Drought Presentation – Special Board Meeting – March 10, 2021 at 7pm

March 12, 2021 by  
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Drought 2021 Slide Presentation March 2021

 

 

Low Pressure and Possible Water Outage – 7/09/2020

July 9, 2020 by  
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We anticipate that we will have lower water pressure on a portion of the main for at least the next half hour while a break on a customer’s direct connect service line is evaluated and repaired.
The following customers will be affected:

Rankin-Spears

Crosby-Deeds

Boettcher

Colorow customers

JCOS

Poverty

Buffalo Bill

Wilson-Kniffen

Westview

Lookout Mt Crest

Lehti-Hicks

Weller

Vickers

It is possible, that after evaluation of the break, the above customers may be without water for an hour or two, while the repair is completed.

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Water Outage Update – 7/7/2020

July 7, 2020 by  
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Good afternoon everyone,

During the flushing this morning, the PRVs were causing problems, apparently due to debris being flushed down the line, which can get deposited in the valves and cause them to behave improperly, which resulted in loss of water for some customers.

Tomorrow we will be performing another flush while the PRV technician does some adjustments, to ensure that we get complete flow through the valves.  The water may be discolored and have some bubbling, spitting and pressure issues for a short while.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  The loss of water service during the flush, which was completed for today a few hours ago, was not planned, we were troubleshooting as quickly as possible when we got reports of problems, and we believe that we got the problem resolved.

However, a break just occurred on the main line, which is causing the current water loss and pressure issues being experienced by many customers.  It is being already being addressed and we hope to have normal service restored as quickly as possible.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.  We will update you as we have better information.

SCHEDULED FLUSHING OF THE MAINLINE PIPES – 07/03/2020

July 4, 2020 by  
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LMWD will be performing a scheduled and thorough flushing of the mainline pipes beginning on Monday July 6, 2020 and continuing through Friday July 17th. During this time you may experience bouts of discolored water. LMWD recommends that you run your water until it clears after the flushing to rid any sediment that maybe stirred up during the flush.

ORC is LMWD’s operator and will be performing the flush.  They tell us they are aware of some aesthetically unpleasant conditions that have been present, scattered throughout the district during the previous week. The above approach is intended to remedy this concern. LMWD appreciates your patience as we work through this maintenance plan to improve our utility.

Yellow, Bad Tasting Water – 07/01/2020

July 1, 2020 by  
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It has been brought to the District’s attention that a few households have been experiencing yellow, bad-tasting water over the past few days.  We are experiencing some elevated levels of manganese in the treated water and are currently tracking down the cause and extent, and are preparing a plan to remedy this situation as quickly as possible.  Please keep in mind that manganese has no adverse health effects, but is aesthetically unpleasant.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this causes and we will provide updates as we learn more.

UPDATE – High Water Pressure – 6/16/2020

June 16, 2020 by  
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Hello Everyone:

LMWD has had issues with its own Pressure Reducing Valves on the water system.  The District is aware of ongoing water pressure issues and is coordinating with the Operator and Engineer to address them.

Please continue to update the District office as to any new issues in the meantime.  We apologize for these problems and we are pushing to get repairs done.  As updated and reliable information becomes available, it will be posted on our website as well as Nextdoor.

Please note that it is a requirement for all taps on the system to have a Pressure Reducing Valve installed to protect your home in case of spikes in water pressure.  It’s part of the code requirements and should have been installed when your home was built.  You will notice many of your neighbors on the system are not having any issues.  If your Pressure Reducing Valve is installed and working properly, it reduces the water pressure inside your homes water lines and water heater.  If you are experiencing leaks caused by high water pressure, please check with your plumber to ensure that:

1) you have a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) installed,

2) the PRV is sufficient for the application and hasn’t failed,

3) the PRV is set correctly.

If the Pressure Relief Valve on your water heater is leaking, it may simply be doing what it is designed to do.  It doesn’t necessarily mean that your water heater is faulty.

Again, we apologize for the high water pressure issues and we are working to get them addressed.

