Natural Gas Department

Mission Statement

The goal of City of Walsenburg Natural Gas Department is to provide reliable and safe natural gas service to our customers and ensure the safety of people residing or working near our natural gas facilities. We are committed to enhanced Public Awareness as an essential component of our natural gas safety program.

Contact Information

After Hour, Weekend, or Holiday Emergencies - Contact Dispatch at 719-738-1044

Billing and New Services - ​For questions on billing or new gas service, visit the Utility and Billing Department page or call 719-738-1240.

LOGO call 811

Call 811 BEFORE You Dig! or visit

Electric power lines, natural gas pipelines, communications lines, and other utility services could be within a few feet of the surface. For homeowners, excavating in your yard poses some risk so whether you are grading, installing sprinklers, or planting a tree we encourage you to Call 811 at least 2 days before you start any digging project. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.

Smell Gas? Report a Leak! - call the city of Walsenburg gas department at 719-738-1240 during business hours or 719-738-1044 after working hours and holidays.


Gas Department Superintendent
Art Ortiz

Gas Department Crewmembers

  • Calvin Aguirre
  • Ray Bustos
  • Derrick Omer
  • Jesse Pacheco


The City of Walsenburg owns its own Natural Gas Distribution System operated as the Walsenburg Natural Gas Enterprise and the City can provide Natural Gas at reasonable rates to anyone within the city limits or anyone along the distribution system.

We have incentives for new customers (Ordinance No. 1115). More information is available at our Utility and Billing Department page.

Budget and Financing

Natural Gas is purchased from Colorado Interstate Gas and provided through a city owned system to customers within the service area. The cost of services and operations is financed through gas distribution fees and gas supply charges generated by the utility. TABOR limits transfers into the enterprise from other sources. The City has adopted a PILT that requires the enterprise to transfer a percentage of profits to be used for the general benefit of the City.

Natural Gas Distribution System

​Walsenburg owns its own natural gas distribution system serving approximately 1400 customers.  The system consists of over 70 miles of distribution lines along with the numerous metering and regulator stations.

Gas is transmitted from Trinidad via a 33 mile long high pressure distribution line with 22 taps including providing gas service to the Town of Aguilar.

Within the City there are 28 miles of Steel Distribution Line and 10 miles of Polyethylene Distribution Line. The City of Walsenburg gas system is composed of Tar-Coat and XTRU coated steel, and DriscoPlex® PE 2406 Medium Density polyethylene