Rankin-Spears Lateral Water Outage due to Leak 11/16/17

November 17, 2017 by  
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11/17/17 Update:  Repair is scheduled for today.

Notice to Members of Rankin-Spears Lateral:

The Lateral serving the Clear Creek Heights Association (Rankin-Spears) had to be shut-off this evening due to a main break located near the intersection of Colorow and Ballantine.

Since this was reported so late in the day, it is very likely the Association will not be able to obtain a contractor to start the repair until Friday morning– at the earliest.

Please contact your Lateral representatives for further information as the repair will need to be authorized by the owners of the Lateral.

The District will obtain status updates when possible and will be prepared to restore water once the repair has been completed by the contractor that you authorize.

Discoloration and air bubbles will likely occur in the water after the repair.

If you leave your home tomorrow, please be sure your faucets are all in the OFF position and consider obtaining some back-up water and/or making plans for your water needs as the outage may be for more than 24 hours.

Lateral Water Leak (Paradise Hills) 11/13-11/17

November 16, 2017 by  
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Summary of events related to the break on Sunrise as of 10 am 11/17/2017:

11/13 am – Leak reported and turned off by District (Treatment Tech), resulting in isolation to less than 10 homes.

  • District sent Notice to email list Paradise Hills HOA
  • District sent Notice to PH Board per policies
  • District Board notified in person

11/13  – PH Board searched for an available contractor, about 12 were contacted and the soonest one who would be able to demobilize from a site and re-mobilize to the break was on 11/15 pm; this Contractor was authorized by PH HOA Board.

11/15 pm  – Contractor mobilized to site; the break was located upstream of the leak which took more time for excavation; work shut down after dark for the night and water was confirmed off to the area.

11/16 am – District received multiple calls of no water/low pressure in high elevation areas of the system. Water was found to be turned on (unauthorized turn on) at the site and the excavated pit and nearby driveways were being flooded. Due to the sabotage, the repairs were delayed.

11/16 pm – Waiting for update from the PH HOA.

11/17 2:25 a.m. District (Treatment Tech) restored water to the Sunrise line after the Contractor replaced the cracked section of pipe.  Repairs (back-fill, patching) will be ongoing, the street-cut is large.

Annual Budget Hearing

October 9, 2017 by  
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The Annual Budget Hearings are normally held at the Regular Meeting in November.

The 2018 Budget Hearing and the 2017 Amended Budget Hearing are scheduled for November 13th, 8:30 a.m.

Location:  317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden (Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Station Training Room)

Annual Rates and Fees Hearing

October 9, 2017 by  
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The annual Rates and Fees Hearing is normally held at the Regular Meeting in October.

Due to inclement weather, the October 9th hearing is postponed to November 13th 8:30 a.m.

Location:  317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden (Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Station Training Room)

Main Break October 5th

October 6, 2017 by  
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A large and sudden break occurred in the early morning hours Thursday. Thanks to several who reported the flowing water, District staff was able to begin mobilizing a repair crew before 9 a.m. and stop the water loss.

Unfortunately, a large area of the distribution system had to be shut-down in order to complete the repair near the intersection of Lookout Mountain Rd and Colorow.

Many customers experienced no water or low pressure, depending on their location.

The introduction of air into the lines and the many pressure variations throughout the day has stirred up a lot of sediment and air bubbles, and this discoloration will be especially noticeable in locations with “dead ends” and may persist for the next 4-7 days. If you experience this discoloration, please do some watering, laundry or run your hose to flush your service line. The water is safe but we do not recommend drinking it until the sediment has cleared.

 

John Roscoe Dedication at Upper Beaver Brook July 8, 2017

August 7, 2017 by  
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Discolored Water (August 7th – 18th)

August 7, 2017 by  
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Updated 8/18/2017:  Samples were analyzed during this period and the results show that E-coli and Total Coliform were absent. There may still be some areas with discolored water.

We apologize for the inconvenience of discolored water.  Unfortunately, so far we have not located the source, or cause, of the discolored water.  The water that is leaving the treatment facility is safe and clear but is being affected within the distribution lines.

Based upon reports from 2.5% of served taps, the discoloration seems to be mostly in locations that are on “dead end” lines which have a tendency to “condense” the sediment enough that it becomes visible.

Operations has flushed hydrants on 8/7/17 throughout the system.  They report no known breaks, other changes or disturbances.  however, if it is discolored at your location, we suggest that you avoid drinking it (as opposed to cloudiness that disappears when settling, indicating air bubbles).

The Operations staff has done flushing overnight from 8/7 into 8/8 and we will continue to monitor the situation.

Those with discolored water should ‘flush’ their own lines by watering, doing laundry or otherwise running water until it goes clear—there is no other way to move the discolored water out of the dead-end areas (i.e. your service line).

 

 

Change in Policy for Inactive Taps

October 3, 2016 by  
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Board Resolution – Inactive Tap Policy 09-16

The Board unanimously passed a Resolution to manage the remaining unassigned inactive taps. After 28 years, certain responsibilities will be required in order for these taps to be activated.

Inactive tap notice cover letter

 

Daily usage, reads, alerts and online access now available!

September 16, 2016 by  
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The Beacon/Eye on Water ‘add-on’ to the Smart Meter is now available for purchase.  Please read the application form for more information:

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Rate Study, Proposed Rates & Fees and 2016 Budget

November 5, 2015 by  
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Please Go to Budget Page and scroll to 2016 Budget for this content.

Rate Study Cover Letter

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