Open Records


Requesting Records

Each year we make available a short report that tells where your water comes from and what is in it. The most recent Drinking Water Quality Report is available or call our office to request a hard copy, and we will gladly assist you.

The Genesee Water & Sanitation District supports the goals of governmental transparency by making every effort to ensure records requests are fulfilled within the parameters of the law. When responding to a records request, GWSD shall make every effort to respond as required by § 24-72-203(3)(b), C.R.S.


Open Records Request Form


Mail or drop off signed Open Records Request form to 

Genesee Water & Sanitation District
ATTN: Open Records Request
2310 Bitterroot Lane
Golden, Colorado 80401


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a "CORA?"

"CORA" stands for "Colorado Open Records Act." In the spirit of open government, the Colorado Open Records Act requires that most public records be available to the public. Anyone can request information that is in the possession of a government office, including the State Land Board.

The Colorado Open Records Act is located in the Colorado Revised Statutes at 24‐72‐201 to 24‐72‐309, C.R.S.

What is a Public Record

A "public record" includes most writings made, maintained, or kept by our office. However, there are some exceptions concerning records made available under CORA.

What can be excluded from a CORA?

Some information is considered confidential or is excluded from the Colorado Open Records Act.
Some examples of excluded public records include:

  • Personally identifiable information
  • Work product prepared for an elected official
  • Trade secrets and proprietary software information, including programs and source code
Will Genesee Water & Sanitation District explain the content in a CORA response?

No. Questions regarding interpretation of records provided pursuant to an Open Records Request are beyond the scope of the Colorado Open Records Act.

Are there charges associated with a CORA?

There is no charge unless the request involves more than two hours of staff time or hard copies are requested (hard copies are $0.25 per page; staff time after the first hour is $30.00 per hour).