Trash & Utilities

The City does not provide water, sewer, electricity, gas, cable, internet or telephone service. For more information regarding these services please contact the following companies.

Gas & Electric

Xcel Energy and CORE Electric Cooperative (Formerly IREA) provide gas and electricity utilities to the area.

Xcel Energy: Greenwood to Denver Terminal Project

Xcel Energy expects to begin construction summer 2021 on a transmission line rebuild through Centennial. This goal is to deliver low-cost, clean, reliable energy while reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2030 from the electricity it provides customers.

Learn more from Xcel Energy's Greenwood to Denver Terminal project page. Xcel Energy plans to provide regular updates on the this project.

Xcel Energy Smart Meter Installation

Xcel Energy began installing Smart Meters on Colorado Xcel Energy customers’ homes in 2021, and swapping out the old meter for the new Smart Meter. The installation process is expected to last through 2024 and every affected customer will be notified by Xcel Energy 90 days before receiving their smart meter through their bill. Prior to the installation, Xcel Energy will send a postcard and letter or email with more information.

You can view additional details and FAQs by visiting or contacting Xcel Energy Customer Care at 800-895-4999Residents can also view a 2022 Colorado Smart Meter Installation Map and the Colorado Electric Bills Sheet for more information. 

Trash Pick-Up & Recycling

Trash and recycling services are provided by private companies in the City of Centennial, with each provider operating on their own pick up schedule. Some HOAs throughout the City have contracted with one trash provider in an effort to receive favorable rates and reduce truck traffic in neighborhoods. If you are interested in organizing one trash provider for your neighborhood, look at the Neighborhood Trash Collection Toolkit(PDF, 144KB) for insight into the process, a survey for neighbors and tips for creating proposals for potential vendors. 

View information on recycling of Christmas trees and electronics.

Telephone, Internet & Cable

Decisions about phone and cable services should be made by the homeowner, keeping in mind providers vary throughout the area, and each may offer different services.

Water & Sanitation Districts

Water and sanitary sewer service is provided by several different water and sanitation districts for Centennial residents.

Use the Centennial Property Search to help you locate the water and sanitation district(s) serving your address. 

Denver Water Lead Reduction Program

Centennial gets much of it’s water through Denver Water distributors.

Although the water that Denver Water provides to customers is lead-free, lead can enter the water as it moves through lead-containing household fixtures, plumbing and water service lines owned by the customer. Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Program, which was approved by the EPA and CDPHE in late 2019, officially launched in spring 2020. Read more about the Lead Reduction Program.

Water and sanitary district contact information and websites (if available) are listed below:

Arapahoe Estates Water District
Phone: 303-854-8282  

Denver Water:
Arapahoe County Water & Wastewater Authority
13031 E. Caley Ave.
Centennial, CO 80111
Phone: 303-790-4830
Fax: 303-790-9364
South Arapahoe Sanitation District
Phone: 303-985-3636 
Castlewood Water & Sanitation District
9570 Kingston Ct., Ste. 310
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 303-770-7272
South Englewood Sanitation District 1
Phone: 303-985-3636
East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation District
6201 S. Gun Club Rd.
Aurora, CO 80016
Phone: 303-693-3800
Fax: 303-699-6058 
Southeast Englewood Water District
Phone: 303-986-1551 ext. 124
East Valley Metropolitan District
P.O. Box 440245
Aurora, CO 80044
Phone: 303-841-3474 – District Manager
Phone: 303-284-7553 - Customer billing
Southgate Water & Sanitation District
3722 E. Orchard Rd.
Centennial, CO 80121
Phone: 303-779-0261
Fax: 303-779-0220 
Havana Water & Sanitation District
8390 E Crescent Pkwy Ste. 500
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-265-7949
Fax: 303-773-2050  
Willows Water District
6930 S. Holly Cir.
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-770-8625
Fax: 303-770-9864