Water and Wastewater

Wastewater Plant Manager’s Spring Update

The Wastewater Project has been put on hold, awaiting rebid of the project. We have decided to add some components back into the project that we originally had talked about but did not think we could afford. But with the lower interest rates and the money available we have added the components back into the […]

Water Rates Will Increase April 1st

Council approved a water rate increase that will go into effect April 1, 2011. For well over a year now, we have discussed the need to increase water rates to keep up with costs. The fund is not breaking even and reserves are depleted. Water service is provided to residents and property owners in Salida […]

Rates to be increased for water service

A revised water rate study recently completed by the city’s engineering firm Schmueser Gordon Meyer (SGM) is now available for review. The draft study, which was made available on March 1st, indicated rates are well below the required level to pay for the cost of the plant and water system. Alternatives for increasing rates will be considered by the … more […]

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 »