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Holiday Closure – Independence Day – July 4 & 5, 2019

The Left Hand Water District will be closed on Thursday and Friday, July 4-5, 2019, in observance of Independence Day.

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Unplanned Water Outage – Meadowvale Farms (6/9/2019 – 5:15PM)

District crews have been working to repair a leak affecting at least a portion of Meadowvale Farms. Water to some customers in that area is off, and other customers may experience low pressure, while the repair is being conducted.  The … Continue reading

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Northern Water Conservation Gardens Fair – June 8, 2019

The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District will hold its 7th Annual Conservation Gardens Fair from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on June 8, 2019.  This family friendly event is free to attend and offers landscape professionals, educational seminars, kids activities and … Continue reading

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2019 Water Wise Gardening Class

The Left Hand Water District will be hosting a Water Wise Gardening Class this spring! Class is FREE and available to District customers; attendees will have a chance to win a “Garden in a Box” door prize!   Space is … Continue reading

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Employment Opportunity: Meter Services Technician

The Left Hand Water District currently has a job opening for a Meter Services Technician.  Please visit our Employment Opportunities page for position details and application instructions.

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2019 Conservation Newsletter

Please check out the District’s Conservation Newsletter for the latest news from our Conservation Program.

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Inclement Weather Closure – April 10, 2019

Due to inclement weather, the Left Hand Water District office will be closing at 1:30PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  Telephone calls to the main line will be answered by our 24-hour answering service, and any emergencies will be forwarded to … Continue reading

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Water-Wise Landscape Seminars from Resource Central

Resource Central partners with local water providers to offer Water-Wise Landscape Seminars on Xeriscape and other sustainable landscaping practices.  These expert-led seminars are free to attend and open to everyone, from the budding gardener to the seasoned pro.  Visit their … Continue reading

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Planned Water Outage – Thursday, February 21, 2019

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, the District will be replacing a critical bypass valve at our Arneson Tank on Weld County Road 7, which will necessitate a planned water outage for the area.  Water service will be periodically impacted for … Continue reading

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Water Rates Effective February 2019

New water rates go into effect February 1st; please see this informational notice for information related to the new rates.

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Employment Opportunity: Water Treatment Plant Operator

The Left Hand Water District currently has a job opening for a Water Treatment Plant Operator.  Please visit our Employment Opportunities page for position details and application instructions.

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Administrative Office Closure – December 7, 2018, 2:30 PM

The District’s Administrative Office will be closing on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 2:30 PM.  District operations will not be affected; calls will be handled by the District’s answering service and any emergencies will be handled by District personnel.

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Public Notice of Proposed 2019 Budget and Public Hearing

The proposed 2019 budget will be considered at the regular monthly meeting of the District’s Board of Directors on December 13, 2018.  Please see the Public Notice of Proposed 2019 Budget and Hearing for more details.

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Public Notice of Rate Hearing – November 15, 2018

Pursuant to Sec. 32-1-1001(2), C.R.S., notice is hereby provided that at 9:00 am on November 15, 2018, the Board of Directors for the Left Hand Water District will be holding a public meeting at 6800 Nimbus Road, Niwot, CO 80544, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Taste and Odor Changes

Some customers may have noticed an earthy or musty smell in the water recently. These aesthetic changes can happen every year and are caused by algae in our water storage reservoirs.  We are aware of increased taste and odor currently … Continue reading

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Employment Opportunity: Engineering Technician/Civil Engineer I

The Left Hand Water District currently has a job opening for an Engineering Technician/Civil Engineer I.  Please visit our Employment Opportunities page for position details and application instructions.

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Left Hand Creek Water Quality

Many of you have seen an article in the paper concerning an investigation by the CDPHE and EPA on discolored water and a fish kill in the upper reaches of Left Hand Canyon.  The Left Hand Water District continuously monitors … Continue reading

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Mailing Issue – Payments Due June 21, 2018

July 2, 2018: Customers who are receiving their bills this week should be aware, due to an automated mailing issue there has been a delay in receiving payments that were due on June 21st.  Many of those payments have been … Continue reading

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New Scam Advisory: Utility Billing Calls

The District has recently been made aware of at least one incident where a nearby resident  received an automated call from what appeared to be the Left Hand Water District indicating an issue with a payment card.  This has become … Continue reading

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2018 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 … Continue reading

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Employment Opportunity: Distribution Manager

The Left Hand Water District currently has a job opening for a Distribution Manager.  Please visit our Employment Opportunities page for position details and application instructions.

