Pinewood Springs Water
District News


March, 2017 

According to the Rules and Regulations for the Water District a single family home is described as such:  7.3.1 Single Family Dwelling. A single-family dwelling shall be construed as any number of persons living and cooking together in the premises, as a single dwelling unit but it shall not include a group of more than three individuals not related by blood or marriage.  As most homes in Pinewood are considered to be single-family homes, Air B&Bís, VRBOís and any other short-term rentals violate rule 7.3.1. The Water District will discontinue service to any residents found operating short-term rentals illegally. 4.7 Revocation of Water Service. Water service may be revoked by the District for non-payment of fees, rates, tolls, and charges duly imposed and due and owing the District or for water-use violations. Service to the property will be terminated by disconnecting appropriate lines, either public or private, serving the property, or not, as the Board decides. 

Due to a miscalculation and a transposition, the tap fee for 2017 has been revised to $34,182.54 not $32,184.54.  

  The next Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, at 7:00 pm at the Community Church Fellowship Hall. To be included on the next Water Board meeting agenda, call Gabi at 823-5345 or email For more information, please see our website



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