Utilities

Emergency Water Outage

The City of Salida Public Works Department will have Park Ave from Palmer  to Hunt St closed to repair a broken service line.  During this repair some residents in the area will experience a water outage.  Crews are on site and will be working to get water restored as quickly as possible.  Any questions can […]

Utility Bills to be Mailed July 1st

Due to our software system conversion, second quarter water and sewer bills will be printed a day behind schedule.  Customers should expect to receive their bills no later than the end of next week (or by July 5th). If you have any questions, please give us a call at 719-530-2622 or email utilities@cityofsalida.com. more »

Utility Billing will switch to new Software System

For the past several months, City of Salida employees have been working to implement a new “enterprise” software system from Tyler Technologies. The project encompasses many aspects of the City’s operations, and specific software applications are gradually being phased into service. The next major step will be using the new system to produce the … more […]

Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report for 2013

The City of Salida 2012 calendar year Drinking Water Quality Report has been released. The report finds no violations or formal enforcement actions. Any questions? Please contact Lonnie Oversole, Water Plant Director at 719-539-6721 Water consumer report more »

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 […]

Customers Encouraged to Check for Water Leaks

In an effort to increase customer service and elevate environmental responsibility, the Salida Utilities Department is mailing over 200 letters this week notifying customers of potential leaks that could be wasting water and driving up their quarterly bill. An advantage of the new meters that were recently installed is the ability for Public Works to […]

Quarterly Billing Will Remain; Summer Sewer Usage Charge May Change

As was recently reported in the Mountain Mail, staff spoke to the City Council during the May 15 work session about the pros and cons of a switch from quarterly to monthly utility billing. This topic has been dropped due to a lack of direction from Council to pursue the change. The second topic, also discussed […]

Additional Water Bill Questions Addressed

This article is a follow up to one posted May 8th to address questions from a citizen about water bills. After responding to the initial six questions City staff received another five questions, which are addressed below. Readers may need to refer back to that May 8th post for the context of some of … more […]

City Responds to Water Bill Questions

A group of citizens attended the May 1st City Council meeting and brought with them a list of questions about Salida’s water bills and funds. We are posting these questions along with the City’s responses for all members of the community to read in an effort toward greater transparency about the billing methodology. In addition, […]

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