Public Works

City of Salida Frost Gauges

The City of Salida maintains four frost gauges around town due to water meters freezing in the past. The meters are located at the Salida Rec Center, Touber Building, Public Works Department and across from the Water Treatment Plant. The City is conducting this monitoring in order to better understand at what level frost becomes […]

Snow Removal Info from Public Works

It seems appropriate to write about snow removal this first week of the meteorological winter. We certainly have experienced snow this last week, and I thank everyone for their patience. Snow events are never the same. We adjust differently to each one depending on how wet or dry the snow is,  if there is ice […]

Request to Run Water Prompts Council to Cap Residential Water Usage Charges

During their regular meeting on January 22, the Salida City Council set a cap on water usage charges paid by residential customers that will be effective for the first quarter billing cycle. The decision was made in light of the number of water meters that are freezing, which stops service to the home. Customers are […]

Are you interested in learning more about your household water use?

City of Salida water customers interested in learning more about their household water use can “check out” a monitoring device from the public works department. The water meter monitor mounts magnetically to your refrigerator or stove and enables you to track your water usage. For example, you could check the meter reading immediately before and […]

In Retrospect: Haz Mat Disposal & Code Red

By Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk Salida Fire Department personnel responded to a hazardous materials spill at about 9 p.m. June 7 in the alley area of 11th and D Streets after a resident dumped a gallon of undiluted malathion, an organophosphate insecticide, in the alley. A total of 18 city employees were at the […]

Salida Celebrates Change and Success in 2011

The citizens of Salida have much to celebrate this holiday season.  Despite the sluggish economy, the City has continued to provide a high level of basic services and to complete a number of exciting projects and improvements around the City in 2011. In addition to the routine maintenance of streets, parks and facilities that the […]

Lights Off Downtown

The stars may seem a little brighter in downtown Salida for the next few nights.  Xcel Energy has temporarily turned off the cobra lights in downtown at the request of the City.  This has been done in order to test the level of lighting in the downtown area.  The cobra lights will be turned back […]

New Utility Code Nears Completion

A significant project is underway at the city. Over the next several months, we will re-write the Salida Municipal Code. The water and wastewater utilities chapter is the first to be addressed. The ordinance adopting the revised code will be presented to city council on April 19 for approval on first reading. Changes of most […]

What do I do about my water if I am leaving for the winter?

If you are leaving for the winter, Public Works will come to your residence and turn you water off and on for one time free per year. You also have the option of having them take your meter out and placing it in the bottom of the meter pit. Shutting your water off … more »

How do I register my dog / cat with the City?

The City of Salida no longer requires dog or cat licenses. A voluntary registration program is available through the Arkansas Valley Humane Society if you wish to register your pet. Being included in AVHS’s database can help reconnect you with your pet in the event he or she is ever lost. The City’s registration requirement was […]

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