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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
BEAT THE LEAK: CHECK. TWIST. REPLACE - FIX A LEAK WEEK (MARCH 17-23)
Drip…drip…drip…drip… How long have you been ignoring that pitter patter coming from the shower? How about the leaky spigot on the side of the house, or that running toilet? You might as well be pouring money down the drain! Fixing easily corrected household water leaks like these can save customers more than 10 percent on their water bills--and a precious natural resource.... Read more
SPRING SERVICE OF AIR-VACUUM VALVES BEGINS
A routine function performed by the District’s operations staff is bi-annual maintenance of Air-Vacuum (Air-Vac) valves. An Air-Vacuum valve is a device installed on water mains 12 inches or larger. Its purpose is to allow air to enter a water main when it is being shut off and drained for maintenance and repairs. In turn, when the water main is being re-filled the Air-Vac valve allows air to escape from the pipe. Entrapped air has a force up to nine times greater than the water pressure in the main. These pockets of entrapped air can cause failures to the water main and if the air pocket travels into a customers’ water service connection it can cause property damage.... Read more
DISTRICT IMPLEMENTS ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The District has implemented an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) which converts the District’s existing paper filing system to a completely digital format. One of the primary reasons for moving to an electronic alternative is to improve the filing of emails and electronic correspondence without printing and manually filing these documents. In addition, files can be converted from paper records to digital for permanent storage, which greatly increases the efficiency of this task. Implementing the EDMS includes the following benefits for the District:... Read more
DISTRICT BIDS FOND FAREWELL TO LONGTIME EMPLOYEE
The District bid farewell to Dennis “Denny” Morse who celebrated his retirement on January 31, 2014 after 40 years of service to Platte Canyon and its customers. Mr. Morse came to Platte Canyon as one of two full-time maintenance workers in 1974. He was promoted to construction supervisor in the early 1980s where his duties included reviewing water and sewer construction plans for new developments, supervising the engineering plans for District capital construction projects, and construction management and inspection. Denny has overseen the construction of nearly all water and sewer pipe installed in Platte Canyon, Southwest Metropolitan, and Bow Mar Water and Sanitation District since the mid-1970s. While conducting these duties, Denny worked closely with representatives from Jefferson, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, Denver Water, City of Littleton, various developers and builders, and District customers.... Read more
LITTLETON CITY COUNCIL APPROVES INCREASE IN SANITARY SEWER RATES
Littleton City Council approved on October 15, 2013, a two percent increase in sanitary sewer charges for 2014. Single family residential customers within the Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District that are not within Littleton city limits will see their annual sewer bills rise $4.35 from $217.52 to $221.87. Those Platte Canyon customers that are located within city boundaries will see a $3.63 increase from $181.27 to $184.90. Residents of multi-family housing will experience an annual increase in sewer bills of $3.70 from $184.89 to $188.59. Commercial customers that are billed on an indoor water use basis will have their charges increase from $2.38 per 1,000 gallons to $2.43 per thousand gallons.... Read more