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DISTRICT OFFICE CLOSING AT 3:00PM FRIDAY

The District’s administrative offices will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1st, 2017.

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Offices Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

The Left Hand Water District will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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District Advisory: Beware of Water Quality Scams

District customers are encouraged to be wary of door-to-door water filtration system sales people making false claims regarding the quality of drinking water.  Several incidents have been reported within the District, and many around the country, where individuals have approached … Continue reading

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Independence Day

The Left Hand Water District will be closed Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day.

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2016 Audited Financial Statements Available

The District’s 2016 Audited Financial Statements are now available.  Additional budget and financial information can be found on the District’s Financial Information page.

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Delayed Opening – Inclement Weather

Due to the inclement weather, the District office will be opening at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017.  As always staff will be on call to handle any emergencies; just call the main line, 303-530-4200, and our 24-hour answering service … Continue reading

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Public Safety Reminder – Beware of “Distraction Burglary” Schemes

“Distraction Burglary” is a method of burglarizing a home that is becoming more common.  “Distraction Burglary” involves a “visitor,” typically posing as someone from a service company such as a roofer or tree trimmer or a utility such as an … Continue reading

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Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group Open House

The Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group (LWOG) is holding an Open House on October 27, 2016, to learn about LWOG’s EWP River Restoration Projects in Left Hand Creek Watershed.   For further detail visit LWOG’s website.  

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August 26, 2016: Telephone/internet outage at District office

Friday August 26, 2016, 9:30am: the telephone/internet lines to the District’s administrative office are out of service at this time. Phones are currently being answered by our answering service, and any emergencies will be sent to our technicians. Our telecom … Continue reading

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District Office Construction

Beginning Monday, August 1st, the District’s Administrative Office front office will be under construction for remodeling and security upgrades.  During the construction the main office doors will be inaccessible and access to the office will be difficult. Customers are encouraged to … Continue reading

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RFP Issued – Municipal Advisor Services

The Left Hand Water District is seeking a qualified firm interest in serving as the Independent Municipal Advisor to the District.  Proposals must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016.  See full REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for … Continue reading

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Meadow Vale Farms Homeowners: Fire Hydrant Maintenance

Attention Meadow Vale Farms Homeowners: Work necessary to assume responsibility for operation and maintenance of the 23 fire hydrants will commence on or about May 16th. The District has scheduled the work for the week of May 16th – 20th. … Continue reading

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Public Meeting Notice – Spurgeon WTP Chlorine Conversion Project

A public meeting will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the District’s Administrative Office, 6800 Nimbus Road, Longmont, CO, 80503, for the purpose of informing citizens and soliciting public input, written or oral, regarding the Left Hand Water District Spurgeon Water … Continue reading

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2016 Meeting Dates Approved

The Left Hand Water District Board of Directors has approved the Regular Meeting Schedule for 2016.  Unless otherwise approved, the standing meeting time is at 9:00 AM on the third Thursday of each month.  The entire schedule, along with the … Continue reading

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Leak Repair – Elm St, Niwot – 12/1/2015 – 10:00am

District technicians are working to repair a leak on Elm Street in Niwot caused by a valve assembly failure.  Customers on Elm Street may experience a temporary water outage at some point this morning or afternoon.  Crews will work diligently … Continue reading

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Watering Restrictions Changed to Voluntary

Between the mandatory outdoor watering restrictions imposed a few weeks ago and the summer heat finally easing, we have seen a large drop in water demand at our Spurgeon Water Treatment Plant.  Thanks to all who cooperated with our request! … Continue reading

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Letter from the District General Manager

Dear Left Hand Water District Customers:   By now many of you may have received an email notice or seen our communications through Facebook and our website regarding outdoor watering restrictions.  I want to take a minute of your time … Continue reading

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District Activates MANDATORY Watering Restrictions

