Tower and 104th Ave. Increased Hardness Updates

Hardness Update June 28, 2017

The district's water line near 104th and Tower Rd. was put back into service June 24, 2017. The district's water line has been flushed out several times, and all valves have been turned on. Water from the Denver Water line should be reaching areas in Reunion and Southlawn. You might need to adjust your water softeners and/or filtration systems.

The district's water line was shut-down due to the Tower Rd. widening project. Work on the Tower Rd widening project that involves the water line has been completed. We do not anticipate the need for future shut-downs of this line during the Tower Rd. project. If future shut-downs are necessary they will be communicated promptly via this page. 

Hardness Update March 29, 2017

Contractors will shut down the district's water line near 104th and Tower Rd. on Monday, April 24th, 2017. This line is scheduled to be out of service until June 23rd, 2017. The shut- down will not interrupt water service to customers.

Previous shutdown of this line resulted in concerns due to increased water hardness in the area of Tower and 104th. Hardness-related changes were most noticeable in the Southlawn and Parkside communities. Changes in water hardness could result in increased fixture scaling, reduced lathering of soap and spots on dishes and glassware. Customers in the area with a softening system should adjust their softener as needed due to this change.

This shut-down is necessary for water line work associated with the Tower Rd. widening project. As with any construction, the schedule is weather-dependent. The line will be turned back on earlier if potable water line improvements for the Tower Rd. Widening project are completed ahead of schedule. Any schedule changes or shut-down period extensions will be communicated promptly via this update page.

Hardness Update February 7, 2017
Contractors will shut down the district's water line near 104th and Tower Rd. on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017. Previous shutdown of this line resulted in concerns due to increased water hardness in the area of Tower and 104th. The shut- down will not interrupt water service in the area. Changes in water hardness should be minimal due to the the short duration (6-8 hours) of the shut- down. 
This shut-down is necessary for construction safety reasons related to water line work associated with the Tower Rd. widening project. As with any construction, the schedule is weather-dependent. Any schedule changes or shut-down period extensions will be communicated promptly via this update page. 

Hardness Update January 3, 2017

The water line that was shut down for the Tower Rd. widening project has been put back in service January 3, 2017.
Update 12/16/2016 Hardness Update – Tower Rd. Water Line
The water line that was shut down for the Tower Rd. widening project will be put back in service during the first week in January, 2017. Shutdown of this water line caused increased water hardness in the areas near 104th and Tower Rd. Reactivation of this line will bring water hardness down to levels previously experienced before the mid-August shutdown.
 
Customers in the Tower and 104th area with softening systems should check and adjust their systems as necessary due to this change. The line will need to be shut down for other construction activities associated with the road widening project in 2017. The District will do our best to notify customers in advance of any planned future shutdowns. If you have any questions, please call a customer service representative at 303-288-2646. 

A public meeting to inform customers about the increased water hardness in locations near Tower Rd. and 104th Ave. was held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Reunion Recreation Center Gymnasium, 17910 Parkside Dr. N., Commerce City, CO 80022. Information distributed at the meeting is available below. 

Meeting Materials and Handouts 
Meeting Agenda
Summary of Increased Hardness Issues
Summary Breakdown
Hardness Map
Tri-County Hardness Article
Additional Hardness Information Links Page