- At the recent meeting of the Board of Directors for the La Plata West Water Authority, changes to the addenda were presented and approved to the Rules and Regulations and are effective 5-9-18. The Rules and Regulations are available on the website, LPWWA.org.
- The PR Committee is currently getting logistics in order for a completion ceremony for Phase 0. Planning is also in the works for an August 4thBBQ/Meeting for the Water Users in Phase 1. Details forthcoming on both events.
- The water purchase from Animas La Plata Water Conservancy District (ALPWCD) is in the works as the specifics of payment and closing terms get worked out.
- Efforts are continuing for consideration of the “Office Property” which include many possibilities on the site such as a construction project office, staging area for the contractor, water dock location, and potential LPWWA office. Many logistics are being considered ad explored for surveys, permits, etc.
- LPWWA is always in need of help and input for our future phases. Please contact one of the board members (contact info on the website) if you can help!
• At the recent Board of Directors monthly meeting for La Plata West Water Authority (LPWWA) held on 4-11-18, the board is continuing its efforts working on policies, procedures, and resolutions relative to board administration, easements, and water user agreements. A main consideration is the obligation to provide easement for placement of the main pipeline on the property named on the water user agreement. Easements are in the critical process of being procured to meet the April 30, 2018, deadline for USDA funding.
• The LPWWA Board is finalizing the draft request for the purchase of the allocated water from ALP. This is in preparation for the ALP Board meeting in May 2018.
• The commissioning of the system to get water out of Lake Nighthorse for use by LPWWA is occuring over the next several weeks. This phase, Phase 0, is coming very close to completion.
• Other new business includes setting up to participate in the 811 Call “Before” You Dig Line Locator System. LPWWA will be notified as a utility with possible lines in the area when customers/contractors call in for verification of services in the area they are planning to disturb.
• Other new projects include a Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) effort to get up to speed on the Federal Drinking Water Standards for community water systems of this size, thus requesting the sampling plan and monthly lab analyses results for the Lake Durango Water Treatment system as specified in the entitie’s agreements.
At the January 10, 2018, monthly board meeting, the La Plata West Water Authority board members took nominations for filling the position of President currently held by Roy Horvath. The position expired when Ken Spence was nominated. Ken Spence, a member of the board since November of 2015, was nominated, voted in unanimously, and accepted the position. Other board of director positions remained intact with the current directors in place; Paul Gray as Vice President, Mardi Gebhardt as Treasurer, and Barb McCall as Secretary.
Roy Horvath served as the President of the LPWWA Board since June of 2010 subsequent to the passing of Mark Langford, who served as president of the La Plata West Water Authority of 2007, succeeding the La Plata Water Company. Mr. Horvath will continue to serve the LPWWA Board as an active board member in developing infrastructure to further the utilization of municipal and industrial water from Lake Nighthorse to to serve the western portion of La Plata County. For more information on this project, please visit the website, LPWWA.org, find us on Facebook, or call us at 970-403-5790.