Progress Continues on the Northern Delivery System
The Northern Delivery System (NDS) continues to make progress in the design and permitting phase, and we expect construction on the final phases to start as early as spring of 2023. Currently, we are conducting a series of community meetings to help finalize the route of the pipeline, and we are working to obtain the necessary easements and permits.
The proposed NDS is a major project that will interconnect Colorado Springs Utilities water distribution system with various northern El Paso County water providers that include the Triview Metropolitan District and Forest Lakes Metropolitan District. Other potential partners include the Town of Monument, and the Donala Water and Sanitation District. This project will deliver up to 4 million gallons of water per day to the northern entities.
The $21.7 million dollar project continues to move forward according to plan and is a cost-effective means to deliver previously purchased water rights and reusable wastewater return flows to many of the project participants. Triview is the project sponsor and is overseeing the design and permitting process. You can always find the latest information about the NWDS on the Triview website.
Watering Restrictions Began May 1
With warmer weather here and the really hot weather not far behind, we want to remind all homeowners of our annual May 1 – Sept. 30 watering restrictions.
- 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 between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m.
Track Water Usage in Real-Time with New Water Meters
With demand for water peaking in the summer months, now is a good time to upgrade your water meter if you haven’t already done so. The new meters and installation are FREE to homeowners and can help you save money. Homeowners can track water usage in real-time using a downloadable app, allowing you to quickly detect excessive water usage or a possible leak.
- It typically takes 20-30 minutes to replace the meter, which will done by trained district staff.
- Homeowners need to be present because the water meters are located in basements.
- There is no cost to the homeowners – the replacement and installation are FREE.
- To schedule an appointment, call 719-488-6868 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Triview Board of Directors
In the last newsletter, we explained the critical role that the Triview Metro District board of directors plays in the oversight of the district. The five volunteer board members are elected by residents to serve four-year terms.
We previously introduced you to board members James Barnhart and Mark Melville, and this month we are profiling Anthony Sexton and James Otis.
Anthony is a Colorado native who has lived in the district for about 10 years. His knowledge and expertise as the manager and operator of a local, family-owned lawncare and landscaping company is invaluable to the Triview Metro District board. His favorite part of being a Triview board member is the interaction with the community while implementing projects that benefit the whole community. He’s passionate about the work that the district staff and the board are doing to acquire renewable water resources and bring those resources home to Triview’s homes and businesses.
James Otis is a government employee for the Defense Contract Management Agency. An Army Cavalry veteran, his background is in Logistics Operations and Water Purification & Distribution. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Denver and is a Certified Small Business Mentor. In his spare time, he researches the quality of Colorado’s “solid” water reserves at such locations as Monarch Mountain, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge and Vail.
James’ priorities have recently pivoted from long-term water and asset management to developing regional partnerships. James believes that Triview Metro District’s residents will benefit if government entities in northern El Paso County come together to develop long-term sustainment plans that will benefit all residents.
In the short-term, James is focusing more on educational outreach and helping Triview residents understand where (and why) more than half of their tax dollars go outside the district. He also wants to highlight the incredible gains that have occurred within the district over the past five years and to include local and regional awards for the district’s accomplishments.
The Triview board meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Triview office located at 16055 Old Forest Point, Suite 302, in Monument. The calendar and agendas for upcoming meetings are posted on the website. Minutes from each meeting are also posted there.
Wildfires continue to be an increasing threat to communities throughout Colorado, and the Triview Metro District is no exception. Earlier this spring, district staff performed extensive fire mitigation work in the areas around Promontory Point and The Sanctuary. We removed underbrush and lifted pine tree branches so that they’re at least 10 feet off the ground.
We encourage all residents to also take steps to help protect their homes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created a checklist that is available to Triview homeowners that offers practical tips for protecting your home. Those tips include:
- Remove vegetation and other combustible materials that are within 30 feet of your home.
- Use noncombustible materials for decks and other outside areas.
- Cover attic vents with wire mesh material to prevent embers from entering the house.