Sewer System


No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connection with, or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any sewer Main or appurtenance without first obtaining a permit from the District.

Each Customer shall be responsible for maintaining that portion of the Service Line serving his property extending from the Main to each unit or building. Any leak, stoppage, or break in such Service Line will be repaired by the Customer within 72 hours, after notification of such condition by the District. If satisfactory progress toward repairing said leak, stoppage, or break has not been completed within such time period, the District shall shut off the water service until the sewer leak, stoppage, or break has been repaired; in addition, the District shall have the right to effect the repair and collect costs, plus ten percent (10%), from the Customer, which costs shall be a charge of the District and be enforceable by a perpetual lien against the property of such Customer to secure payment of such costs. In the event that the District performs an emergency repair to a Service Line, the District shall charge the owner for the cost of such emergency repair, plus ten percent (10%), and shall have and may enforce a perpetual lien against the property served for such charge as provided in these Rules and Regulations and Colorado law. If the District is unable to determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, whether a leak, stoppage, or break exists within a Main or within a Service Line, the District shall be authorized to immediately perform an Emergency Repair. In the event that the District is unable to determine whether the leak, stoppage, or break exists within a Main or Service Line, the seventy-two (72) hour notice requirement of this Section 600.02 shall not apply, and the District shall be authorized to complete the Emergency Repair. To the extent that all or any portion of such Emergency Repair is performed on a Customer’s Service Line, the District may proceed to charge and collect that portion of the cost of the Emergency Repair properly allocated to the Service Line from the Customer, which cost shall be a charge of the District and be enforceable by the perpetual lien against the property of such Customer to secure payment of such cost.

Except as hereinafter provided and as may be concurrently authorized by the Joint Authority, no person shall discharge, or cause to be discharged, to any sewer Main, any special or prohibited sewage (as hereinafter defined) or any harmful waters or wastes, whether liquid, solid, or gas, capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers, damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works, or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage system and Joint Authority's system. No water or waste shall be discharged into the District's system if such discharge would violate any Joint Authority, state, or federal law, rule, or regulation. 

This section of the Rules and Regulations shall provide the basic policies of the District for classification of wastes and for control of discharge of wastes into the sanitary sewerage system. It shall be the policy of the District to classify wastes into three main categories, termed “normal sewage,” “special sewage,” and “prohibited sewage,” as hereafter defined. The classification of wastes shall otherwise be the responsibility of the Joint Authority and shall follow any recommended procedures of the State Department of Health.

a. Normal Sewage:  Normal Sewage shall mean sewage which can be treated without pretreatment and within normal operating procedures, and which, when analyzed, shows by weight a daily average of not more than 300 parts per million of suspended solids and not more than 250 parts per million Biochemical Oxygen Demand.

b. Special Sewage: Special Sewage shall mean any sewage which does not conform to the definition for Normal Sewage, but which can be accepted by the District and Joint Authority after pretreatment by the user.

c. Prohibited Sewage:  Prohibited Sewage shall mean any of the types of sewage which are defined as such and prohibited by the Joint Authority.

Prohibited Sewage shall include, but not be limited to, clear water such as storm water, surface water, ground water, French drain discharge, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water, or industrial process waters introduced into the sewer system by means of a drainage collection system. Said drainage water is detrimental to the sewage system since it interferes with the system's volume capacity and with the biological process necessary for treatment.

The admission into the Sewage System of any Special Sewage having harmful or objectionable characteristics shall be subject to the review and approval of the Board, who may prescribe limits on the strength and character of these waters and wastes based on criteria provided by the Joint Authority. Where necessary, in the opinion of the Board, the Customer shall provide, at his expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to treat these wastes prior to discharge into the sewer Main. 

The Customer shall be responsible to provide such plans, specifications, and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment facilities as may be required to be submitted for the approval of the Joint Authority, and the State Board of Health, and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until such approval is obtained in writing. Where preliminary treatment facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the Customer, at his own expense.

No person shall maliciously, willfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any portion of the District's Sewage System.

In the event any person shall violate the provisions of this Section, the District may take all necessary steps to insure that said person shall be subject to criminal prosecution to the fullest extent provided by Colorado law. The District may, in addition, bring a civil action for trespass, conversion, destruction of property, and punitive damages.

The Manager or employees or authorized agents of the District are the sole persons authorized to make Connections on the District Mains.

Mains and Service Lines shall be constructed in accordance with Article XIV of these Rules and Regulations.