Water and Wastewater

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

Bids Requested for Water System Improvements

The City of Salida will be accepting separate sealed bids for the 2012 General Water System Improvements Project which will provide several water system improvements for the City of Salida. The work includes sealing a leaking concrete water tank, removing and replacing a valve vault access hatch, removing and replacing a water tank access ladder and […]

Disconnecting from the City’s Utility Service

When City Council repealed and reenacted Chapter 13, Municipal Utilities, of the Salida Municipal Code earlier this year, a provision was added regarding the disconnection of service. Section 13-2-210 provides that “any property owner who desires to disconnect a water or wastewater service line must give written notice to the City.” We developed a form […]

Accessory Structure Fee Deferral and Fee Suspension Agreements Available

In May of this year, City Council repealed and reenacted Chapter 13 of the Salida Municipal Code, which governs water and sewer service. The new code provided for a change in the treatment of residential properties that include both a primary and accessory structure. To reduce quarterly service charges for the account, the owners of […]

Utility Code Questions and Recent Changes Explained

The recent increase in water rates is a hot topic of discussion. The reasons for the increase were explained in articles over the past several months. This post covers some other changes to the utility code and fee schedule. I would also like to address a few of the questions that customers frequently … more »

City Requests Bids for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

The City of Salida will accept separate sealed bids at City Hall through 10:00 AM on July 15, 2011 for the upgrade of the regional wastewater treatment facility. At that time, such sealed bids will be opened and read aloud. City Hall is located at 448 E 1st Street, Suite 112. This project consists of […]

Water Plant Manager’s Spring Update

Water restrictions for the 2011 irrigation season will be on a voluntary basis. You are encouraged to follow the same restrictions that have been in place past years: • Even and odd day watering according to the address of your property • No watering between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Should you choose not to follow voluntary […]

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 […]