Pinewood Springs Water
District News

September, 2015



  The Water District has completed the Seneca Bridge Flood restoration. This project was paid for by a grant. The grant will also cover the Kiowa Cree Loop project scheduled to begin in late September. There have been six leaks on Kiowa and Ute Court Crossing in the last six weeks due to the increased truck traffic on Kiowa and Ute Court Crossing during the Kiowa-Bridge repair. The Water District has a Board member opening and that person must be able to attend most meetings. This term will last until the May 2016 election when a new four-year term will begin. 

  Contact Information for the Water District is as follows. Water Emergency: 303 823-5345. If I am not in the office, the number forwards to my home or if I have left Pinewood, my cell phone (I do not have cell service in Pinewood). To reach James Moellers or Rob Stinson, call the treatment plant 303-823-5926. Their emails are or  The mailing address is 183 Cree Court, Lyons, CO 80540. To be included on the Water Board meeting agenda, call Gabi at 823-5345 or email at



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


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 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