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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
2015 WATER QUALITY REPORT (CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT)
Denver Water’s 2015 Water Quality Report in now available to view on Denver Water’s website. In the past, Denver Water directly mailed these reports to Platte Canyon customers. Hard copy reports will only be made available to District customers upon request. The Water Quality Report contains a wealth of information about not only the quality of your water but, also, about where your water comes from and how it is treated before it is delivered to your home or business. ... Read more
SEVERAL BRANDS OF BOTTLED WATER RECALLED OVER E. COLI FEARS
Before you take a sip of your next bottled water, take a good look at the label. Niagara Bottling company, based in Pennsylvania, issued a voluntary recall of several of its bottled water brands due to possible E. coli contamination, according to the company’s official statement. The contamination is linked to one of the springs Niagara... Read more
ANNUAL DENVER METRO WATER FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS
The second annual Denver Metro Water Festival was held on May 19 and garnered rave reviews from all 1218 sixth grade students and 25 teachers from Denver and suburban public schools who participated in a day centered around water in Colorado. More than 31 presenters and 80 volunteers including many Platte Canyon staff members worked to make this year’s festival a success. Festival activities included presentations revolving around the life cycle of water in Colorado from mountain snow to water tap and beyond. Presentations that were especially popular with the students, included:... Read more
BEWARE OF SEWER REPAIR SCAMS
The District has once again been receiving calls from concerned homeowners who have been told their sewer service pipes are deteriorating and are in imminent damage of failure. The situation normally starts with a video (TV) inspection of the homeowner’s sewer pipe by a disreputable contractor. The contractor will locate a minor flaw in the pipe and attempt to convince the homeowner that the condition must be repaired immediately. A recording of the inspection is not provided unless an additional amount is paid. This prevents the homeowner from seeking a second opinion of the extent of the reported damage. ... Read more
NEW DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS ON ITS WAY TO A MAILBOX NEAR YOU
The new issue of our quarterly print newsletter, Your Water June 2015, has just been mailed, and you should be receiving your copy shortly. If for some reason you cannot wait until you receive your print copy you can view the... Read more
DISTRICT DELUGED WITH WATER IN BASEMENT CALLS
The District has been flooded with calls from District residents reporting water seeping into their basement. They have also stated that this has never happened in all the years they’ve resided at their home. The District has received a lot of moisture these past several weeks due to the almost daily rain storms that the area has been experiencing. Because of all this moisture, the ground water table is above normal levels and causes water to penetrate areas that historically have never been affected. If you have a sump pump, make sure it is functioning properly. It is wise to check on your sump pump daily during these wet times... Read more
KEEP HYDRANTS CLEAR FOR SAFETY
If you can’t see the fire hydrant from the street then usually a fire fighter can’t either! Although the fire department has very detailed information on the location of each fire hydrant in the District, in the dark of night or if there is heavy smoke, it is difficult to locate a fire hydrant that is covered by bushes, trees, landscaping, or other obstructions such as decorative walls and could cost precious time in the attempt to save lives and property. Every second counts! Both Platte Canyon and the Littleton Fire Department require fire hydrants remain visible and accessible at all times. The District and the Fire Department must have unimpeded access to connect their hoses and equipment in routine maintenance and emergency situations. District and Fire Department regulations require that all fire hydrants be clear of bushes, fences, posts, decorative landscaping, and other obstructions a minimum of 3 feet of the rear and on each side of the hydrant and full clearance in front.... Read more