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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Click to open the John Roscoe Dedication Recap/Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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