When it comes to water, this ‘Wells’ runs deep

Mile High Water Talk

As a key voice in the state water plan, Patti Wells is shaping the conversation by challenging the norm.

By Steve Snyder

Water in its purest form is devoid of color. But in Colorado, people tend to see water issues in terms of black and white.

That’s where Patti Wells comes in.

“I love punching holes in stereotypes,” Wells said.

In addition to her role as general counsel for Denver Water, Wells was recently reappointed to the Colorado Water Conservation Board, a state agency tasked with creating policy direction on water issues.

As a member of the conservation board, Wells was an active contributor to the recently completed Colorado Water Plan. In the discussions, she challenged some long-held beliefs and stereotypes about water use, to make sure all voices in the discussions were heard.

Patti Wells (far left) at her reappointment to the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Patti Wells (far left) at her reappointment to the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

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