The proposed Terry Ranch Water Project is an innovative water supply and storage project being considered and evaluated to help fulfill the water needs of Greeley's growing population. The Terry Ranch Project would serve Greeley water only in times of drought; it will not replace our large surface supplies. Greeley is absolutely not selling or trading any of our water supplies in lieu of this project. If approved by the City of Greeley Water Board and City Council, this generational project will be another step forward to ensure the City of Greeley's long-term future water security. The water wouldn't be needed/used for several years and would help save the city millions in water acquisition costs.
The City of Greeley has an extensive water system that includes two treatment plants, seven reservoirs, four river basins, and over 600 miles of pipeline. These systems make up Greeley's reliable water supply.
Today, ensuring a reliable water supply in the face of anticipated population growth and the consequences of a variable climate requires a high level of investment, innovative thinking and strategic planning. These principles are what have positioned Greeley to date as a regional leader in water resources.