Water and Wastewater

City of Salida will offer self-cleaning area for portable toilets effective August 15th

Effective August 15th, the Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant will no longer provide cleaning of portable toilets. As an alternative, the plant will offer a designated area for the public to self-clean the toilets. This service is offered to provide a clean, sanitary location for private and commercial rafters to dispose of human waste and clean […]

RV/Camper Dump Station Closure

The RV/camper dump station located behind the Chamber of Commerce at 406 W Hwy 50 is closed permanently effective immediately. Anyone needing to dispose of waste from recreational vehicles can go to the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 6608 County Road 102.  Upon arrival please call the number posted on the gate for entry into the […]

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 »

Voluntary Water Restrictions

By Lonnie Oversole, Salida Water Plant Manager Water restrictions for the 2013 irrigation season will again be on a voluntary basis. Salidans are encouraged to follow the same restrictions that have been in place in past years: even address numbers water on even calendar days, odd address numbers water on odd calendar days. Also, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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New Technology at Salida WWTP

Exciting things are happening at the Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant. Recently, wastewater treatment plant staff tested the blowers and air headers in the newly constructed Activated Sludge Basins. Randy Sack, plant manager, said they ran 700,000 gallons of water through the  tanks to make sure the tanks are holding water and that the aeration system works […]

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, […]