The Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company (FRICO) is a mutual ditch company that was incorporated in 1902. It has 8,000 shares in 500 separate shareholder accounts. FRICO's business office is in Brighton, CO. The Company is managed by a seven person Board of Directors and a Company president to whom the General Manager reports.
The FRICO system consists of four major and several smaller reservoirs and approximately 400 miles of canals extending from the Front Range foothills to east of Greeley, Colorado. FRICO also manages three associated ditch and reservoir company systems and is developing an alluvial water storage system in Weld County which includes three additional reservoirs. FRICO provides the major storage for the municipal needs of 300,000 citizens of four municipalities in the northwest Denver area. FRICO's other reservoirs remain predominantly in agricultural use.