Roxborough Water and Sanitation District flushing fire hydrants
The District will be conducting its annual hydrant flushing maintenance through the end of June, 2013. Read more
Plant Firewise landscapes to fight wildfire (by Keith Worley)
Hundreds of homes were lost to wildfires across Colorado last year (2012). Six homeowners lost their lives. And, home losses will continue as the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) continues to expand. What can property owners do to reduce home losses? A lot! The types of shrubs, trees, and plants around new and existing homes, and their proximity to a property, can either reduce structural ignitability or make it worse. Landscaping is a major contributor to home ignitions. Here’s what you need to know. Read entire article.
Roxborough Water aids rural county residents
Water district will begin to serve 28 homes with wells that are running dry. Read entire article featured in YourHub
Roxborough Water eyes plant replacement
District offers customers options for payment By Rhonda Moore
The Roxborough Water and Sanitation District has begun the process to build a new water treatment plant, before catastrophe strikes. Read entire article featured in the News-Press
Roxborough Water and Sanitation District to Build New Water Treatment Plant
Larry Moore, General Manager of the Roxborough Water and Sanitation District (District) announced the District is moving forward on its Master Plan to replace the original 1958-built water treatment plant (WTP) in 2013-2014. Read More
Sixth Grade Roxborough Students Test Water - Is Bottled Really Better than Tap?
It all began as a simple, but important observation. Sixth grade student Lizzie Hunt noticed a lot of discarded water bottles at her athletic events. She wondered if all those plastic bottles actually contained better quality water than her local tap water. Concerned about the environment, she asked two classmates, Abby Johannesman and Olivia LaMee, if they would be on her team’s research project for their annual science fair at the Roxborough Intermediate School. Read entire article featured in YourHub
Roxborough's Permanent Water Supply Agreement
The City of Aurora has agreed to provide a permanent water supply to the Roxborough Water and Sanitation District. This initial contract is for 90 years (with automatic 90-year renewals). In March of 2010, Aurora Mayor Edward J. Tauer and RWSD General Manager Larry Moore announced a cooperative commitment to accelerate discussions regarding Roxborough's need for a perpetual water agreement. Click here to read more (pdf)
Aurora Commits to Deliver Perpetual Water Supply for Roxborough Community
As most of you know, the Roxborough community has been provided raw (untreated) water for more than 30 years (of its 50-year agreement) from the City of Aurora. The good news is the City of Aurora has agreed to amend and extend its current long-standing water supply agreement with Roxborough Water and Sanitation District for a period of another 90 years, with automatic 90-year renewal options! Click here to read more (pdf)
Tree Care: Watering tips for new trees
The correct amount of water is the most important factor in ensuring proper tree growth. Too much water can be as damaging to a newly planted tree as too little water, so be sure to periodically check soil moisture by examining the soil in the area of the roots. Follow these recommendations to help your tree establish in the landscape.
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