Due to construction activities limiting the District’s service capacity, it has become necessary to activate MANDATORY watering restrictions.  See the full NOTICE for full details.   Effective immediately: RESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR IRRIGATION (sprinkling of landscaped areas/lawns) is limited to 2 days per week; COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPING … Continue reading

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Mountain Ridge Treated Water Storage Tank Work

The District will be performing a routine scheduled inspection and cleaning of the Mountain Ridge Treated Water Storage Tank on Monday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 15th.  The project will be performed with underwater diving methods and residents will not … Continue reading

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Intermittent Telephone Outage – July 6, 2015

The District’s phone system is undergoing necessary repairs the morning of July 6, 2015, which will result in intermittent outages.  We hope to minimize the amount of time District personnel will be unable to answer lines directly, but during down … Continue reading

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Notice of Water Efficiency Plan Update

Left Hand Water District has completed a draft Water Efficiency Plan.  The Plan is designed to promote the efficient consumption of all water usage by residents, businesses, and local governments; the goal of the Plan is to encourage more beneficial … Continue reading

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Final Water Wise Gardening Class Rescheduled to May 17

Please note – the District’s final Water Wise Gardening Class for 2015 has been rescheduled to May 17th.  The time is still 10am-12pm.  The classes are free to District customers.  Please visit our Water Wise Gardening Classes Page for more … Continue reading

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Response to Letter to the Editor

In response to a letter to the editor published in the April 23rd Boulder Daily Camera, the Left Hand Water District assures customers and residents that the District is confident the water being provided is of the highest quality and … Continue reading

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Public Notice – Special Meeting of the Board of Directors

Public Notice is hereby given regarding a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors on February 7, 2015.  Please see full Public Notice for details.

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Office Payment Drop Box Restored

The District is pleased to announce that the payment drop box at the driveway to our administrative offices, which was washed away in the 2013 flood, has been replaced!  Customers once again have two options for dropping payments in drop … Continue reading

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Rebate Funds Still Available for 2014

Rebate funds are still available in 2014 for qualifying low-flow toilets, high-efficiency clothes washers, and smart irrigation controllers.  Applications must be submitted within 90 days of purchase and must be received no later than December 19, 2014, in order to … Continue reading

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Reminder – Water Wise Gardening Class June 7th

The District is hosting this year’s final Water Wise Gardening Class NEXT Saturday, June 7th: Plants: Let’s get Outside and Explore our Gardens, Hosted by Mike Woods.  The class will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at 12. The … Continue reading

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CERTIFIED election results of the 2014 Regular Election

The election results of the District’s 2014 Regular Election have been certified:  Steve Foster –  22 votes.  John Brunner –  87 votes.

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NOTICE OF ELECTION

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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District Newsletter

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

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“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.

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Call for Nominations

Notice is hereby given 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.  At that time, FOUR directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms.  Eligible electors … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Left Hand Water District and City of Boulder to Shut Off Water to 30-60 Homes in Gunbarrel Area

MEDIA ADVISORY –  Saturday, 12/7/2013 – 9:30pm – Per the request of Xcel Energy, the City of Boulder and the Left Hand Water District will shut off water service to 30 to 60 homes in the Gunbarrel area.  These are … Continue reading

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Care for Water Pipes during Xcel Outage

Many Left Hand Water District customers may be affected by the Xcel Energy outage in the Niwot/Gunbarrel area.  Any customers whose homes or buildings do not have heat should take precautions to make sure pipes don’t freeze: leave a faucet … Continue reading

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UPDATED INFO – Temporary Water Outage – 41st/Oxford

DUE TO THE WEATHER, THIS WORK HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  THIS OUTAGE WILL LIKELY OCCUR SOMETIME THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 9TH.  WHEN THE ACTUAL DATE IS KNOWN UPDATED INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED. On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the District will have … Continue reading

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Del Camino Zone Affected by Line Flushing

Residents in the Del Camino zone of the District may be experiencing bubbles or cloudiness in their water, and potentially a more noticeable than usual chlorine odor and taste.  The areas impacted would be primarily the Idaho Creek, Rinn Valley … Continue reading

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District Adjusts Water Usage Restrictions

The Left Hand Water District has completed a project that is allowing raw water to be delivered from Left Hand Valley Reservoir.  The water available in the reservoir will be sufficient to provide treated water to District customers through the … Continue reading

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District Office is Accessible from N. 73rd Street!

