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IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE DIAL THE DISTRICT'S PAGER (970) 846-5117

SEWER RATE INCREASES

The city of Steamboat Springs has passed an ordinance to increase the sewer rates for the following 3 years. This in turn effects all Steamboat II Metropolitan District residents. Beginning July 1, 2017, the sewer rate for all single family residences will be a base rate of $40.35. In 2018, the rate will increase to $42.87 and in 2019 $45.60

The Well Fields will be activated Monday June 12th!

Summer irrigation season has begun! As irrigation demands increase, we must supplement with our wells. The wells will be activated on Monday June 12th. You may notice a difference in taste and texture of the water, but rest assured the water is tested frequently to be sure that it is safe to drink! Some homeowners may notice a white etching on glassware. Add a tablespoon of liquid Calgon to your dishwasher and you should notice an improvement. (Thanks for the tip Colleen M!)

MANDATORY STAGE 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT MAY 1, 2017!

SUNDAY
 MONDAY
 TUESDAY
 WEDNESDAY
 THURSDAY
 FRIDAY
 SATURDAY
EVEN
 ODD
 EVEN
 NO WATERING
 ODD
 EVEN
 ODD
With minimal precipitation, above average temperatures and runoff steadily increasing, coupled with a very dry February and March, the four districts which provide water to the Steamboat Springs area – Mt. Werner Water, City of Steamboat Springs, Steamboat II Metro District and Tree Haus Metro District – will institute mandatory stage 2 water restrictions starting May 1, 2017.

“Even with our recent moisture, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone,” said Frank Alfone, Mt. Werner Water District General Manager. “With lower than normal precipitation so far this year and a still fluctuating summer forecast, the early adoption of stage 2 restrictions and a conservative approach made sense for the conditions we’re seeing at this point.”


The NOAA Climate Prediction Center is still predicting average precipitation this summer with a good chance (40%) for above average temperatures. Steamboat depends upon a combination of natural flows and reservoir releases from the Fish Creek watershed to carry it through the summer, fall and winter.


“It’s good to see the return of rain and snow this week,” said Jon Snyder, Public Works Director for the City of Steamboat Springs. “However, we’ll need consistent and steady precipitation for the foreseeable future to move away from restrictions and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation over the coming months.”


Early implementation of Stage 2 watering schedule will also allow lawns, shrubs and trees to adapt early in the growing season and enables automatic systems to be set by landscapers, businesses and homeowners to the Stage 2 schedule right from the start of the season.


Through these restrictions and continued efforts by water users to reduce water demands, the community is able to strike a balance between conserving water supplies in the reservoirs and maintaining the riparian health of Fish Creek and the Yampa River.


Stage 2 water restrictions are in accordance with the Steamboat Springs Water Conservation Plan adopted in 2011 by the Steamboat Springs City Council and Board of Directors of Mt. Werner Water District. Stage 2 mandatory restrictions were most recently enacted in 2015, 2013 and 2012.


Mandatory Stage 2 Water Restrictions

  • Potable water shall be used for beneficial purposes and should not be wasted.
  • No outdoor watering 10AM – 6PM.
  • Watering schedule based on the last number of customer street address. If multiple addresses are served by a single system, then landscapers should choose one or the other schedule.
SUNDAY
 MONDAY
 TUESDAY
 WEDNESDAY
 THURSDAY
 FRIDAY
 SATURDAY
EVEN
ODD
 EVEN
 NO WATERING
 ODD
 EVEN
 ODD


Tips for conserving water

  • Avoid watering in windy conditions.
  • Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering hard surfaces.
  • Set timers to avoid over-watering. Less water will induce grassroots to seek water deeper in the soil horizon which will strengthen your lawn.
  • Our clayey soils slow the penetration of water, so it is better to water for three short intervals than for one long interval.
  • When irrigating with a hose, use a spring-loaded nozzle, not a free-running hose.
  • Cut your lawn no shorter than 3 inches to reduce soil moisture loss and to promote deeper roots.
  • Avoid planting trees and shrubs or sodding new lawns during the drier, hotter months.
  • Plant native grasses and shrubs or drought-tolerant species in place of water-intensive species.
District's Open Space Policy
Access to your personal property via the District's open space is prohibited!
We understand at times it is impossible to reach your yards through your own property and under special circumstances, we will grant you limited access via our trails. HOWEVER, it is mandatory that you apply for a permit  AND receive confirmation from us BEFORE accessing our property. Click here for the permit.

Outdoor Water Conservation facts click here

Notice to Neighborhood Pet Owners!

West Connector Temporary Trail

Janet Hruby has successfully acquired a temporary easement and has constructed a temporary trail that links RCR 42 to the Gloria Gossard Parkway. It officially opens Friday 7/10/15. Below, she explains the layout and the rules.

"The trail provides a connection from CR 42 to Gossard Parkway in response to requests from residents for an alternate west side path until a long-term planned US 40 sidewalk or core trail extension gets built. While a bit rough and hilly, the trail offers an alternate route to town from US 40.    The back-country trail is on a temporary easement from the property owners and passes completely through private property.  Help keep this trail available by staying on the trail (this means your dogs too). Another reason to stay on the trail is it passes near the gun range property -  stay on the trail to avoid potential hazards.  The trail is for non-motorized use only."


Enjoy this new connection and

Travel Safely,

 

Janet Hruby

Routt County Road & Bridge Director