What's New From Left Hand Water District

Unplanned Water Outage – N. 79th Street (9/3/2015 4:00pm)

The District has been working to repair a leak on a water line on N. 79th Street between Lookout Road and Highway 52.  Some customers may be without water or have very low water pressure during the repair.  At this time we do not have a timeframe for the repair, but crews are working diligently and will continue to do so until water service is restored.

Office Holiday Closure

The Left Hand Water District’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015, in observance of Labor Day.

2014 Audited Financial Statements Available

2015 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

The Left Hand Water District Consumer Confidence Report for Water Treated in Calendar Year 2014 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.

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.

The District’s Board of Directors adopted the Plan at the Regular meeting of the Board on May 21, 2015.  A complete copy is on file and available to the public 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.


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.

2015 Conservation Newsletter

Conservation News 2015 MarchPlease see our “Conservation News” for the latest news from the District’s Conservation Program.

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.

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.