October 30, 2013:  Boulder County has repaired Nimbus Road from N. 73rd Street, and the road is open from that direction to our temporary drive!  Please note, we do still have currently have a temporary gravel drive to our office … Continue reading

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MANDATORY USAGE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please note – the MANDATORY usage restrictions remain in effect!  The flooding has dramatically impacted our raw water supply, and therefore usage is restricted to ONLY that essential for public health and safety.  This does include normal daily functions (laundry, … Continue reading

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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded

Please be advised, the boil water advisory is no longer in effect for any District customers. Mandatory usage restrictions remain in place (no outdoor use), but it is not necessary to boil water.

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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 … Continue reading

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No Contaminants Have Been Detected in Left Hand Water District

We are aware of various media reports regarding contaminants in LHWD water.  Rigorous testing has been done throughout the system, in compliance with all state regulations, and NO contaminants have been found.  The boil advisory has been rescinded for all … Continue reading

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Updated Boil Order Information – 9/19/2013 3:30pm

We are happy to announce that additional areas of the District have been lifted from the boil water advisory.  At this time, the only homes that ARE still under a boil order advisory have been advised via telephone and door … Continue reading

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Update – 9/18/2013 – 8:45pm

District crews were once again out working to restore all customers’ water today.  The vast majority of District customers should have water at this point, but there are a few isolated areas that are still out.  We will be working … Continue reading

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9/17/2013 – Boil Water Advisory has been Rescinded for MOST areas

As of 5:45pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has rescinded the Boil Water Advisory for MOST areas of the District.  PLEASE BE ADVISED, THE FOLLOWING AREAS REMAIN UNDER THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Administrative Offices Still Inaccessible

Please be advised, do not try to reach our administrative offices on Nimbus Road.  We still do not have an access road built.  Staff are walking in from a neighboring area to man the office, but we are not able … Continue reading

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Update on Extended Outage Areas – 9/17/2013 9:00pm

We were able to get most customers water by this evening (crews are still working on a few areas).  The areas along Highway 36 and Nelson Road that have been covered under the “Extended Outage Area” notices previously are still … Continue reading

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Guidelines for After a Water Advisory

Because no contaminants have been found in our system sampling in the areas that have had the boil advisory rescinded, no “flushing” of household pipes is required for safety.  That said, if customers have any concern regarding the water in their … Continue reading

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Update 9/17/2013 – 11:00am

We are still assessing, repairing, and working toward recovery as quickly and safely as possible.  We have brought in multiple additional construction crews to assist with line repairs.  The tanks are filling, and the system is getting back online.  We … Continue reading

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Boil Water Advisory FAQ

For answers to many questions related to the boil water advisory, please see the Fact Sheet About What to Do During a Boil Water Advisory from the Centers for Disease Control.

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Clarification Regarding Bathing and Laundry

As we were getting the initial word out regarding the boil advisory, we included bathing and laundry in the public notices out of an abundance of caution, and we need to clarify.  It is safe to do laundry as usual. … Continue reading

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Update – 9/16/2013 6:30pm

We apologize that we have not been able to post updates as frequently today.  It has been a very busy, and very productive, day for District staff.  We are progressing well in our efforts to meet the state’s requirements to … Continue reading

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Administrative Office is Inaccessible

Please do not attempt to reach our administrative office.  Nimbus Road is completely washed out from our driveway most of the way to 73rd Street, and a long section of our driveway was washed away with it.  We have an … Continue reading

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Extended Outage Areas Information

There are still 2 general areas on the western side of the District that will experience an extended outage:  (1) areas on Foothills Highway from Neva Road north; and (2) Nelson Road from Foothills Highway to Tollgate. Included are the following … Continue reading

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Inquiries

Please do NOT direct inquiries regarding service or the boil advisory to our waterquality email, as our water treatment operators are not able to respond timely while they are focused on restoring service and sampling for safety.  Please direct all … Continue reading

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Update 9/16/2013 8:45am

A couple of areas on the southern end of the District are still without water – most of Willow Glen has not come back online yet, and the areas around Arapahoe and 95th.  We have a crew in the area … Continue reading

