MHYC Water Crew Works with the Denver Inner City Parish

The Denver Inner City Parish has been serving the Greater Denver Area for over 54 years, focusing on the key community areas of Education, Hunger Relief, Community Enhancement and Economic Development. The primary goal of the Denver Inner City Parish is to empower communities and support personal transformations, ultimately creating self-sustaining lifestyles for those who are most vulnerable. The Parish reaches over 25,000 individuals annually. Sometimes this work is as simple as providing a clean, functioning toilet.


With 50 students and staff and only four working toilets in their school building, Adrian Castro of DICP called Mile High Youth Corps’ Water Conservation Program to see if he could get help with replacing 12 old, water guzzling toilets at two locations with top of the line, high-efficiency toilets. After working with our partners at Denver Water, MHYC was able to qualify all of the toilets at DICP for replacement.

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Being a non-profit on a tight budget with one full-time maintenance person, replacing 12 toilets would have taken me all week and cost us more than we could afford…MHYC came in and replaced all 12 toilets in less than one day,” says Castro.


By the end of the day, the staff and students at the Denver Inner City Parish were thrilled by the good service and their newly working toilets. Castro knows the tremendous impact will go beyond working toilets.

We are…excited to know that we will be saving money on our water bills for both locations and saving a ton of water every day,” he says.


Mile High Youth Corps provides energy and water audits for single and multi-family homes, non-profit and religious organizations to determine their eligibility for energy and water efficiency retrofits. These services would not be possible without the collaboration between Mile High Youth Corps and our partners: Aurora Water, Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, Denver Water, Energy Outreach Colorado, Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) and Xcel Energy. In 2013 these services conserved over 53,000,000 gallons of water and over 383,500 kilowatt hours of energy, saving clients nearly half a million dollars in life cycle savings. For more information about this program and our services check out our website.

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