Water and Wastewater

Re-writing the Salida Municipal Code

The City has begun a project to re-write the Salida Municipal Code. The primary goals of this project are two-fold – increase the relevance of the code by removing obsolete regulations and improve the city’s operating efficiency. Before approving the 2011 budget, the City Council asked staff to review the work performed in each department. […]

Wastewater Safety Award, Project Update

The City of Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant Project has been advertised for bids. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held at 10:00 A.M. on November 5, 2010 at City Hall and then at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  There were 7 contractors in attendance, with a total of 24 people.  Bids will be received by the City […]

Advertisement for bids – 2.7 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility

Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Salida for the construction of a 2.7 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility. Please note that the City issued an addendum to this request for bids on November 12th to extend the deadline until 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 9th at which time the sealed bids will … 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 »

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 »

Notice of the Availability of an Environmental Assessment

As required by the National Environmental Policy Act and agency regulations, the Rural Utilities Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment that evaluated the potential environmental effects and consequences of the proposed waste water treatment facility upgrade. This notice announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment for public review and comment.

Watering Restrictions and Other Information

The following water restrictions will be in effect for the 2010 irrigation season. Beginning April 15, 2010, and running through October 15, 2010, outside watering between 10.00 am. And 4.00 pm will not be permitted on any day. The even, odd watering days stay in place, as they do year round. This means if the […]

WasteWater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Status of Wastewater Plant Upgrade The Salida WWTP has received site application approval from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. SGM the cities engineers along with Finance Manager Jan Schmidt and Administrator Jack Lewis are currently working with USDA Rural Development to obtain financing for the project which will include a combination of low […]