For nearly 40 years, the Snake River Water District has worked to reliably provide clean, quality drinking water and fire protection to the Keystone valley 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The District manages, operates, and maintains 8 wells, 2 water treatment plants, 4 storage tanks, 1 pump station, and approximately 30 miles of distribution pipe that provide drinking water and fire protection to thousands of residents, businesses, and visitors each year.
The 2024 draft budget for the Snake River Water District was sent to the Board of Directors on October 13th, 2023 for consideration. The Board will meet on November 14, 2023 to discuss, revise, and approve the 2024 budget. The draft budget and can be seen by clicking the following link:
For more information please contact Scott Price, Executive Director.
Beginning January 1, 2024, the Water Rates will increase by 12% across the board. This was approved by the Board of Directors as part of the funding for the SRWD’s 10-year Master Plan of capital improvements. Tap Fees will increase to $12,000 per EQR.
SRWD Responds to EPA PFAS Monitoring Data
As the EPA’s report indicates, PFAS have been detected in the Snake River Water District’s water supply. It is important to understand there is not an immediate public health risk related to drinking tap water from Snake River Water District. These chemicals are not currently regulated by the EPA, but some are included in proposed regulations along with the potential for others in the future. Snake River Water District is not in a unique position, as unfortunately PFAS are being found in water supplies across the country as sampling efforts continue. In response to the data, we are taking action by completing additional testing to confirm the results, evaluating removal methods, and monitoring regulatory developments as the EPA continues to gather data about PFAS.
Would you like more information?
View Our Drinking Water Quality Report
Snake River Water District is proud to share our 2023 Drinking Water Quality Report for the calendar year 2022.
Please be advised that this Drinking Water Quality Report will not be mailed to individual property owners. In addition to being posted here on our website, a copy was published in the Summit Daily Journal on June 23, 2023, a copy is posted at the Snake River Water District’s offices, and we will send a copy to an owner upon request.
For more information regarding the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Drinking Water Quality, and Consumer Information, and Compliance, please visit the CDPHE’s website drinking water pages.
Future of Snake River Water District
Population growth, changing regulations, and aging infrastructure are continual challenges for providing drinking water to our region. The District is committed to being proactive to address these issues and provide reliable, uninterrupted service to our customers.
The District recently completed a Water System Master Plan to provide guidance and prioritization of short term and long term projects to meet challenges over the next ten years. As a follow up, the District completed financial analysis to chart a course on funding options for improvements.