Water

The Town’s drinking water comes from the Pine River and is treated & maintained by the Town’s Public Works Department. There is approximately 15.5 miles of water distribution lines that service the Town & its residents. Current treatment capacity is 1.3 million gallons per day and plant operation requires a Class B license. The Town currently has a Class A operator & a Class C operator on staff for the day-to-day operations of the Water Treatment Facility. The Town currently has 1.7 million gallons worth of water storage capacity. The Town Board adopted a policy to maintain 1,000 gallons of water storage per household per day in order to ensure adequate water availability for fire fighting, drought reserve, & minor river contamination due to forest fires or soil run-offs. The Town is also in process of constructing another 250,000 gallon storage tank that will be located at a higher elevation in order to service the subdivisions that are located in the higher areas of Town, and also to improve the water pressure to some of the homes that are currently serviced by the existing tanks.

Water Monthly Rates -

Minimum: 6,000 6001 - 15,000 15,001 - 30,000
30,001 - 50,000
50,001+ (Gallons)

Residential
(Per Thousand Gallons) $26.25 $3.25 $4.00 $4.50 $5.00

Commercial
(Per Thousand Gallons) $29.25 $3.50 $4.00 $4.25 $4.75

A late fee of 5% per account shall be assessed on any bill which is not paid by the due date. Any bill which is carried for more than two consecutive billing cycles will receive a door tag as a reminder to pay by a certain date. If the bill is not paid by the date on the door tag, the resident’s water will be shut off and a turn-off/turn-on penalty of $15.00 will be assessed on their next utility bill in addition to any late fees and past due amounts. All of these amounts must be paid prior to reestablishment of service.

Water Tap Fees -
A Tap fee is assessed for any water connection made to any of the water lines or mains owned by the Town of Bayfield, Colorado. Tap fees are paid at the time of building permit for all new construction.

Water Tap Prices -

3/4" $6,600.00 Secondary Irrigation System: $4,445.00
1" $11,750.00 Secondary Irrigation System: $7,915.00
1 1/4" $18,350.00 Secondary Irrigation System: $12,360.00
1 1/2" $26,400.00 Secondary Irrigation System: $17,780.00
2" $37,900.00 Secondary Irrigation System: $31,600.00

Subdivisions with Secondary Irrigation Systems -

Clover Meadows
Sunrise Estates
Cinnamon Heights
Dove Ranch Phase 1
Fox Farm Village

Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Control -

In adherence to Colorado's regulations, the Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control program protects the public water system from cross-connection contamination by requiring customers to:
•Install containment devices on water services feeding specific types of properties, such as commercial buildings and multi-residential units.
•Test containment devices after initial installation and annually thereafter to make sure they are functioning properly.
•Submit completed test reports to Town of Bayfield, Town Hall 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield, CO 81122.

Affected customers are notified by postal mail of required device installation and testing. It is the customer's responsibility to hire a qualified professional to install and test a device. Unless otherwise specified, customers should always install a Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) device.

For More Details On This Matter Please contact Town Hall at 970-884-9544 For The Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Control Manual

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