Pinewood Springs Water
District News

November, 2015



  The Water District has started the Kiowa Loop project that will connect the waterline at the end of Kiowa to the one at the end of Cree. The route was prepared on October 26th and blasting the rock occurred the rest of the week. The estimated completion time to be in three-to-four weeks, weather permitting. This project is being paid for by a grant from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.

  Due to the upcoming holidays, the Water Board meetings for both November and December have been changed from the regularly scheduled meeting dates. Novemberís meeting will be Thursday the 19th and will include a Special Hearing to review the 2016 Budget. The December meeting will be held on Thursday, December 10th. It is held early in December to allow the Board to submit the Mil certification before the 15th of December as required by the Larimer County Commissioners.

To be included on the Water Board meeting agenda, call Gabi at 823-5345 or email at That meeting will be held on November 19th, 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station Meeting Room; please enter through the back door.



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