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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.

Please take a moment to navigate our website and let us know what you think.  Your comments and questions may be sent to us by clicking the Contact Us tab located on the menu bar at the left side of the home page.

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

4/27/2015
  SUMMER WATERING RULES AND TIPS

Colorado’s snow-packed mountains will fill our reservoirs, but remember that we live in a semiarid climate and must use water wisely. By using only the water you need, you can help minimize impacts to reservoirs during the hottest months of summer when reservoir levels begin to drop. Below you will find watering tips and tools to help you use only what you need. Watering Tips Water during cooler times of day - lawn watering is NOT allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ... Read more

4/24/2015
  WARM WEATHER IS COMING: DID YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM SURVIVE THE WINTER?

Picture this... The long, cold, barren days of winter have finally melted away, the snow has stopped falling and the recent daily rains have decreased and your yard has started to resemble straw. Yes, it's springtime! You now realize that it's time to fire up your lawn irrigation system. You open wide the supply valve; turn on the timer, and then stand back in horror watching as a geyser erupts in the middle of your yard! What happened? Well, in your spring-induced excitement, you neglected to properly start up your irrigation system after its long winter nap. Fortunately, this scenario is easy to avoid. Just a few simple steps before you turn on your irrigation system will protect it from immediate and unforeseen damage, as well as make it more reliable year after year.... Read more

4/17/2015
  I HAVE A LEAK/BREAK ON MY SERVICE LINE, WILL THE DISTRICT FIX IT?

District staff are frequently asked who is responsible to repair leak/breaks on the water and sewer service pipes--the District or the customer? These are the pipes that extend between the District’s water and sewer mains, usually located in the street, and the customer’s residence or business. Under District regulations, which are consistent with most other Colorado water and sewer service providers, the customer owns and maintains the entire water and sewer pipe up to, and including, the connection to the District’s main, regardless of whether the pipe is located in the street or on the customer’s property. As a service to customers,... Read more

4/10/2015
  5 PERFECTLY PAINLESS WATER $AVERS

With water bills rising and water levels decreasing due to drought, it makes eco-sense and dollar cents to conserve. Here are five painless ways to get started. ... Read more

4/3/2015
  GARDENING SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING: BE SURE TO CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

Planning to build a deck or patio, excavate an area for a new garden or plant shrubs this spring? If so, you’re not alone. Roughly half of U.S. homeowners are expected to begin working on some type of outdoor project requiring digging. Before breaking ground, homeowners must call 811 to have underground utility lines marked on their property. Colorado law states that all who wish to dig must first give utilities up to three business days (not including weekends and holidays) to locate facilities which may be impacted by excavation, such as:... Read more