Pinewood Springs Water
District News


January, 2019       

At the November 28th Special Hearing for Rate Changes, water fees were adjusted for the new year. Beginning with your bill on February 1st, the base rate will be $58.00; the system improvement fee will be $25.00. That is an overall increase of $2.75. There was no change to the 0 to 3000 gallon fee, it remains at $0.60 per 100 gallons. For usage from 3000 to 6000 gallons, the rate increased from $1.00 per 100 gallons to $1.10. And any usage over 6000 gallons will be charged at $5.00 per 100 gallons. The fine system for over 6000 gallon usage remains the same.

The mil levy for 2019 is 29.171, down slightly from last year’s 29.191. The new tap fee for 2019 is $39,690.66.

Our next meeting is January 23rd at the Fire Station. To be included on the next agenda, call Gabi at 823-5345. Visit our website at to see the District’s Rules and Regulations and other interesting information.



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


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 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