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

Construction of path 2015 near Genesee overpass (CDOT)

October 13, 2015 by  
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See below for the public announcements.  The District’s distribution water main originally had a proximity conflict with this project, but the District’s engineer worked with CDOT to successfully resolve it so that it would not impact the District’s customers or create water outages.

CDOT Bike Path Quarterly Update

Hamilton_I70 Bike Path-Bridge Genesee Email

Lower Beaver Brook Dam

May 8, 2015 by  
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Unusually sustained precipitation coupled with normal spring snowmelt in the Beaver Brook Watershed has resulted in higher than normal flows in Beaver Brook.   The State Engineer’s Dam Safety Branch requires monitoring under certain conditions, including extreme weather events, higher than normal flows through the Lower Beaver Brook dam spillway and a higher than normal pool level.  Under the Dam’s existing Emergency Action Plan, the Lower Beaver Brook Dam is currently being monitored at a Level 1.  This is a precautionary Level and does not indicate deteriorating conditions to the dam itself.  The dam’s crest is not designed to “overflow” or “overtop” and overtopping should be avoided.  If the spillway cannot adequately pass an unexpectedly large flow, the dam crest could be “overtopped.”  The District is doing everything possible to maintain dam safety under the Emergency Action Plan and is in compliance with the State Engineer’s direction.

The District had a window of time between the first heavy rains on Tuesday and the expected precipitation later in the week in which sand bags were placed to increase the freeboard (freeboard is the distance between the pool level and the dam crest).  Having more freeboard creates a greater margin in order to avoid an overtopping.  The sand bags do not alter the amount of water that can be stored on a permanent basis, nor control the water entering or leaving the spillway.  The extra barrier provides a safety buffer, and would serve to channel water in the pool toward the spillway at approximately the same rate as the inflowing beaver brook water, should the water pool reach the original dam crest elevation.

Recent events have caused concern to residents in Beaver Brook Canyon, especially those who experienced flood damage in September of 2013.  In 2013, types of damage included culverts that were overwhelmed, severe damage to bridges, damage to structures, and severe damage to public and private roads and driveways; utilities were also damaged and access to property was restricted.  The District had over $100,000 in property damage and many thousands of dollars of other types of mitigation costs.  During the extreme weather events in 2013, the Lower Beaver Brook Dam was also monitored at a Level 1.  The County as a whole was included in the federally declared disaster areas in Colorado and FEMA became part of our everyday conversation.

We have chosen to be located in a natural “funnel” at the bottom of a 5,120 acre drainage basin, known as Beaver Brook Watershed.  We often find ourselves worried about water shortages, but this time it is the opposite.  Fortunately, this time around residents are more informed and aware, and some property has been improved during or after the 2013 flood mitigation occurred, and can now withstand greater flows within Beaver Brook.

Special Meetings in April

March 26, 2015 by  
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A Hearing (4/13/2015) and a Meeting for Lateral Representatives (4/29/2015) are scheduled.

NOTIFICATION OF SPECIAL MEETINGS 2015

 

Notice of Hearing to Change Fees

January 15, 2015 by  
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The Fees will be reviewed and changes may be made at the March 9th Regular Meeting.

The Board will be considering making changes to Fees (non-usage related), but does not intend on reviewing or changing water rates.

Specifically, the Board will be reviewing fees related to exclusion and inclusion from and to the District boundaries.

Water Outage and Main Repair Jan 13th

January 13, 2015 by  
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A main break was discovered today at about 12 pm. near Lookout Mountain Rd. near Larkspur.  The repair is underway and may last for up 6 to 8 hours.

Outages will be system-wide and affect any customers whose lines are to the north of the isolation valve at Colorow and Lookout Mountain Rd.

When service returns, water may be cloudy, discolored or bubbly for several days.

Budget Notices 2015 and 2014–Amended

October 13, 2014 by  
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NOTICE OF BUDGET

 

Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget for the ensuing year of 2015 has been submitted to the Board of Directors of Lookout Mountain Water District; that a copy of such budget has been filed in the office of the Lookout Mountain Water District at 1202 Bergen Parkway, Ste. 200, Evergreen, 80439, where same is open for public inspection; and that such proposed budget will be considered for approval at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors to be held at Highland Rescue Team Station, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, on Monday, November 10, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.

 

Any interested elector of the District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to final adoption of the budget.

 

/s/

Christina Shea

Secretary

NOTICE OF BUDGET AMENDMENT

 

Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget amendment for the year of 2014 has been submitted to the Board of Directors of Lookout Mountain Water District; that a copy of such budget has been filed in the office of the Lookout Mountain Water District at 1202 Bergen Parkway, Ste. 200, Evergreen, 80439, where same is open for public inspection; and that such proposed budget amendment will be considered for approval at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors to be held at Highland Rescue Team Station, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, on Monday, November 10, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.

 

Any interested elector of the District may inspect the proposed budget amendment and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to final adoption of the budget.

 

/s/

Christina Shea

Secretary

Scheduled Water Outages – July 14 and 16, 2014

July 11, 2014 by  
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The water outage which was cancelled for Thursday, July 10 has been rescheduled for Monday, July 14.  The outage will last from 8:00 AM until 5:00+ PM.  The Transmission Main from the Highland Rescue Team Station (317 S. Lookout Mountain Rd.) to the east boundary of the District will be shut down.

There will be a second water interruption on Wednesday July 16.  This Wednesday outage will only be WITHIN the PARADISE HILLS SUBDIVISION.

Customers may or may not notice:

  •  A loss of water for a part or all of this time 

  •  Low pressure for a part or all of this time

  • Bubbly or white water during or after the outage due to introduction of air into the lines

  • Factors which effect the impact of the outage:

    • location of your tap

    • total consumption of water during the shut-off

    • duration of the repair

  • This outage is due to a large project and may not occur exactly as planned.

Please prepare for the outage by cooking, watering and bathing before or after the planned times.

  • The night before, consider setting aside several pitchers, bowls or buckets as needed by your household for drinking water, culinary needs or toilet flushing by hand.

 

 

 

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