Pinewood Springs Water
District News


November, 2019   


November is Budget and Rates review month. Because of Thanksgiving and the early certification of the mil levy for next year, our November and December meetings will be changed from the usual 4th Wednesday of the month to Thursday, November 21st, and Thursday December 12th.

Our next meeting is Thursday, November 21st, 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station Community room. To be included on the next agenda, call Gabi at 823-5345. Please visit our website at to view the Districtís Rules & Regulations and other interesting information.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 23rd, 7:00 P.M. at the Fire Station Community Room. To be included on the next agenda, call Gabi at 823-5345.

                       PROPOSED BUDGET MEETING

NOTICE is hereby given that a proposed budget will have been submitted to the Pinewood Springs Water District Board of Directors by October 23rd for the ensuing year of 2020; a copy of such proposed budget will be filed in the office of the District Clerk, Gabriele Benson, where the same is open for public inspection; such proposed Water District budget will be considered at meeting of the Pinewood Springs Water District to be held at 7:00 P.M. on November 21st at the Pinewood Springs fire Station Community Meeting Room. Any interested elector of Pinewood Springs Water District may inspect the proposed budget and register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget. Please call Gabi at 303-823-5345 to set an appointment.

The Rules and Regulations Hearing concerning a possible rate increase will be held prior to the Budget Review and the regular meeting on November 21st. The 2020 Budget-Review hearing will be held after the rate-change hearing and prior to the Budget Review and the regular meeting on November 21st.



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


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 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