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Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District is honored to provide water distribution and wastewater collection services to 6,806 residences and businesses in western Arapahoe and eastern Jefferson Counties.  The District appreciates the opportunity to communicate timely news and information about its services and related topics to citizens, builders, vendors, and other interested parties by use of this website.

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We also encourage you to attend the District's Board of Directors meetings held at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each month at the District office, 8739 W. Coal Mine Ave.

    

District News Articles

7/18/2014
  APPLIANCE DISCHARGE

As part of the Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District’s ongoing Maintenance Program, District crews utilize high pressure water cleaning equipment to clean and scour District owned sanitary sewer mains throughout the year. Occasionally this equipment causes a vacuum effect in the sewer main which, if not vented through properly functioning customer-owned plumbing ventilation pipes, may result in a minor discharge from sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and floor drains in a customer’s residence. ... Read more

7/11/2014
  ADJUST YOUR SPRINKLERS TO AVOID WATER WASTE

Did you know that your sprinkler system can use more than half the water at your home during the hot months of the year? This makes it vitally important that your system is in good working order and not leaking, clogged, spraying water into the street or exhibiting any number of problems that can waste water and lead to higher water bills. These problems can be easily overlooked because the best time to water your yard is at night or in the morning, meaning you could be sending water and money literally down the drain when you sleep. But there are easy solutions if you’re willing to spend a little time checking and fixing your system... Read more

7/4/2014
  COLORADO PROCLAIMS JULY AS SMART IRRIGATION MONTH

Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed July as Smart Irrigation Month for the state of Colorado. Smart Irrigation Month, an Irrigation Association initiative, takes place throughout July, traditionally the month of peak demand in North America, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency, water-saving products, practices and services.... Read more

6/27/2014
  DISTRICT WELCOMES ITS NEWEST EMPLOYEE

The District would like to welcome it’s newest employee, Tony Cocozzella. Tony came to Platte Canyon as the District’s Project and Construction Coordinator. Tony is a native Coloradoan from Wheat Ridge where he still resides today. Tony is a graduate of Jefferson High School. He was a student of Ashford University in Iowa specializing in organization management. Tony was employed at Denver Water for 39 years as project manager and plan review and inspection coordinator before his retirement this year. Tony’s duties at Platte Canyon include review of water and sewer construction plans for new development, supervision of engineering plans for District capital construction projects, and construction management and inspection... Read more

6/6/2014
  SAVE WATER AND MONEY DON'T WASH YOUR CAR AT HOME

If one of your weekend to-do’s is washing your car in the driveway, you’re not much different from many homeowners who feel like they will save water and money. But that could not be further from the truth. Typical equipment to wash your car at home can use 41 gallons of fresh water, and washing a car with a garden hose can use more than that amount of water in as little as 6 minutes. But that’s only half the story. Washing your car at home also sends detergents into storm sewers where they can eventually contaminate local water sources. But don’t despair. If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to wash your car, while you save water and money, you may not have to look any further than your local carwash.... Read more

5/7/2014
  DROUGHT OR NO DROUGHT, SMART WATER USE IS ESSENTIAL

After responding to multiple years of drought conditions, Denver Water stresses the importance of using water efficiently, regardless of the weather. “We just came out of a severe drought, and our customers did a great job of answering our call to save even more water than usual last year,” said Greg Fisher, Denver Water’s manager of demand planning. “But, water conservation isn’t a drought response; it must be a permanent way of life for all of us.” To help eliminate outdoor water waste, Denver Water implements annual summer water use rules, which began May 1, 2014. The watering rules, which help facilitate smart irrigation, include:... Read more