Welcome to Cuchara, Colorado!

High in the southern Colorado Rockies, Trinchera Peak rises majestically above the Sangre De Cristo mountain range.  North of Trinchera, and below the ridgeline to the East, several large natural lakes collect the snow melt and rain water as it funnels down through the glacial cirques and cascades into the mountain valleys... In time, spilling into the rushing waters of the Cucharas River, Baker Creek and Dodgton Creek.

For thousands of years, this has been the source of clean fresh water, flowing through the Cucharas Valley.  Over the last 100 years, as settlers moved into the valley, cabins and homes were being built and the population grew. The need for effective and responsible management of our clean water resources became increasingly important. Cucharas Sanitation and Water District (CSWD) was established to manage Cucharas residents water and sewer.  Cuchara continues to grow and flurish and CSWD will continue to manage and offer service to Cuchara's residence in accordance with State of Colorado guidelines and practices.  

If you have any questions please call our office, the number is listed above.


Cucharas Sanitation and Water District (CSWD) will be holding it's next Regular Board Meeting on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., located at 16925 State Hwy. 12, Cuchara, CO.  Date/Time Change and Agenda are posted on this website under the Document Tab prior to the board meeting.  CSWD board meetings are open to the public and the District encourages all Cuchara Residents to attend.  If you would like to be on the Agenda, please contact the CSWD office and request to be on the Agenda Form.  



Click NOTICE above to view CSWD's Revised Commercial Rate Plan

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