- August 8thboard meeting was spent working on the construction bid for Phase 1. It was determined that more negotiations were needed to get the project within budget. Bartlett & West will continue talks.
- August 20thboard meeting was productive with the awarding of the construction contract for Phase 1 Schedule 1. Schedule 1 will consist of the building of the pipeline and schedule 2 is for the tank. We have applied for grant(s) funds for Schedule 2 through USDA.
- With Phase 0 – screens still need to be installed on intake pipes in Lake Nighthorse. They are expected to be installed by October 31, 2018.
- The board is still studying our next steps for future phases. Anyone is welcome to help with this process by working with Future Phases committee. Please contact Ken Spence if you are interested at 970-759-7082.
On July 25, 2018, La Plata West Water Authority proudly held the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commensurate completion of the Phase 0 Raw Water Project. The ceremony was held at the Booster Pump Station located on County Road 210, at the entrance to the access road for the raw water intake structure at Lake Nighthorse. The event was attended by 32 guests all celebrating their efforts in making the project possible and come to fruition. Members of the LPWWA Board, Roy Horvath and Mardi Gebhardt, thanked everyone and provided pertinent information of the project.
Click here to see an article in the Durango Herald on 7/7/18 titled “Lake Nighthorse water makes it to western La Plata County”
• At the recent meeting of the Board of Directors for the La Plata West Water Authority, there was JOY within the committee when announced that the Phase I construction loan was opened on June 14th, this is the beginning of our waterline to Southwest La Plata County.
• The PR Committee is currently looking for an official name for the Intake Structure location at Lake Nighthorse, something that could indicate additional names that would show the different phases as the project grows.
• Meetings with the fire department, sheriff’s department and the Durango police department have taken place to insure that security is covered at the intake structure along with the security cameras we have in place at Lake Nighthorse.
• A new committee has been formed to look at a manager and/or bookkeeper for LPWWA waterline project to determine which direction this position should take along with a job description. This committee will report back in July.
• LPWWA is always in need of help and input for our future phases. Please contact one of the board members here if you can help!