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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
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
DISTRICT 2017 TRANSPARENCY NOTICE NOW AVAILABLE
Pursuant to Section 32-1-809, Colorado Revised Statue, a transparency notice must be provided to the electors of the District no later than January 15 of each year... 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
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