New Subscriptions Temporarily Suspended

The LPWWA Board has temporarily suspended all new subscriptions until further notice.

With the completion of Phase 1 fast approaching, the Board decided during its 9/11/19 regular meeting to temporarily suspend all new subscriptions until further notice.  Please contact us if you are interested in a subscription as we are actively taking the contact information of potential new customers in an effort to coordinate future infill and extensions of the system.  While we are very excited to begin planning for future extension areas, we are just not able to accommodate new subscriptions at this time being in the latter stages of construction.

Please contact LPWWA at lpwwaboard@gmail.com or call ‭(970) 403-5790‬ with any questions regarding the temporary suspension of subscriptions or to have your contact information recorded for future infill and extensions.

Board Vacancies


LPWWA Board Vacancies

The LPWWA Board of Directors are appointed by Animas La Plata Water Conservancy District (ALPWCD) and La Plata West Water Conservancy District (LPWCD).  Each District appoints three seats on the Board on staggered terms.  Directors appointed by the LPWCD shall reside within the boundaries the LPWCD.  Directors appointed by ALPWCD do not have residency requirements.  The Directors so appointed appoint a seventh Director. Directors serve terms of three years, with a Director serving at the pleasure of the governing body appointing such Director. 

Three seats on the La Plata West Water Authority Board are coming up for consideration. One will be an appointee by the LPWCD for a three year term, ending in November of 2022 (who must reside within the LPWCD boundaries). The ALPWCD will be making an appointment for a three year term ending in November of 2022 and an appointment to complete a two year term that will end in November of 2021.

ALPWCD Seat opening Information
One current Board member is resigning from the Board, effective as of the end of November 2019. Applicants for this position will be completing the two remaining years of the current term for that appointment. 

One ALPWCD appointee whose term expires this year will be re-applying to stay on the Board, but applications by other potential appointees are still welcome.

Prospective ALPWCD appointees should send a cover letter and a short bio outlining their interest and experience in water and development of the rural domestic water system to the following:

Send via email to alpwcd@gmail.com.

or via regular mail to:
Animas La Plata Water Conservancy District, 841 E 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

Please also copy LPWWA via email to lpwwa.board@gmail.com or via regular mail to: La Plata West Water Authority, PO Box 631, Durango, CO 81302   

LPWCD Seat Opening Information

The LPWCD appointee whose term expires this year is currently undecided about requesting re-appointment at this time, so we are looking for a replacement for this seat.

Prospective LPWCD appointees (who must reside within the boundaries of the LPWCD) should send a cover letter and a short bio outlining their interest and experience in water and development of the rural domestic water system. These should be sent as follows:

Send via email to lpwcd99@gmail.com .

or via regular mail to: La Plata Water Conservancy District, PO Box 71, Marvel, CO 81329

Please also copy LPWWA via email to lpwwa.board@gmail.com or via regular mail to: La Plata West Water Authority, PO Box 631, Durango, CO 81302   

Additional information

Applications for the three LPWWA Board of director’s seats must be received by Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 
Current Board members with term ending dates and appointing districts can be found at www.lpwwa.org under the Contacts tab. 

For those interested in these positions and what is involved in serving on the Board, please contact Roy Horvath, current Board President via phone at 970-749-1181 or email at horvath.r.lpwwa@gmail.com for more information on what is involved and expected in serving on the LPWWA Board.

Phase 1-Manager-Office Update

Phase 1 Project Update– Nearly all of the 8” pipeline is in place from the storage tank location to a point at the northern portion of Kline as of early August. The lateral lines down CR 126 and 129 are partially installed and work continues. A subcontractor who is doing the bores under roads and ditches has been working ahead of the pipeline contractor. No meter pits have been set at this time and the general contractor will be coming back to install these at locations that have been staked after consultation with subscribers. The tank contractor has constructed the roadway into the tank site, poured the foundation for the tank and begun assembly of the tank, which should progress fairly quickly. 

Manager-The LPWWA Board is very pleased to announce that we have engaged Renee Lewis as our General Manager. Renee comes to us with nearly 7 years of experience at the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District and has much experience in project management and water system operations, along with a strong legal background.

LPWWA Office– The LPWWA Board is also very thankful for the donation of a slightly less than two acre parcel at the north edge of Kline, which will be a location for our office, which we hope to have set up by sometime this fall. We will start with a construction office trailer and donated office furniture and equipment to provide the functionality we need at as low of a cost as possible. We are also considering options and looking at funding options for a water fill station at that location as well.