Pinewood Springs Water
WATER DISTRICT NEWS
Please take extra precautions in the coming months (when the temperature dips below zero) to keep your service from freezing. Keep your home warm; leave kitchen, bathroom and laundry room cabinet doors open at night so the warmth can reach your plumbing. Pipes located on the north side of your home or in a basement are particularly vulnerable. Also, if you choose to place your faucets on a slow drip, please be aware that this practice could cause high usage charges. Make sure that your faucets are not running, but just dripping during the extremely cold period only. And finally, please call us and have your water shut off at the meter if your home is going to be vacant for 4 days or more.
At the December meeting, the Board set the mil levy for the coming year and it is down from 37.268 to 37.106. And due to the new county requirements of Flow fill use, the Board increased the System Improvement Fee from $19.50 to $21.00 per month beginning in February.
The next Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station Meeting Room. Please enter through the back door. To be included on the next Water Board meeting agenda, call Gabi at 823-5345 or email email@example.com. For more information, please see our website www.pwswd.com
This is an excerpt from an article published by another water district regarding a simple toilet leak fix.
Did you know that your toilet accounts for almost 40 percent of the water you use indoors? Studies have shown that one in five toilets leak. That means that those toilet leaks can waste lots of water and cause higher water bills. A silent toilet leak can waste more than 50 gallons or more of water a day. Some of these leaks will empty directly into your septic system without any sign of water running in the toilet bowl. If you think you have a toilet leak, try this suggestion to see if you can easily fix the leak yourself, or call a plumber.
To test your toilet for leaks, remove the lid of the toilet tank. Drop a tiny bit of food coloring into the tank and wait 15 minutes. If color appears in the toilet bowl, then you have a leak. One of the most common culprits of leaks is the flapper or flush valve. It may not be seating properly on the valve seat, or it may need replacement. This is typically the cause of running toilets. Over time the valve’s rubber material deteriorates because it is constantly under water. If you gently rub the valve and get streaks on your fingers, you should replace the valve now. For more information, go to www.toiletology.com.
ALWAYS STAY AWAY
FROM THE RESERVOIR
The Board of Directors would like to remind everyone that the dam and reservoir area is off limits to the general public. Please do not hike up or allow your children to play around the dam’s steep slope! As required by the State, the area has been seeded with native grasses to support the Preble Mouse habitat that has been established in the reservoir area. Drive up Estes Park Estates Drive for a nice overall view of the reservoir.
Once again a reminder, if your house is vacant, please have the water turned off at the meter and possibly prevent costly leaks and meter damage.
The Water District's address is: 183 Cree Court Lyons, CO, 80450