New Members Join Triview Board
The Triview Metro District is governed by a Board of Directors elected by residents. The two newest members of the Triview Metro District board of directors, Amanda Carlton and Jason Gross, were officially sworn in on May 18.
Amanda Carlton is a Colorado native who grew up in the Colorado Springs area, but left for school and then worked in Melbourne, Florida. Amanda, her husband and three children returned to Colorado in 2020 and have made Monument their home. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a master’s in Systems Engineering, and an MBA. Amanda brings extensive experience as an engineer and is looking forward to focusing on the district’s priorities: securing renewable water resources, maintaining our open spaces and parks, and maximizing our tax dollars to the fullest extent.
Jason Gross moved to Monument in 2016 knowing this would be his last stop in his 24-year Air Force career. He and his wife have four children, and chose Monument because of the schools, great outdoors and small-town feel. As he looks foward to the end of his military career and no longer moving from place to place, he’s excited about the opportunity to serve his local community in a meaningful way. Jason’s work experience in systems integration, combined with his management skills, will help the district with its focus on long-term sustainable water supplies, maintaining our streets and open spaces, and ensuring taxes are kept as low as possible and spent appropriately.
The district thanks outgoing board members Marco Fiorito and James Otis for all of their hard work and dedication to serving our community for the past eight years.
Sign Up Now to Join the 85% of Homeowners Who Have Installed Free Smart Water Meters
We have now installed new smart digital water meters in more than 85% of the homes in our district. The water meters are FREE to homeowners and can help you save money by better understanding your water usage.
The meters are compatible with a downloadable app allowing you to monitor water usage in real time. Having access to this data can help detect costly leaks faster and track excessive water use in real time, helping you manage costs and be good stewards of this precious resource.
Every resident is required to upgrade to the new water meters, and we encourage the remaining 15% of homeowners to contact us immediately to schedule an appointment. The installation only takes 20-30 minutes and is performed by our trained staff. To schedule an appointment, call 719-488-6868 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have some good news to share about Agate Park as a follow-up to our update in the April newsletter. For those who may not be familiar, the trail connection to Homeplace Ranch and Agate Park was torn up in preparation for Segment C of the Northern Delivery System. Once the ground was thawed, the team went to work installing new irrigation and adding hundreds of plants, including ornamental grasses along the trail. Grass has been planted in the park and a new ADA-compliant concrete walkway from the end of Agate Creek down to the trail was also installed. It should all be completed by late June.
Progress Continues on Latest Northern Delivery System; Updates Available via New Website
We continue to make significant progress on the Northern Delivery System (NDS) that will bring renewable water to Triview and Forest Lakes customers. We have been updating residents on the progress of the system via this newsletter, a series of public meetings, and our website.
The NDS is a critical piece of infrastructure that will help us transition from dependence on nonrenewable Denver Basin groundwater to creating our own water delivery system connecting our community to renewable water rights we have acquired. Once it is completed and fully operational, we expect that 80% to 90% of our water will come from renewable water sources, rather than relying on nonrenewable groundwater.
New Website Offers Weekly Construction Updates on the Northern Delivery System
We are excited to share that Triview and Kiewit have teamed up to create a dedicated website to keep residents even more informed about the latest developments — www.triviewnds.com. The site provides background information about the project, including maps of areas that will be impacted and the project’s timeline. It also offers a weekly project update directly from Kiewit. You can also sign up on the website to automatically receive these weekly updates via email.
We have completed Segment B1 and are finishing Segment B2. We have also begun the installation of a 1,550-foot bore along the north property line of the Sanctuary Point subdivision, which we anticipate will be finished by the third week of June. Maps showing those locations are on the new website at www.triviewnds.com.
Additionally, we are in the process of obtaining an easement for the booster pump station that will help drive the system. It will be capable of propelling 4 million gallons of water per day, which is more than enough to meet the district’s projected needs. It will be located on Highway 83 near old Northgate Road. Construction is expected to begin in July; however, the district has already begun acquiring long-lead items for the proposed pump station. We have also acquired the necessary licenses and leases from Colorado Springs Utilities that gives us access to their tank site for the pump station.
One of the most important long-term issues facing our district is access to water, and this project ensures that our community will have access to the reliable, high-quality renewable water sources for our residents, while at the same time, reducing our dependency on nonrenewable Denver Basin groundwater.
As we’re heading into the hot, dry summer months, residents are reminded that Triview Metro District has watering restrictions that went into effect May 1
and continue through September 30 every year.
- For homes with odd-numbered addresses, watering is allowed between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- For homes with even-numbered addresses, watering is allowed between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
- No watering is allowed on Sundays.
Flowers, gardens and any new plants may be hand-watered or watered via drip system any day of the week.