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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 free from any bacteriological contamination.

Although the letter printed provided no substantiated information, it is understandable our customers would be concerned by a statement that the District’s water is contaminated or otherwise unsafe. The District takes the issue of water quality and safety very seriously.   In addition to continuous sampling at the treatment plants, the District tests for Total Coliform/ E. coli at a total of 60 sites representative of the entire distribution system on a rotating 20-site monthly schedule.  The samples are submitted to a State-certified lab and the test results are recorded by the District and reported directly to the State. This protocol is and always has been followed without exception. In the event a sample were to test positive for E. coli, the Colorado State Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) has a very comprehensive and stringent response plan to protect the health of residents including notifying all customers of a failed test. For further information regarding the state’s oversight, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wqcd.

Because the letter that was published did not provide any detail regarding the property in question or the tests conducted, the District is unable to provide specific responses to the allegations presented. We do take any water quality complaints seriously; District personnel respond quickly and professionally to any complaint received.  The District cannot, however, comment on samples that may have been taken personally by a homeowner, as we have no way of being assured as to proper sampling technique or other factors that may affect the samples such as in-sink or whole-house filters that may be compromised.

Left Hand Water District customers can be assured their water is in full compliance with all applicable health codes, laws, and regulations, and is free from contamination.  For further information regarding the water quality of the District, please see our Consumer Confidence Report on our website:  www.lefthandwater.org/ccr.


Northern Water Conservation Gardens Fair May 16, 2015

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Everyone’s invited to attend the free, educational Northern Water Conservation Gardens Fair on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 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 30-minute garden tours starting at 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tours will 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, mystery faucet the rain maker target shoot, prizes and other kids’ activities.

For more information, see the Conservation Gardens Fair flier.

Get a preview of the numerous plants in the Conservation Gardens.

 


2015 Water Wise Gardening Classes and Conservation Newsletter

Conservation News 2015 March The District will be offering Water Wise Gardening Classes in May:  “Low Watering Gardening Made Easy.”  Four customers attending the class will have the opportunity to take home a “Garden in a Box” as a door prize raffle!  See our Classes page for details and registration.  Please also see our “Conservation News” for the latest news from the District’s Conservation Program.


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 use of our water resources and insure a future adequate water supply.

Prior to finalization of the Water Efficiency Plan, the District welcomes input from its customers.  The District shall have a 60-day public review period beginning the date of this notice through April 27, 2015.  A complete copy is on file and available for public inspection in the main District Office, 6800 Nimbus Road, Longmont, CO 80503, during regular business hours.  The draft plan can also be viewed online: 2015 Efficiency Plan Update.

All written comments are due to Christopher Smith, General Manager, prior to April 27, 2015 at 6800 Nimbus Road, Longmont, CO.

Dated the 26th day of February, 2015.


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 boxes – in the town of Niwot, next to the Bank of the West on Murray Street; or at our office drive at 6800 Nimbus Road.  For details visit our Location & Directions page.


2015 Meeting Dates Approved

The Left Hand Water District Board of Directors has approved the Regular Meeting Schedule for 2015.  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 notice containing the regular agenda, can be found on our Board of Directors page.


2013 Audited Financial Statements Available

The District’s 2013 Audited Financial Statements are now available.  


2014 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.


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.


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.