Baca Grande Water & Sanitation District’s (BGWSD) mission is to provide high quality, reliable, water supply and environmentally responsible treatment of wastewater with a commitment to service excellence for the well-being of the community in the most efficient and economical manner.
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Notice: The Baca Crestone office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, for Independence Day.

If you have a water or sewer emergency please call 719-256-4310 for assistance.

Enjoy a safe holiday!

The Easiest Way to Pay Your Bill

Xpress Bill Pay
Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District ("District") now offers Online Bill Payment as a way to offer you more choices in how you pay your bills, the District now lets you pay your bills online.

We have partnered with Xpress Bill Pay, the premier provider for online bill payment systems. All you need is an Internet connection through a Web browser and an e-mail address. Once you sign up for your free account and start using this service, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it! It’s simple to use.

Online Payment Info
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BGWSD Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the Board of Directors of the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District, are typically held on the third Friday of each month, at 9:00 A.M., at 57 Baca Grant Way South.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for July 15, 2016 @ 9:00 A.M.

If you would like to receive a copy of the agenda before the meeting please submit your request to info@bacawater.com.


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that a Special Meeting/Work Session of the Board of Directors of the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District of the County of Saguache, State of Colorado, shall be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 10:00 A.M., at Saguache County Road and Bridge Department, 305 3rd Street, Saguache, CO  81149. At such meeting, the Board will meet with the Saguache County Commissioners for the purpose of establishing stronger ties between the two governing bodies and no formal action of the Board shall take place. All meetings shall be open to the public.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this notice is given and duly posted pursuant to statute this 20th day of June, 2016.


By: /s/      Lisa A. Johnson          ____               
District Manager

News from the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District

New online service - Customers now have the convenience of online bill payment

CRESTONE, COLORADO, JUNE 2016 - The Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District has teamed up with Xpress Bill Pay to offer residents the ability to pay their bills online. This new service is in response to customer requests for faster and more convenient bill payment options.

The new service will give residents the ability to view, track, and pay their water/sanitation bills through the secure Xpress Bill Pay Web Site. Various payment options are available including credit and debit cards and electronic funds transfer. Customers can also setup automatic monthly payments and view up to a full year’s history of their accounts.

When you’re ready to pay your bill, select a payment type. Then enter the information and you’re done! It’s that easy, and it only takes you a few minutes each month. All you need is an Internet connection through a Web browser and an e-mail address. Residents can learn more about Xpress Bill Pay and sign up for this new service by visiting www.bacawater.com.

And remember, it’s free to sign up and free to use. Sign up today!

Welcome new Board of Directors

The Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of two new Board members. We warmly welcome these new Board members Lynn Drake and Matthew Ghourdjian. Lynn and Matthew will both serve 4 year terms. Board President, Cindy Reinhardt, was re-elected and will serve another 4 year term.

At this time we would also like to recognize the efforts of our outgoing members, Kyle Grote and Judy DeLuca. We are thankful for their time and service through the years as members of the District Board of Directors.

Meet your new Board members
Lynn Drake moved to Crestone with my husband 22 years ago. We designed and built our own home in the Baca and I began learning a new career as a ceramic artist. I ran a successful art studio and gallery in downtown Crestone for 5 years, working to share the joys of ceramics with the community. At that time I worked with the Charter School in their mentorship program, I taught home school kids, had an after school program for teens and a membership program for adults.  I now have a new studio at my home and continue to create art that is included in many international collections.

Previously, we lived in Santa Fe for 18 years and ran a successful high end tailoring business. I have been self-employed for most of my life and enjoy the challenges of creating new directions. Born and raised as a child of a diplomat, new places and people were an exciting part of my life and still are.
Joining the water board is important to me. Water is our most important resource for life. With the dwindling supply of good clean water in the world, I hope to continue working for our community for a good safe, clean, and most importantly, an affordable water source.

Matthew Ghourdjian is an information technology executive with a 38 year track record of creativity and execution, designing, building, implementing and operating information technology solutions in the telecommunication, healthcare, legal and financial services industries.  

In addition to being a Partner at both Arthur Andersen and KPMG Consulting during his career, Matthew was the founder and CEO of Cogility Software that developed a model driven integrated development environment, CoderCard Inc. that designed and developed network security devices for the military, and several document management companies.  

After retiring in 2012, Matthew now consults on implementing agile software development methodologies, implementation of DevOps and NoOps, selection of software tools and technologies, understanding and implementing cloud strategies, cost optimization, loan servicing, loan origination, internet advertising optimization, peer-to-peer payments services and call center management.  Matthew received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1978, with an emphasis in Computer Science and Management, from Ambassador College in Pasadena California.


2016 Budget pdf

This is the budget adopted by the Board of Directors at their November 20, 2015 Board Meeting.

Please visit the Financial page to view more information.

Use of District Water for Marijuana Use

Resolution 2015-09-01 Implementing a Policy Regarding Water Usage for the Cultivation of Marijuana

2015 Consumer Confidence Report

The Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District is pleased to present this year's water quality report.

2015 Drinking Water Quality Report for Calendar Year 2014

2016 Transparency Notice Adobe PDF

Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District Rules & Regulations Adobe PDF