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Idledale Water & Sanitation District provides water service to the Town of Idledale, situated three miles west of Morrison off of Highway 74 in the beautiful foothills of Colorado.  The District provides potable water service only. The District does not provide sanitary sewer. All homes in the Town rely on septic systems for sewer.  The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors which meets on the second Tuesday of each month or as needed.  The District's Manager is AJ Beckman, with Public Alliance, LLC. Copies of the District's minutes and other important documents are available from this website.  Please direct any questions to AJ Beckman, the District Manager at 720.213.6621 or by email.

Notice of Public Hearing for Idledale Water System Improvements Project

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Date: May 31, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Idledale Community Church

Address: 21429 CO-74, Idledale, Colorado 80453

Topic: Idledale Water System Improvements

Project A public hearing will be conducted for informing citizens and soliciting public input, written or oral, regarding the Project Needs Assessment (PNA) for the Idledale Water System Improvements Project. The PNA is a report detailing the project as proposed, including project necessity, alternatives, and components. The PNA also describes how the project is being funded. The reports are being submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to qualify Idledale Water and Sanitation District for a State Revolving Fund Loan.

The District has recently experienced compounding negative impacts that have included equipment failures, unchecked system leaks, multiple years of historic drought, and water quality compliance advisories from CDPHE. These issues have caused repeated water shortages on a nearly annual basis, which has led to use restrictions to customers. The District has even resorted to purchasing bulk water and hauling it from other nearby water districts. Faced with these mounting operational, regulatory, and financial challenges, the District has evaluated the potable water system facilities to identify and prioritize supply deficiencies. A Water System Engineering Study was performed where different alternatives were assessed that would alleviate or reduce water supply deficits before final recommendations were prepared. The recommended improvements, intended to be implemented in this project, include the following:

• Improve Ridgeway Well delivery using a new transmission pipeline to connect the well with the Upper Treatment Building. At that location, it would be added for blending and treatment with water from Wells 1A and 1B. This approach essentially doubles the well’s hydraulic impact to the raw water supply.

• Construct a new raw groundwater well (Well No. 4) adjacent to the Upper Treatment Building to provide additional firm capacity of the raw water supply.

• Construct new treatment facilities at the Upper Treatment Building to provide GWUDI treatment of Well Nos. 1A & 1B and provide additional iron & manganese treatment for the Ridgeway Well. Treatment will be modified and/or expanded to meet new water quality constraints associated with the new Well No. 4 water supply.

• Replace broken distribution system main isolation valves and fire hydrants to improve fire protection, reduce system leakage, and improve distribution operation & maintenance functions.

• Install individual water service meters on all water services in the District, to be located below grade in meter pits at the property line curb stop if possible. This would dramatically improve operational response to system leaks and losses and allow the District to move to a use-based revenue model for customer fee development.

Implementing these improvements will achieve compliance with current CDPHE treatment regulations, provide the District with year-round firm capacity of their raw water supply system, improve finished water quality to the District customers, and reduce system water loss including ongoing operations and maintenance costs and efforts.

Total Water System Improvements Project costs have been estimated with the PNA effort and are summarized as follows:

Improve Ridgeway Well Delivery $376,600

New Hardrock Water Well $314,500

Upper Treatment Building Rehabilitation $205,500

Replace Broken Infrastructure $112,400

Water Service Meters $804,400

15% Estimating Contingency $313,000

Project Total Cost $2,401,000

Copies of the PNA are available for public review prior to the Public Hearing at the following location:

Idledale Water and Sanitation District, 13131 West Alameda Parkway, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO, 80228. By request at: aj@publicalliancellc.com. Online at: https://www.colorado.gov/iwsd

The point of contact for the Idledale Water and Sanitation District is AJ Beckman, District Manager, 720-213-6621

What's New

March 14, 2022
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION and CERTIFIED STATEMENT OF RESULTS §1-13.5-513(6), 32-1-104, 1-11-103(3) C.R.S.
March 2, 2022
The District is required to perform regular water quality testing and provide results to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE). Information about the CDPHE and the District’s water quality test results and compliance information can be found on the CDPHE website at the following direct links: