The Utilities Department’s mission is to provide the community with a reliable supply of high quality drinking water and advanced wastewater treatment that protects receiving stream water quality.
The City Council is the governing body for Utilities, with input provided by the Utilities Advisory Committee.
Hours of operation for Utilities Administration and Utility Billing are Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Water or sewer emergencies during business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) please call 686-9680 or 687-9246. After hours or on weekends/holidays, please call the Police Department at 687-9262 to report a water or sewer emergency.
Call before you dig……Utility Locates: Dial 811 or 1-800-922-1987 or visit: http://colorado811.org/
Per City Code:
13.20.010 – Water Service Line Installation: All service pipes shall be installed in compliance with existing ordinances and specifications and at the expense of the property owner. Upon completion, those pipes falling within the responsibility of the city shall become the property of the city and those pipes falling within the responsibility of the property owner shall become the property of the property owner. The division of responsibility between the city and the property owner shall be at that point, within the property line of the owner at which the property owner has initial access to the service pipes, for example, the shutoff value or the water meter pit. Questionable areas shall be determined by an authorized representative of the city, but in no case will a property owner be held responsible for any pipes over which he has no control or access without encroaching upon either public property or the property of another. (Ord. 184-1980 § 6(part), 1980)
- 13.36.040 – Service line owned by property owner: All sewer service lines shall be owned and maintained by the property owner of the facility being served. This ownership shall extend from the facility being served to the public sewer main and shall include all cleanouts, the connection to the public sewer main, and any other appurtenances of the sewer service. (Ord. 820-1999§ 2(part))
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Where does Woodland Park’s Water come from?
About 2/3 comes from local wells, springs and streams. About 1/3 comes from Woodland Park’s shares in canal and reservoir companies. Woodland Park pays Colorado Springs to deliver this water through Colorado Springs’ Homestake Pipeline.
How hard is Woodland Park’s water?
The range is 60 mg/L to 110 mg/L = milligrams/liter or parts per million.
Grains per gallon range is 3.5 grs/gal to 6.43 grs/gal
Is fluoride added to Woodland Park’s water?
No, but the level of naturally occurring fluoride in the water is 1.2 – 1.6 ppm, a little over the concentration recommended to help reduce tooth decay, but well below the EPA and State Health department maximum, 4.0 ppm.
Where does Woodland Park’s wastewater go?
All wastewater discharged to the municipal sewer system is treated at the City’s treatment facility located along Highway 67 at the north and of the golf course. Treated wastewater is discharged to Trout Creek, a tributary of the South Platte River.
Can I get free wastewater compost? Is it safe?
When available, compost is still given free to City wastewater customers and it makes an excellent soil amendment. The City’s compost consistently meets EPA and State Health regulations for unrestricted use, but the City recommends against using it for vegetable gardens. Call 687-6016 for availability and more info.