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See the status of Fish Creek Reservoir and view a graph for a comparison to prior years.

Our 2015 Water Quality Report (67KB) is available for download!

The October 2015 Newsletter can be read here.

The next regular meeting of the Mount Werner Water Board of Directors will be on Friday March 11 2016 at the Fish Creek Filtration Plant.


Pursuant to section 32-1-809,
Colorado Revised Statutes

Wasting Water Costs You $ Money $

Replace those water guzzling fixtures and appliances TODAY!

Old 3.5 gallon toilets pre 1994 Old dishwashers & clothes washers
Available for both commercial and residential customers in the District.
For details call 970-879-2424.
* limitations apply

       •Fact sheet.pdf
       •Application form.pdf

Congrats to our 3 Winners!!

The winners of our $50 credit for updating your customer contact information are:

1) John Tozzi

2) Ron & Dianne Revell

3) Anne Lauinger

Cold Weather

Steamboat Springs’ winter weather can cause pipes to burst in your household or business plumbing. Here are some tips for avoiding costly damage. Know the location of your water shut-off and test it regularly. If a pipe breaks, you won’t want to have to find it then, or worse, wait for someone to arrive at your place to find it for you. In most single-family homes, the shut-off valve is in the basement or the crawlspace where your water pipe enters the house.

Winterize unheated or vacant buildings. Significant property damage and water loss can occur before burst pipes are discovered in vacant buildings. If your vacant building has a fire protection system, make sure there is no danger that the water servicing this system might freeze.

Insulate water pipes that may be vulnerable to the cold or have caused problems before. Pipes close to exterior walls or in unheated basements can be wrapped with pieces of insulation. Don’t overlook pipes near windows, which can quickly freeze. For particularly difficult pipes, consult a professional on how to select and apply heat tape. CAUTION: Improper use of heat tape can cause fires.

During a deep freeze (-5 degrees and below)
     o Keep open cabinet doors leading to exposed pipes (such as access doors for sinks), so that household air can warm them. The natural flow of warmer air will help combat many problems.
     o If you have an attached garage, keep its doors shut. Occasionally, plumbing is routed through this unheated space, leaving it vulnerable to winter’s worst.
     o Keep your thermostat set above 65 degrees when leaving your house or business for several days

If you think a pipe has already frozen
     o Don’t wait for nature to take its course: Thaw the pipe as soon as possible or call a plumber for help.
     o If you do it yourself, shut off the water or test the shut-off valve. You don’t want water suddenly gushing from the pipe when it thaws.
     o Remember: when thawing things, slower is better. A hair dryer trained at the frozen area of the pipe is appropriate. A blowtorch is not. Pipes warmed too fast may break or rupture.

Water meters also need protection from cold temperatures.
    o District water customers are responsible for maintaining their water meter and keeping it in working order. Please prevent your water meter from freezing by checking heat tape, etc. Residents of trailer homes especially need to protect their meters this winter.


Christie Water Tank Supply and Drainage Main
The project scope included installation of a new 8” water supply main and an 8” drain line. The water main will supply a second source of water to the Christie Storage Tank with a valved connection on Ski Trail Lane. The new drain line allows water to travel underground via a pipe that daylights on the south side of Ski Trail Lane in the existing natural drainage ditch.

Duckels Construction was the General Contractor for this project completing the work in early August. The District thanks Steamboat Ski Corporation and the adjacent neighbors for their cooperation during the project!

Highway 40 Water Main
In September, the District completed construction of a new 12” water main across Highway 40 at Dougherty Road and Stone Lane. This project will enhance water supply and reinforce our water system grid for District customers. The water main will be utilized in the future as a redundant water supply source for the Walton Creek Neighborhood east of Highway 40. The treated water originates from the Districts wellfields near Majestic Valley Townhomes.

Native Excavating was the General Contractor for the project.

Shop & Hop Acquisition
In July, the District completed the purchase of the Shop & Hop convenience store located along US 40 south of Steamboat Springs.

The board made the decision to purchase the property to protect groundwater quality upstream of the District’s wellfields that provide 20% of the community’s potable water supply. The Yampa wellfields exist to provide an alternative to the Fish Creek source of public water and are not subject to contamination by wildfires. “Protection of our groundwater resource is of paramount importance to our community and is consistent with the mission of the District”, said Kathy Connell, Board President.

The store and fueling facility is closed. The de-commissioning of the existing storage tanks and associated in- frastructure was completed in September.

If you have questions, please call Mount Werner Water (970) 879-2424.


P.O. BOX 880339
PH. (970) 879-2424 - FAX (970) 879-8169