Rates were increased 4% on January 5, 2021 to reflect increases in operating costs. The rates remained the same for 2014, 2015 and 2016 then increased 4% each year. Water and sewer charges are based on per-gallon usage. There is a minimum charge of $47.35. The rate for 3300 gallons (or less) in a month is charged at a conservation rate and usage over 3300 gallons is charged at a higher rate.
To see how Mountain Water and Sanitation District's base rates and tap fees compare to other local districts, view the Rate Comparison document
Mountain Water and Sanitation District has developed rules and regulations regarding water and sewer operations, including usage, connecting to and disconnecting from the system. A comprehensive booklet containing all district rules and regulations is available for inspection in the district office, 12365 Highway 285. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 303-838-1800.
Outside watering is prohibited in Kings Valley by water court ruling. The decree issued in 1983 by Colorado District Court, Water Division, granting MWSD water rights, states, "The District shall enact and enforce rules and regulations prohibiting outside irrigation, street cleaning and car washing. Said rules and regulations may not be modified without prior approval of this Court." Garden hoses connected to hose spigots are not permitted.
The reading on the inside meter indicates actual water used, and if a discrepancy is found, the homeowner will be responsible for paying any additional usage fees based on the inside meter reading.
Inpection of Property
The district has the right to enter the property or structure served by the district for meter inspection, emergency service or other good cause related to District operations. Good cause, includes, for example,endpoint and meter repairs, inspection of curb stop valves, and routine inspection of meter accuracy inside homes.
Prohibition on Discharges
No person shall discharge to the public sewers pollutants or toxic materials, including:
- Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
- Any waters containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases.
- Water or waste containing corrosive properties.
- Solid or viscous substances that could cause obstruction to the flow of sewers.
- Paint or stain products of any quantity other than from cleaning of brushes.
Standard Residential Service Rates
|Mountain Water & Sewer Services||Cost of Services|
|Availability of Service, Vacant Lot, Monthly||$30|
|Tap Fee- Water Service||$14,500|
|Tap Fee- Sewer Service||$14,500|
|Capital Improvement Fee||$14,500|
|Connection Fee- Water||$200|
|Connection Fee- Sewer||$200|
|Turn on/off Fee||$25|
|Transfer Service (one-time fee to seller)||$50|
|Process Shut-Off Letter||$50|
|Process New Service Application||$50|
|Process County Certification||$125|
|Contractor License Fee/Renewal||$100|
|Service Line Inspection||$50|
|Rules and Regulations Copy||$13|
|Copies||25 cents per side|
|Legal and enginering fees for property development service agreements, etc.||Actual Cost|
Our community's water meters are read each month. Please contact our office for any additional information.
Average Billing Examples
|Gallons Used in 30-Day Month||Water and Sewer Charge|
|Average Penalty Rates & Charges||Amount|
|Late charge on unpaid balance of full service and availability bills||$15.00|
|NSF Check, First Return||Bank Charge + $25|
|Bad Check, Second Return||Bank Charge +$50|
|Prohibited plumbing or device (e.g. bypasses, unmetered water lines)||$1,000|
|First rules and regulation violation||$50|
|Second rules and regulation violation||$250|
|Third rules and regulation violation||$500 + water shutoff|
|Penalty on unpaid tap and CIF||10 percent immediate penalty and 1 percent interest shall accrue monthly|