WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Colorado has declared a statewide emergency regarding the occurrence or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest for the District to have emergency resources available to work to safeguard the health and safety of the community; and

WHEREAS, pursuant C.R.S. 24-33.5-709 the District’s General Manager is authorized to declare a local disaster emergency; and

WHEREAS, the effect of the declaration of a local disaster emergency is to activate the response and recovery aspects of any and all applicable local and inter jurisdictional disaster emergency plans and to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance under such plans.


Section 1. The District’s General Manager hereby declares, pursuant to C.R.S. 24-33.5-709, the local disaster emergency for Roxborough, due to the imminent threat caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The General Manager is implementing measures with respect to District employees and access to certain District owned facilities.

Section 2. This Declaration shall be effective until March 23, 2020, unless continued by the District’s Board of Directors. This declaration shall be filed with the Douglas County Clerk and Recorders’ Office, the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorders’ Office, and with the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.

SO ORDERED this 16th day of March, 2020.


Barbara Biggs, General Manager

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Roxborough Water & Sanitation District’s Response to COVID-19

Learn what we’re doing to ensure we’re able to provide safe, reliable drinking water to our residents.

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