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4/21/17 – Phase 1 USDA Funding update

La Plata West Water Authority (LPWWA) is pleased to announce the commitment of a long term loan and grant funding from USDA Rural Development for the Phase 1 portion of the water project.  The letter of conditions defining the terms of the funding includes a list of requirements to be completed within 6 months, and prior to bidding of the project.  This phase will bring water to subscribers who have already submitted subscription fees, with the ability for additional signups to occur, which will help lower monthly costs for everyone on the system. For updates keep visiting our website at, facebook or contact us at 970-403-5790


Now that this project is on its way, can you still get into Phase 1? YES, you can! Tap fees cost $10,000 right now. The more households that sign up, the less it will cost for everyone for the monthly charges. For more information on how to sign up and to see if you are eligible please call (970) 403-5790.  Water User Agreement  can be found here .

9/14/16 – Phase 1 Update

Phase 1 is moving right along too! We have submitted our application with USDA for a loan to complete this phase of the project. We expect to hear back from USDA in late September, and we expect to get a letter of conditions that will list items we must accomplish before the loan to build the system is finalized. This is normal in the process to have things to complete in order to move forward. Most of the time they are very minor items that are normally required in construction projects. We, at this point, do not expect any major issues. If all goes as planned, we will be going out to bid for a construction contractor for Phase 1 in the Spring of 2017. We do know, at this time, that the USDA engineers have approved the Phase 1 design portion of the application.

Time Table/Map

Phase StepsStart DateDate Completed
Walking Survey PermissionNow – ASAP Done
Preliminary DesignProgressing Done
Project Funding ActivitiesSubmitting to USDA Early June Done
Easement AcquisitionProgressing 
Collect Half the Tap FeeNow – 6/30/15 Done
Collect Remaining Half Tap Fee7/1/15 -12/31/15 Done
Final DesignProgressing 6/17 Expected
BiddingSummer 2017 
ConstructionFall 2017 

Phase 1 Map

The green squares on this map show the properties that have signed up for Phase 1. 

LaPlata West Commited Users

The purple circles on the map below are properties that could still sign up for a Subscription (TAP) but are not yet signed up.  If you are inside the red boundary or maybe even very close to it and would like to sign up please call (970) 403-5790.  

LPWWA_Phase1 Project Area_06102016

Current Construction Activities

Information when Constructions Starts


Pictures coming when Construction starts.