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  1. 1/1/2006 Memorial Fund Established for Denver Water Employee
  2. The Board of Directors and staff of Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District are saddened by the tragic death of Denver Water employee Shawn Patilla. Mr. Patilla was killed in a water main accident on October 12, 2006.

    Denver Water operations employees provide service not only to Denver residents, but to suburban, distributor residents as well. Water transmission facilities that deliver water to Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District are operated and maintained by Denver Water crews that include dedicated employees such as Shawn Patilla.

    Mr. Patilla was a married father of two daughters and a son. We extend our heart felt sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Patilla.

    A memorial fund has been established by Denver Water for the family of Shawn Patilla.

    Donations should be sent to:

         Denver Water Credit Union
         c/o The Shawn Patilla Fund
         PO Box 40035
         Denver, CO 80204

    Checks should be made payable to The Shawn Patilla Fund.

    Additional information about Mr. Patilla and the memorial fund can be found on the Denver Water web site (www.denverwater.org).