Utilities

I am leaving for the winter, what can I do to stop my meter from freezing?

The Public Works Department will turn off/turn on your water one time per year for free. If you are leaving for the winter you have the option of turning your water off and having the meter placed in the bottom of the pit. This action will stop your usage fees but not the … more »

Public Hearing: Amendment to 2003 Enterprise Fund Loan

A public hearing will be held during the City Council meeting on September 21, 2010 regarding an amendment to a 2003 Water Loan. The City submitted a letter to the Colorado Water Resources & Power Development Authority requesting an amendment to the terms of the 2003 Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Loan Agreement. Specifically, the […]

Public Hearing: Debt Issuance for Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

A public hearing will be held during the City Council Meeting on September 21, 2010 regarding the financing of a major upgrade to the wastewater treatment facility. Please see more information under the “Projects” section of this website. more »

USDA Rural Development Awards Funding for Wastewater Treatment Plant

Colorado Rural Development State Director Jim Isgar will be in Salida September 9 to award the City with a $14,719,000 loan and grant combination for their wastewater treatment plant.  “This system will provide a long term solution for both Poncha Springs and Salida and allow the two communities to create a more economical and efficient system,” […]

Is bottled water better than tap water?

Tap water is subject to stricter federal standards and testing. Water used for bottling is required to be analyzed for bacteria only once a week. However, 70% of the bottled water sold in the U.S. is packaged and sold in the same state, making it exempt from this federal regulation. more »

Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact

The USDA has determined that the City’s proposal for upgrading the wastewater treatment facility will not have a significant effect on the environment.

Does Salida have watering restrictions?

Outside watering between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm is strongly discouraged. Watering during the heat of the day is less efficient than at cooler times. You will lose up to 50% of the water to evaporation watering in the middle of the day. The City adopted a Water Conservation Plan in … more »

How do I pay my utilities bill?

Mail or bring your payment (cash or check) to City Hall, located at 448 East First Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201. A payment drop box is located outside the main entrance to City Hall (near the riverside). We also encourage customers to sign up for automatic payment processing. If you need a copy of your […]