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  2. Replacement of 1,431 feet of water pipe within Columbine Townhouses Four Subdivision (CT4) has been completed by Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District Subdistrict No. 2. The successful project enables CT4 to abandon its private water system and obtain service from the new public water system that will be owned and maintained by Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District. This is the second private water system conversion sponsored by Platte Canyon. Previously, the Columbine Townhouses Three Subdivision was converted from a privately owned system to a public system after all existing water facilities were replaced by Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District Subdistrict No. 1.

    Columbine Townhouses Four was one of the four private water and sewer systems located within Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District. In mid-2005 the Board of Directors for the CTF Homeowners Association requested that Platte Canyon accept ownership of the community’s water and sewer systems. The Platte Canyon Board of Directors agreed to accept ownership if the facilities were upgraded to meet District engineering standards.

    In June 2007, Platte Canyon Board of Directors adopted a resolution establishing Platte Canyon Subdistrict No. 2. An election authorizing the Subdistrict to incur debt up to $475,000 and repay said debt with property taxes was approved by Subdistrict voters on November 6, 2007. The Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority approved a $475,000 low interest loan on April 25, 2008 and a construction contract was awarded to Farner Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $246,475 in October 2008. The Subdistrict was formed in order to isolate the cost of the water main replacement project to only those residents in the Townhouses Four Subdivision.

    Columbine Townhouses Four Homeowner’s Association is now conducing repairs to the Subdivisions sewer system in order to bring it up to current Platte Canyon engineering standards. Once accomplished, Platte Canyon will assume ownership and future maintenance responsibility of the system.