Pinewood Springs Water
District News
 




August, 2014
 

  WATER DISTRICT NEWS
    

In January 2013, the Board voted to discontinue the arbitration of the charge for leaks. All water usage over 6000 gallons is billed to the customer at $3.00 per hundred gallons. The only exception would be if your leak were an underground line leak from the meter to your home. All other leaks are the customerís responsibility. Itís up to you to check periodically for dripping faucets, running toilets, and leaking hot-water heaters.
 

The next Water Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday August 27th at the Fire Station Community meeting room, 7:00 P.M. Please enter through the back door. To be included on the agenda for the next Water Board meeting on the 4TH Wednesday call Gabi at 823-5345 or email at pswdadmin@att.net


 

INFORMATION ABOUT
TOILET LEAKS!

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 valveís 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

Carl would also 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 damís 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