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.
US Forest Service issues fire restrictions on public lands, San Isabel Nat’l Forest included
Beginning immediately, Stage 1 fire restrictions are in place on public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service for Pike and San Isabel National Forests located in Fremont, Chaffee, Clear Creek, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Huerfano, Jefferson, Lake, Las Animas, Park, Pueblo, Saguache and Teller counties.
BGWSD Board MeetingsRegular 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 8:00 a.m., at 57 Baca Grant Way South.
The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
BGWSD Summer Projects, Plans and Grant FundingBaca Grande Water and Sanitation District Staff and Board
As warm weather returns to the Baca, the District is busy planning its important annual maintenance activities as well as beginning preliminary engineering for a comprehensive water conservation project.
As it has in years past, BGWSD will employ two or three temporary summer staff to assist full time operations staff in accomplishing three key projects: completion of GPS/GIS data collection, fire hydrant maintenance, and cleaning one quarter of the District’s sewer mains.
Completion of the multi-year GPS/GIS mapping to pinpoint the location of all water and sewer mains, valves, manholes and connections will give operators today and in the future a critical tool to quickly and efficiently do maintenance, repairs and hook-ups. The system also streamlines the process of locating underground lines when others are doing construction that requires excavation.
As part of annual maintenance efforts, each of the 277 fire hydrants is inspected, lubricated and verified as operational at least once each year to meet industry standards. Periodic cleaning of the sanitary sewer system is important for continued safe flow of wastewater from homes to the Aspen treatment plant. Operations staff targets the cleaning of 60,000 linear feet annually to inspect lines and clean out gravel that accumulates. These projects are important to maintaining a viable system long term.
The District received approval from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (“DOLA”) of a matching funds grant through the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund to undertake the preliminary engineering necessary to proceed with its water conservation project.
The estimated cost of the engineering is $25,000 and the District will be reimbursed by DOLA for 50% of the total preliminary engineering expenditures. The primary focus of the preliminary engineering is the preparation of a hydraulic model identifying pressure and water flow characteristics of the water distribution system. Additional components of the preliminary engineering include developing a process and cost estimates for system wide water leak detection and repairs and planning for water meter replacement. The preliminary engineering is the first step toward preparing a grant application to DOLA for partial funding of the identified system repairs and improvements necessary to improve water conservation.
What is an "AOS" Fee?
Availability of Service or "AOS" fees are charged on unimproved property if the property has infrastructure for water and sewer service within 100 feet of the property.
The District will charge the annual AOS fee in the amount of $130 per year, per lot. The fees will be due semi-annually with the first payment being due on March 1 and the second payment being due on September 1. You can of course pay the full amount of $130 by March.
The Board has approved a rate change as of January 1, 2013
AOS $10 increase / year to $130.00
Water Base Rate $1.00 increase / month to $23.00
Sewer Base Rate $1.00 increase / month to $23.00
2013 Special District Transparency Notice
2012 Consumer Confidence Report~ Well 18 Chalets
~ Motel Well Mobile Home Estates
Corrosion Control StudyThe 2012 Corrosion Control Study for the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District is now available for download. You will need Acrobat Reader to download this file.
Corrosion Control Study [10mb file]