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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

12/2/2016
  BOARD OF DIRECTORS ADOPTS 2017 BUDGET

The 2017 budget for Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District proposes general fund expenditures of $2,327,644 and capital expenditures of $1,951,734. Total expenses amounting to $4,279,378 will exceed projected 2017 revenue of $2,949,455 by $1,329,923. The deficit will be funded by a transfer from the District’s reserve fund and will not result in higher taxes or customer charges. The District will assess a property tax mill levy of 7.126 mills which includes 0.022 mills for recovery of County issued refunds and abatements. The basic mill levy of 7.104 mills has not risen since 2005. Property and specific ownership tax revenue will remain the largest source of District funds at $1,590,643. This is 54 percent of total revenue. Another significant source of revenue for the District is derived from administrative and facility maintenance services provided to adjacent water and sewer utilities including Southwest Metropolitan, Bow Mar, Columbine, and Lochmoor Water and Sanitation Districts and Valley Sanitation District. Revenue produced from these services is estimated to be $1,230,472.... Read more

11/25/2016
  KEEP GREASE FROM CLOGGING 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

11/18/2016
  DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS SUCH A THING AS WORLD TOILET DAY? THERE IS, AND IT’S THIS SATURDAY

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated November 19 as World Toilet Day. World Toilet Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners. This week, though, is different. World Toilet Day is being celebrated on Saturday, November 18. It may sound silly, but the event is a very serious effort by the United Nations focusing on the fact that one-third of the world’s population have no toilet at home. A third of those people are children. They are vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and other major problems because there is no clean way of going to the bathroom where they live... Read more

10/21/2016
  DISTRICT CREWS AVAILABLE 24/7, 365 DAYS PER YEAR FOR EMERGENCIES

To report problems with water service, sewer service, or possible water leaks, please contact Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District at 303-979-2333 BEFORE calling a plumber or another contractor. After hours emergency calls are automatically directed to an on-call maintenance operations employee who will promptly return your call. ... Read more