City of Grand Junction


Private wells

Private well information from Gunnison County

Private well information from Delta County

Private well information from Montrose County