Every year around this time of year we start to get calls from residents concerned about their water pressure. As everyone turns on their irrigation systems, there’s more demand on your service line, and that can affect water pressure. Since 1995, the District has required all residences in our service area to have a pressure reducing valve or PRV. Improving your water pressure can be as simple as adjusting or replacing your PRV, or adding a PRV if you don’t currently have one. Here are some examples of PRVs that are readily available, and a quick Google search will show these [...]
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A big thank you to the volunteers that have been helping us monitor the safety of Roxborough’s drinking water! Every six months the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) requires us, RWSD, to test for lead and copper in the water at the faucets of 60 homes in the community. The CDPHE’s regulations are very specific about how we select the homes to test the water and encourage repeat sampling at the same homes every year. The regulations are also very specific that it is the homeowner that collects the sample, RWSD’s staff is only allowed to drop off [...]
On Saturday June 8, we hosted our second annual Water Treatment Plant Open House and BBQ. Our staff lead tours of our state-of-the-art water treatment plant and answered questions, while local vendors – Woodhill Small Batch Barbecue, Crumbs Bakery and Kona Ice – provided delicious food and treats. There were also games for the kids. During the event we received some interesting questions I’d like to address here in case others have the same question. If we purchase water from Aurora, does our water come all the way back to Roxborough from Aurora? We have a permanent lease of raw water [...]
He looks like a mountain man. Rugged, bearded, Rick Beane is a certified arborist by trade — and yes, he very much looks the part. He used to draw his drinking and living water from a well on his property … up until the well went bone dry seven years ago. Now he lugs water onto his property three times a week, 300 gallons at a time, from a not-so-convenient fire hydrant. You might think Rick lives out in the middle of nowhere. But in fact he lives in a fairly upscale community northwest Douglas County, on the southern fringes of [...]