Water and Wastewater

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, […]

Property Owners Encouraged to Read the Municipal Utilities Code

A letter is being sent to all realty offices with addresses listed in the City of Salida as a proactive step toward improving communication about water and wastewater services in Salida. In the spirit of “being open for business,” the staff at the City would like to help the real estate community better serve their […]

Voluntary Water Restrictions

By Lonnie Oversole, Water Plant Manager Water restrictions for the 2012 irrigation season will again be on a voluntary basis. Citizens are encouraged to follow the same restrictions that had been in place in past years, which includes even/odd day watering and no watering between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Should you choose not to […]

Water and Sewer Bills Mailed Out Today

Once every three months, that dreaded bill arrives! This post addresses a few details about the water and sewer billing process. Bills are mailed on the last day of each quarter and payment is due one month later. Charges are for a three-month period but are often compared to monthly rates in other places. Salida’s