Posting of Final Candidate List for District Administrator Position

October 25, 2019 by  
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Pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(3.5), the final candidate list for the position of District Administrator of the Lookout Mountain Water District shall consist of:

NMHolder Financial, Inc. of Douglas County, Colorado

 

Notice of Special Meeting – October 22, 2019

October 22, 2019 by  
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Lateral Improvements 2019 – Community Outreach and Follow Up to 2018 Round Table Discussion

6 to 8 pm at the Crystal Rose, Golden, Colorado

This will be a follow-up to last year’s round table, with an update on the Micro Planning Grants made to Laterals and a presentation of findings from the Lateral Acquisition Study Committee that was created after many expressed interest in this concept.

 

WATER QUALITY – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

October 31, 2018 by  
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Q: How will I know if my LMWD water is unsafe to drink or if there is a “boil order” ?

A:  How and when customers are notified about unsafe water is mandated by Federal and State laws, depending on type of contamination and possible health risk, so LMWD will follow those requirements.   We encourage you to read all correspondence from the District in a timely manner.  Notices can be included with your bill if the required notification meets the protocols for method of delivery and deadline for such notification.  These notices will describe what you should do and will help you determine if your health is at risk.  For example, if there were a serious health hazard, urgent public notices would be delivered in less than 24 hours by direct residential delivery.  It should be noted that boiling water cannot remove some types of contaminants, and could actually make the problem worse.  This is one of many reasons why it is important to read public notices if issued.

Q: How often is LMWD water tested?

A:  LMWD routinely monitors for many contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws.  An annual report summarizes testing and detections for each compliance period.   Violations and Formal Enforcement Actions, if any, are reported in each report.  We encourage customers to study the test standards and results, and to review related information from other independent sources. LMWD has reported many years of clean and safe water and this information can be found here:    https://www.lookoutmountainwaterdistrict.org/publications-and-records/drinking-water-quality-reports/

Q:   What about my water quality prior to the treatment process?

A:  A Source Water Assessment and Protection (SWAP) report provides a screening-level evaluation of potential contamination that could occur to source water, available from the State.  We use this and similar information to evaluate the need to improve our current water treatment capabilities and prepare for future contamination threats.

Q:  What should I do if I am unsure about something posted on social media or that I heard from my neighbor about my LMWD water quality?      

A. Check your most recent correspondence from LMWD.  In case you overlooked a notification provided to you, you can check for recently posted notices and newsletters on this website.  Call or email the office to see if you missed an important recent notification LMWD does not currently use social media platforms for official correspondence.

Q: What is LMWD doing about the recent “TTHM MCL” results? 

A Professional Engineer (P.E.) has evaluated and made recommendations to modify treatment and operating procedures with the water system; these changes are expected to reduce the likelihood that the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) will be exceeded.  Some changes have already been made, but addtional steps are planned.  the full implementation timeline is not currently known, but is estimated at 12 to 16 months (possibly longer if construction is necessary).

 

 

Emergency Outage 10/18-10/20/2018

October 20, 2018 by  
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Notice of Water Outage

due to unplanned repair needed starting 7 pm Thursday, October 18th.

A main break located inside the “buffalo tunnel” under I-70 was found and water had to be shut down so assessment and repairs could begin Friday morning, October 19th.  As always, LMWD will do its best to reduce service interruptions to you, the customer*.  Unfortunately, it is not always possible to avoid service interruptions given our pipeline ages, conditions and locations.

As of 10 p.m. October 18th,  temporary water was delivered via a connection from Genesee Water & Sanitation District (GWSD) and does not provide enough pressure for fire flows or to reach all residents.

PLEASE PLAN ON INTERMITTENT or LONG WATER OUTAGES, PRESSURE VARIATIONS, BUBBLES, CLOUDY OR DISCOLORED WATER. *Customers and fire hydrants to the west of Chief Hosa will not be affected by this water outage.

HOW MUCH AND HOW LONG YOUR SERVICE IS AFFECTED WILL DEPEND ON YOUR SERVICE LOCATION RELATIVE TO THE LOCATION OF THE REPAIR AND THE TEMPORARY WATER SUPPLY.

An unrelated break was reported in Paradise Hills on Sunrise Drive at about 2 pm on October 19th.  Paradise Hills HOA is working on this break, please contact the HOA representatives for updates.

 

If you would like email notifications about this upcoming outage and are not already on our list, please write sfletcher@blacklockintegrated.services or call 303-526-2025 x101.

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