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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
OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE PRESIDENT’S DAY HOLIDAY
In observance of the President’s Day holiday, our office will be closed February 20th. 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 February 21st at 8:00 a.m.... Read more
GARDEN-IN-A-BOX: WATERWISE GARDENING MADE EASY
The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) is again making waterwise gardening fun and simple with its annual “Garden-In-A-Box” sale for 2017. Garden-In-A-Box are professionally designed, plant by numbers gardens which contain perennial and Xeric (low-water) plants for your landscaping needs. They make basic xeriscaping easy, affordable and convenient. CRC has again partnered with Denver Water to make gardens available to all residents of Platte Canyon at a discounted price where they can receive $25 off select gardens... Read more
WINTER PLUMBING MAINTENANCE TIPS
The arrival of the winter season and cold weather invite a multitude of potential plumbing problems into our homes. Frigid morning showers, frozen or cracked pipes, broken radiators, flooding, and leaks are just a few of the many unwanted plumbing issues brought on by cold winter weather. Fortunately there are things that you can do to prevent or minimize the likelihood of these winter plumbing mishaps. The District offers these plumbing maintenance tips to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape during the winter months... Read more
GET YOUR HOUSE IN SHAPE THIS YEAR – CONDUCT A RESIDENTIAL INDOOR WATER SELF-AUDIT
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WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT? EMAIL UPDATE SERVICE AVAILABLE
Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District offers a free service that will automatically keep you notified when specific areas of our website are updated. These areas include: News Articles, News Letters, Board Meeting Agendas, Board Meeting Minutes, District Projects, and Water and Sanitary Sewer Specifications. Here’s how it works:... Read more
PLEASE CLEAR THE SNOW AWAY FROM FIRE HYDRANTS
Snow has arrived in the District and with its arrival we would like to remind you to “adopt” the hydrant nearest to you and keep it clear of snow. Hydrants buried under mounds of snow are difficult to locate when firefighters need them most and when time is of the essence.... Read more
EXTREME COLD HAS ARRIVED. DID YOU WINTERIZE YOUR PIPES?
It’s the time of year that the District receives numerous customer complaints about having no water or frozen/broken pipes. This is a yearly occurrence and this January is not any different. Winters in Colorado are where the weather can go to daily extremes. Monday temperatures can be the same as those in spring and summer months but on Tuesday temperatures can drop below freezing. This heating/freezing cycle can cause tremendous stress on your water pipes... Read more
DISTRICT CAPITAL MASTER PLAN FOR 2017 2026 APPROVED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Platte Canyon Board of Directors recently approved a Capital Master Plan for 2017 - 2026. The purpose of the master plan is to itemize, prioritize and schedule water and wastewater facility expansion, rehabilitation and replacement projects as well as vehicle purchases to enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of budgeting and cash flow analysis. The Plan enables the District to be proactive in confronting water and sewer system modifications and rehabilitation. The 2017 - 2026 Capital Master Plan proposes expenditure of $1,823,651 in 2017 and $4,387,788 during the 10-year period extending from 2016 to 2025. This compares with last year’s master plan projected expenditures for 2016 and 2017 amounting to $1,251,326 and $793,496 respectively. Last year’s estimate of total expenditures over the ten year period was $5,148,712, $760,924 more than this year’s plan. Water facility replacement projects account for 60 percent of the total proposed expenditures while sewer rehabilitation expenses and vehicle and equipment purchases account for 15 percent and 25 percent respectively. Expenditures called for in this Capital Master Plan will result in a reserve fund balance of $9,180,245 at year end 2017. This amount has been determined to provide adequate reserves to meet expenditures proposed in the Capital Master Plan. No increases in tax revenues, tap fees or annexation fees will to be required to meet the goals of the current plan.... Read more