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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

7/25/2014
  INAUGURAL YOUTH WATER FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS!

The first annual Denver Metro Water Festival garnered rave reviews from all participants. The festival served 825 sixth grade students and 25 teachers from both Denver public schools and seven suburban schools. Over 50 presenters and 80 volunteers worked to make this year’s festival a success. The festival was a half day event held at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. The day began with students arriving on campus and being greeted by a large bubble machine – a huge hit with the students – and festival guides who remained with each group of students throughout the day to ensure they did not get lost and made it to their assigned activities... Read more

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

6/6/2014
  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