What's New From Left Hand Water District


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to whom it may concern, and, particularly, to the electors of the LEFT HAND WATER DISTRICT: that an election will be held on the 6th day of May, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The Board of Directors has designated the following polling places:  Mountain View Fire Station, 8500 Niwot Road, Niwot, CO, 80544; and Rinn United Methodist Church, 3783 County Road 20, Longmont, CO 80504.  Please see the NOTICE OF ELECTION for candidates and further details.

Free Landscape Seminars Offered from Center for ReSource Conservation

Each spring, the Center for ReSource Conservation partners with local water providers to offer numerous free seminars on the how-to’s of xeriscaping and other water-wise landscape practices. From getting started to more advanced topics, there is surely a seminar to suit your needs. Seminars are FREE and open to anyone.  Visit their website for details and registration, or call the CRC at 303-999-3820 x222.

Northern Water Conservation Gardens Fair May 17

Everyone’s invited to attend the free, educational Northern Water Conservation Gardens Fair on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northern Water’s headquarters in Berthoud, CO.  The fair will feature Conservation Gardens tours, how-to seminars and demonstrations of irrigation technologies.  There will be garden tours and how-to seminars every 30 minutes starting at 10 a.m. The seminars cover numerous topics from planning and renovating landscapes for low-water use to turfgrasses.  Vendors will be selling plants, irrigation equipment and gardening supplies.

Gardening and landscaping experts from Colorado State University, Larimer County Master Gardeners and several other organizations will provide information on gardening, landscape design and irrigation.

The first 400 fair attendees will receive a free Plant Select perennial. A limited number of free sub sandwiches will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Young gardeners will enjoy the children’s potting bench, the rain maker target shoot and other kids’ activities.

For more information, see the Conservation Gardens Fair flyer.


Seasonal Flushing

In April and May, the District will be performing routine seasonal flushing operations.  Customers may experience intermittent low pressure or bubbles or cloudiness in their water when flushing occurs in their area.  The water is safe to drink and will return to its normal condition on its own.  Customers wishing to speed the process of returning the water to normal can run tap water until it clears.

District Seeking Election Judges

The Left Hand Water District will be holding a Regular Election on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  For that election we are looking for a few individuals to serve as Election Judges.  To qualify to serve as an Election Judge, you must: be a registered voter in the State of Colorado; be at least 18 years of age; never have been convicted of a felony; be willing and able to attend a class of instruction concerning the tasks of an Election Judge; be willing and able to perform the duties of an Election Judge according to law and to the best of your ability; not be a candidate whose name is on the ballot, nor a member of the immediate family, related by blood, marriage or civil union to the second degree.  Judges will need to be available from 7am to 7pm on May 6th, will receive lunch and will be paid for their service.  Our training class will be held at the District office on April 29th from 9:30-noon, and other training options are available.  If you or anyone you know might be interested, please contact Traci Nelson at the District office, 303-530-4200, or tnelson@lefthandwater.org.

2014 Water Wise Gardening Classes and Conservation Newsletter

The Left Hand Water District will be holding two Water Wise Gardening Classes in 2014.  Please visit our Classes page for details and registration.    Please also see our “Conservation News” for the latest news from the District’s Conservation Program.

District Newsletter

For news related to the flood recovery, the 2014 budget, and more, please see our recent Newsletter.

“2013 Flood” Page Online

Visit our 2013 Flood page for information regarding the impact of the flooding on the Left Hand Water District.  There is also additional information related to water hardness, as well as a Water Hardness FAQ sheet.

Post Flood Hard Water

In the months following the flood of September 2013, several of our customers have noticed changes in the characteristics of their household water. The changes are observed as an increase of spots on dishes, white deposits on faucets and reduction of suds with soap and other laundry products. These issues are symptoms of hard water.  Flood damage to our water intake facilities in Left Hand Canyon forced us to use water stored in two reservoirs. This stored water has a higher mineral content than our usual creek flow source. While hard water may cause some of the problems noted above, it presents no health issues and is safe for all domestic uses. Most people do not notice a difference in the appearance, taste or odor of water at this level of hardness. Work is underway to restore our intake facilities which will be completed this spring. With the return of our “normal” water supply we expect the water hardness to return to pre-flood levels. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

2014 Meeting Dates Approved

The Left Hand Water District Board of Directors has approved the Regular Meeting Schedule for 2014.  Unless otherwise approved, the standing meeting time is at 9:00 AM on the third Thursday of each month.  For 2014, the November and December Board meetings will be held on the second Thursday.  The entire schedule, along with the notice containing the regular agenda, can be found on our Board of Directors page.

Emergency Notification Alerts

We have fielded questions regarding the emergency alerts (“reverse-911″) calls that were made to notify residents of the boil water advisory during the flooding emergency.  Those notifications are managed by Boulder and Weld Counties.  Residents can manage their contact information with the emergency management notification systems by clicking the following links:  Boulder County Emergency Mass Notification System ; Weld County Emergency Mass Notification System ; City and County of Broomfield Emergency Mass Notification System.

District Board Approves Emergency Declaration

On Monday, September 16, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Left Hand Water District approved a Resolution Declaring an Emergency Flooding Disaster within District Boundaries.  ”The Left Hand Water District has experienced significant damage as a result of the unprecedented flooding in Boulder and Weld Counties. The District’s Board of Directors has adopted an emergency declaration resolution to ensure the District will have every resource available to it in order to proceed with our recovery efforts,” said Chris Smith, the District’s General Manager.

2012 Audited Financial Statements Available

The District’s 2012 Audited Financial Statements are now available.

2013 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

The Left Hand Water District Consumer Confidence Report for Water Treated in Calendar Year 2013 is now available. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services that we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.  Visit the Consumer Confidence Report page to view the report.  For further information, or to order a printed copy of the report, contact the office at 303-530-4200.