Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (Northern Water) website and for reviewing our website privacy policy. This policy addresses Northern Water’s standardized process for access to and for the collection, storage, use, transfer and security of personally identifiable information that may be obtained through use of Northern Water’s website. If you have any feedback or comments regarding this privacy policy, please send those to Northern Water at: 220 Water Ave., Berthoud, CO 80513, 800-369-7246.

Personal Information Collected

Personal information is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes an individual’s first and last name, residential address, telephone number or email address.

Northern Water fully supports the protection of individual privacy, and minimizes the collection of personally identifiable information to the least amount of information required to complete a particular transaction. This policy extends to the collection of all personally identifiable information, regardless of the source or the medium.

Northern Water automatically collects some information about your visit to our website. This information may include:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address (an IP address is a numerical identifier assigned to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer)
  • Domain name used
  • Type of browser used
  • Date and time that you visited the site
  • Web pages or services that you accessed at this site

This data is used to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how the public is using these services. This data is not considered personally identifiable information.

If you send an email to us, the following personally identifiable information will be collected:

  • Email address used to send the email 
  • Contents of the email or Contact Us message 

We collect this information to ensure we respond appropriately. For example, we may need to address issues you identify, make improvements to our website or forward your email to another agency for appropriate action.

It is Northern Water’s policy to collect no personally identifiable information about you unless that information is required to complete a particular transaction. In addition, we collect no personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily participate in activities that ask for information. Choosing not to participate in these activities will not affect your ability to use any other features of our website. 

Public Records

The Colorado Open Records Act is applicable to this Privacy Policy pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 24, Article 72, Part 2, which states: “It is declared to be the public policy of this state that all public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times, except as provided in this part 2 or as otherwise specifically provided by law.”

A public record is defined here as “all writings made, maintained, or kept by the state, any agency, institution, a nonprofit corporation incorporated pursuant to section 23-5-121(2), C.R.S., or political subdivision of the state, or that are described in section 29-1-902, C.R.S., and held by any local-government-financed entity for use in the exercise of functions required or authorized by law or administrative rule or involving receipt or expenditure of public funds.” C.R.S. § 24-72-202 (6).

All information provided by the user becomes public record once provided and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online will be treated the same as information provided by an adult and may be subject to public access.


Northern Water has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring and auditing. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of a continuing commitment to risk management.


The Northern Water website contains links to other websites, including websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another website, you leave our site, which means that this Privacy Policy will no longer apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website.

Neither Northern Water or any employee of Northern Water warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by the Northern Water website nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products or services linked from this system. Neither Northern Water or any employee of Northern Water shall be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or obsolete. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.