Pinewood Springs Water
District News


July, 2018       

Due to the high temperatures, lack of rain, and higher than normal usage, the level of the Little Thompson is dropping. Please be mindful of your daily usage, conserving whenever possible.

There seems to be some confusion about the reservoir and outside water usage. Just because the reservoir is full, does not mean the no outside watering rule goes away. The Water-Augmentation Plan granted by the State of Colorado will always be in effect. It is that document that states the residents of Pinewood Springs may NOT use any treated water outside. This includes any activity that requires you hook a hose to an outside faucet, such as yard watering, car washing, deck washing, and so on. Water is, and will continue to be, a very precious commodity. Please visit our website at to see a complete copy of the Pinewood Springs Water Augmentation Plan and the Districtís Rules & Regulations.

 Next Water Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fire Station Community Room. To be included on the next agenda, call Gabi at 823-5345.



This is an excerpt from an article published by another water district regarding a simple toilet leak fix. 

Did you know that your toilet accounts for almost 40 percent of the water you use indoors?  Studies have shown that one in five toilets leak. That means that those toilet leaks can waste lots of water and cause higher water bills. A silent toilet leak can waste more than 50 gallons or more of water a day. Some of these leaks will empty directly into your septic system without any sign of water running in the toilet bowl. If you think you have a toilet leak, try this suggestion to see if you can easily fix the leak yourself, or call a plumber. 

To test your toilet for leaks, remove the lid of the toilet tank. Drop a tiny bit of food coloring into the tank and wait 15 minutes. If color appears in the toilet bowl, then you have a leak. One of the most common culprits of leaks is the flapper or flush valve. It may not be seating properly on the valve seat, or it may need replacement. This is typically the cause of running toilets. Over time the valveís rubber material deteriorates because it is constantly under water. If you gently rub the valve and get streaks on your fingers, you should replace the valve now. For more information, go to


The Board of Directors would like to remind everyone that the dam and reservoir area is off limits to the general public. Please do not hike up or allow your children to play around the damís steep slope! As required by the State, the area has been seeded with native grasses to support the Preble Mouse habitat that has been established in the reservoir area. Drive up Estes Park Estates Drive for a nice overall view of the reservoir.

Once again a reminder, if your house is vacant, please have the water turned off at the meter and possibly prevent costly leaks and meter damage. 

The Water District's address is: 183 Cree Court
Lyons, CO,  80450