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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.
Please take a moment to navigate our website and let us know what you think. Your comments and questions may be sent to us by clicking the Contact Us tab located on the menu bar at the left side of the home page.
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
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
COLD WEATHER IS COMING - IS YOUR HOME READY?
The same natural forces that trigger cold-weather breaks in Platte Canyon’s underground water mains can cause pipes to burst in your own plumbing systems. Here are some tips to help you prepare before an emergency happens... Read more
ROOT CUTTING ACTIVITIES AN IMPORTANT PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TASK
A routine activity Platte Canyon operations personnel perform is removing roots from sanitary sewer mains. While root cutting is scheduled each month, the majority of the root cutting activities take place beginning in October and continues through the end of March each year.... Read more
WATERTON CANYON EXTENDED CLOSURES
Waterton Canyon, which is currently closed during the week for construction work, will also be closed to recreation on Oct. 8 and 9. As part of a maintenance project at Strontia Springs Dam, there will be heavy construction traffic in the canyon during this time, creating unsafe conditions for recreationists. Denver Water will determine if an additional weekend closure is necessary for Oct. 15 and 16... Read more
COLUMBINE WEST RESIDENTS TO EXPERIENCE LOWER THAN NORMAL WATER PRESSURE DUE TO REHABILITATION OF DISTRICT PUMP STATION
Each year, the District performs upgrades and improvements to its water distribution system ensuring optimal operation and delivery of high quality water to its customers. This year is no exception, thus, rehabilitation of the Scott J. Morse Pump Station (formerly the Columbine West Pump Station - see sidebar below) located on West Ken Caryl Avenue just east of South Zephyr Court will begin October 3. During this rehabilitation the District will be replacing the pumps, motors, controls, and piping in the 45-year old facility. Rehabilitation work is tentatively scheduled to conclude March 31, 2017. The pump station provides peak water flow and fire flow capability to 330 homes in the Columbine West Subdivision located mostly between South Pierce Street, West Coal Mine Avenue, South Wadsworth Boulevard, and West Ken Caryl Avenue. As a result of the rehabilitation of the pump station, some Columbine West residents will experience reduced water pressure for the duration of the project... Read more
DISTRICT STAFF IMPLEMENTING ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE FOR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED SEWER MAINS
The District plans to add an additional inspection requirement – inclination testing - to its developer check-list for newly-constructed sewer mains. During the construction of a new development, the District requires developers to satisfy several check-list specifications prior to sewer mains being conditionally accepted, entering a one-year warranty period. Developers must provide air testing, deflection testing and video inspection records as part of the acceptance process... Read more