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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
EASY TIPS TO SAVE WATER DURING THE HOLIDAYS
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OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed November 26th and 27th. If you experience an emergency or would like to report an emergency situation during this period, please call our 24-hour emergency notification number at 303-979-2333 and press 5. We will reopen for normal business on November 30th at 8:00 a.m... Read more
LEAVING TOWN FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS? MAKE SURE YOUR HOME IS READY FOR YOUR VACATION
Before you head off to Grandma’s house for the holidays, we recommend the following tips to help prevent unexpected damage from freezing while you’re away. Turn off and drain automatic and manual sprinkler systems: It is surprising how many frantic calls the District receives from customers reporting that their vacationing neighbor’s sprinkler system has ruptured from the freezing and thawing cycle that is common in Colorado during the fall and winter months. Ruptured sprinkler lines can cause damaging flooding into the home’s foundation, neighboring properties and even have been known to create an ice rink on driveways, sidewalks and streets resulting in walking and driving hazards for passersby. To prevent costly property damage and possible law suits, ensure that your sprinkler system is prepared for your time away from home.... Read more
DON’T LET YOUR HOLIDAY MEAL SPOIL YOUR HOLIDAYS
‘Tis the season to enjoy excellent holiday food. For homeowners and sewer utilities alike, however, the holiday season can be a troubling time of year. Potential trouble with household wastewater systems stems from pouring fat, oil and/or grease down the drain when cooking those holiday meals. Cooking oil is the number one cause of sewer line backups in homes, food service businesses, and public sewer systems. Once the grease cools and settles, it adheres to drains and sewer pipes like glue. As deposits buildup and harden, they can potentially create a serious blockage and cause a costly... Read more
DISTRICT RECEIVING NUMEROUS CALLS ABOUT HIGH WATER BILLS
The District has been receiving numerous calls from customers reporting that they received higher water bills (sometimes double or triple) than compared to the same time last year. The calls have been so numerous in the Denver Metro area that it prompted 9News to cover this very topic last week on-air (Denver Water explains abnormally higher than normal water bills). In response to this coverage, Denver Water put out a blog article on November 6 titled, Does your water bill seem high? You’re not alone to help explain why District customers are seeing summer-like water bills in the fall.... Read more
FLUSHABLE WIPES ARE NOT
Just as disposable diapers are now considered a necessity for babies, disposable wipes (also known as “wet” wipes, baby wipes, or even adult wipes) have become a staple in every household. Besides being marketed to new parents, special-use wipes are being marketed to women to help them feel "fresh" or to everyone in general “to feel confidently clean” -- thanks a lot, Madison Avenue. We're hooked on the convenience of these pre-moistened squares that are boldly labeled “flushable”. But here's the problem: A lot of them end up down the toilet, and none are flushable no matter what the packaging states. Well, they flush just fine -- but the cloth-like products don't disintegrate the way toilet paper does. That's where it starts to cost local utilities and you money.... Read more
DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTOR CO-AUTHORS ARTICLE ON THE HISTORY OF THE COLUMBINE COMMUNITY
Platte Canyon’s own Lou Fohn, a member of the District’s Board of Directors has co-authored an article with Charles Hause, who is a member of Southwest Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District’s Board of Directors, in the most recent edition of Historically Jeffco magazine. Mr. Fohn and Mr. Hause are both life-long residents of the “Columbine community” in which Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District and its customers reside. The article entitled, Columbine community survives and thrives, gives District residents the history of the Columbine Community from its initial development in 1907 by families who’s descendants still reside here today and covers the community’s significant development milestones to include: the community’s water and infrastructure, the demand for housing during the Cold War and the existence of the Columbine Airport.... Read more
TROUBLE WITH YOUR SEWER SERVICE?
Don’t get caught paying for major repair of your sewer service line when it may not be necessary. When you have a sewer backup in your home, the first thing you think about is how do I make sure this doesn’t happen again. Many sewer service companies are telling customers that the only way to avoid this is to have the sewer service line completely replaced. This is a very expensive solution that can end up costing many thousands of dollars. Many times a total replacement of the service line is not necessary. Here are some recommended steps to take if you experience sewer service trouble and before considering having the service line replaced:... Read more