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Update – 9/15/2013 10:30pm

By Monday morning we anticipate that the majority of District residents should have water, with the exception of those along Highway 36 and Nelson Road that were identified in the earlier “Extended Outages” post.  The water treatment plant is producing … Continue reading

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Message from General Manager Chris Smith (Sept 15, 2013)

First, I would like to say THANK YOU to so many who are doing so much, starting first and foremost by thanking our customers for their extraordinary patience and support.  Thanks also to our Board of Directors for their assistance, … Continue reading

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Update 9/15/13 – 3:30pm

The great news is that many areas of the District should be coming online today.  Thanks to an emergency cross-tie with the City of Lafayette we have been able to restore service to the Park Lake, Willow Glenn, Fox Run, … Continue reading

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BOIL ADVISORY

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has placed Left Hand Water District on a boil water advisory. No contamination has been detected, but the advisory has been put in place as a precaution to protect the public from … Continue reading

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MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

Left Hand Water District has issued a mandatory water usage restriction.  As we are beginning to refill our system with water, source water and treated water are very limited in quantity.  As a result, in order to conserve the available … Continue reading

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Left Hand Water is now on Twitter

You can follow our posts on Twitter – @LeftHandWater

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Updated District Boundary Map Available

An UPDATED version of the District’s boundary map is now available.

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Boil Advisory is in Effect UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please note, the BOIL ADVISORY will remain in place UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We did have District technicians in the field taking samples today, and will be coordinating with the state health department to monitor the safety of the water. The … Continue reading

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Photos Posted on FaceBook

For those who are interested, we have posted photos of the driveway at our facility at 6800 Nimbus Road on our FaceBook page.  If you search for Left Hand Water District you should be able to find our page.

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Areas of Extended Outages – 9/14/13 8:00pm

As noted in the last update, there are several areas in the District we have been able to identify that will be without water into next week.  We cannot say for certain when these areas will have water restored, only … Continue reading

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Update – 9/14/13 5:30pm

Our Water Treatment Plant has been back online most of the day, and is making water as quickly as they are able.  Most outages experienced in the District have been due to our tanks being emptied during the time the … Continue reading

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Update 9/14/13 11:30 am

District crews are finally starting to gain access to areas previously inaccessible to assess damage. Admin staff have been assisting crews in a support capacity this morning, which is the cause in the delay in getting public information updated. We … Continue reading

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District Service Clarification

Please note: we are being informed that Boulder County has issued a reverse-911 call to many county residents who are NOT Left Hand Water District customers. The Left Hand Water District serves the unincorporated areas from the Foothills Highway (Highway … Continue reading

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Water Outage Update – 9/13/13, 7:00 pm

We anticipate having water service restored to the Meadowvale Farms, Longview and Vista Commercial subdivisions later this evening, thanks to assistance to the City of Longmont.  We will be working diligently to bring additional areas on as we are able. … Continue reading

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Water Outage Information

We are aware that many areas in the District are currently without water.  Unfortunately at this time we do not have an estimated time for restoration of service for any areas of the District. Crews are working virtually around the … Continue reading

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****WATER OUTAGE NOTIFICATION****

LEFT HAND WATER DISTRICT NOTIFICATION Overnight, several of the District’s main transmission lines were washed out by Boulder and Left Hand Creeks.  Both of our water treatment plants are operational, but at this time we are unable to get raw … Continue reading

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Change to Designated Board Meeting Day

The Left Hand Water District Board of Directors has changed its standing Board Meeting date.  Starting August 15, 2013, the regular monthly meeting of the Left Hand Water District Board of Directors will be held on the THIRD THURSDAY of … Continue reading

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News Release: Boulder, Broomfield and North Metro Water Suppliers Remind Customers to Continue to Use Water Wisely

NORTH METRO CITIES – July 29, 2013 – During the summer months, metro-area water suppliers along with Governor Hickenlooper, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense program, and the Irrigation Association encourage water customers to focus on smart irrigation and continue … Continue reading

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Low Pressure Alert

Customers in the Somerset and Legend Ridge areas may currently be experiencing low pressure.  Our crews are working diligently to fix the problem, but the low pressure may continue through the week of July 15th.  Please contact our office at … Continue reading

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