The Mount Werner Water District is committed to providing our customers the highest quality and most cost-effective water and wastewater services in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations while preserving public health, protecting the environment, and ensuring the utmost customer satisfaction. We are equally dedicated to maintaining a work environment where every employee is recognized as a fundamental part of the organization, whereby encouraging teamwork and individual contribution.
RECENT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
PERMANENT WATERING SCHEDULE
As a reminder, no outdoor watering is permitted between 10AM-6PM. For summer irrigation the schedule below needs to be followed. The odd and even schedule is based on the last number of the customers’ street address.
Corrosion Control Treatment Technique Improvements
Mount Werner Water (MWW) has performed extensive analysis and completed several studies of system water quality parameters to determine an economic, efficient and achievable alternative to the existing corrosion control treatment (CCT). As a result, MWW is in the design phase to enhance the efficiency of the current CCT by altering the technique to incorporate the use of lime, carbon dioxide and orthophosphate. This process will increase the buffering capacity of the water we process by allowing for more stable pH throughout the entirety of the distribution system. Additionally, utilizing orthophosphate as a corrosion inhibitor has been a longstanding recommended technique for preventing the leaching of soft metals, such as lead and copper, from household plumbing by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Click HERE to view the most recent Lead Public Information mailing
2022 Master Planning Projects Recap
Fish Creek Treatment Plant Facilities Master Plan
Phase 2A is complete aside from a couple of touch up items to be finished this spring. The electrical improvements now ensure that the Fish Creek Plant can safely handle anticipated future electrical loads and the new gear has surge suppression, power monitoring capabilities and an automatic transfer switch for a future standby generator. The 2M gallon tank had baffle curtains installed to create more chlorine contact time in order to increase the disinfection process (Photo below shows the new transformer being installed at the Fish Creek Plant.) Phase 2B is in the design and planning stage with construction planned for 2024. This phase will alter the water treatment process, utilizing Carbon Dioxide, Lime and Orthophosphate.
Mount Werner Water Board Meeting
The next Mount Werner Water Board meeting will be held at 8:00 AM on Friday, July 21, 2023 at the District Office, 3310 Clearwater Trail, Steamboat Springs, CO. Click HERE to view the agenda. (Agenda will be available soon) If you wish to join the meeting, please see the details on the agenda. If you need board meeting materials please call the office by 5:00pm on July 20, 2023 at 970-879-2424 and we will provide the necessary materials.
Community Water Conservation/Efficiency Plan
In partnership with the City, the 2020 update to the 2011 community-wide Water Conservation was approved by the Board of Directors at their March 20th Meeting. Click HERE to view the press release for the Conservation Plan and Watering Schedule. The plan explored 5 main objectives with focus on developing new activities and steps within the Plan update that will help the City and Mt. Werner Water to achieve lasting, long term improvement in water efficiency and conservation; reduce overall per capita water demands (or water use per eqr). In response to this focus, the Board approved by Resolution the following permanent irrigation watering schedule.
• No outdoor watering between 10AM – 6PM. Exceptions to this may be made for District and City of Steamboat Springs approved management purposes.
The watering schedule is based on the last number of customers’ street addresses.
• Odd -Monday, Thursday, and Saturday • Even – Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday
The odd/even day watering schedule will continue forward into the future regardless of drought conditions.
2022 Mount Werner Water Interceptor Project Recap
The final phase of this project is substantially complete with electrical and controls equipment tasks to be finished this spring at two of the new sewer flows monitoring manholes. Remaining items to complete include irrigation repairs, sod installation, asphalt paving, and final clean-up. Phase I of the project started August 5th of 2019 with two subsequent phases since then and approximately 5,600 total linear feet of larger pipe and new manholes were installed. The project first started at Fetcher Park to Highway 40 & Mt. Werner Rd, along the underpass and continuing to the Tennis Bubble and ending at Ski Town Park. The new and bigger PVC piping will ensure that future demands can be met within the District. Thanks to everyone for their patience during construction and to Native Excavating.