Southwestern Investment Advisors turns properties into profits, and we are experts at matching supply to demand. We buy and sell water on the Colorado plains spending years completing the challenging task of ensuring the legal, safe, environmentally conscious and yet profitable delivery of much-needed water to metropolitan areas. Strategically we store water through acquisition of excavation sites and permit sand & gravel operations in a long-term effort to develop the necessary means to store water affordably and accessibly.
Southwestern Investment Advisors has identified an opportunity to manage this investment in natural resources to benefit our investors, the land holders on the Colorado Plains, and the citizens of Denver and the Front Range.
With a current estimated value of $18,000 per acre foot, Colorado holds the largest potential in the nation for high returns on equity through the acquisition, transportation, delivery and sale of water and water storage.
One key to the success of growth in population, government, farming, and communities has been the management of natural resources (oil and gas deposits, mineral deposits, forests, and especially water). Ownership and the beneficial use of water is an essential element of the continued development of the communities and population bases throughout the state.
More than sixty percent (60%) of the potable water used in the Denver Metropolitan and Front Range areas are from deep aquifers and water basins other than the South Platte River Basin – reliance on water imported from other water basins is a long-established tool used by municipalities, water districts, and communities to meet the needs of the people living in the region.
Municipal water providers and special water districts throughout the Front Range region all have forecasts showing enormous shortfalls for water demands (including municipal, industrial, augmentation, agricultural, fire protection, etc.).
Purchasing and developing water resources for current and future land development projects came to the forefront of Southwestern Investment Advisors interests in 2000. The availability of a secure and steadfast water source for retail and residential projects is one of many essential elements to the business of land development
Recent sales of water in Colorado have shown that its value continues to increase, regardless if the commodity is raw water or treated water, or the source of the water – the prices and value of water continue to increase. In a few instances, an acre foot (a measure of capacity: one acre foot is enough water for a typical family of four, for one year) of water sold for up to $25,000.
Treatment regimens and storage and delivery systems also continue to increase in cost, as well.
Leasing water rights is an avenue used by many to meet the current demand for water, at the same time, the owner of the water has protected his ownership interest.