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UPDATE 6-13-19 RE Voluntary Water Use Restrictions:

The maintenance is delayed and our request for Voluntary Water Use Restrictions will be delayed until further notice.

Press Release 6-11-19 : CITY REQUESTS Voluntary Water Use Restrictions – June 17, 18, & 19

The City of Manitou Springs (COMS) will be performing maintenance on our raw water supply pipeline, during the week of June 17, 2019. During this time, COMS asks that you voluntarily limit your water usage on June 17, 18, and 19th, so we can make this repair.

Our water treatment plant will be offline during these 3 days, so we ask that you please limit your usage to indoor use only, as we will be reliant upon our treated water in our storage tanks during this maintenance.

COMS asks that you not water your lawn and outside plants, wash vehicles, or use any unnecessary watering outside of your home during these three days, June 17 – 19, 2019.

COMS will do its part by not watering our parks and the cemetery during this time, as well as not washing COMS vehicles or equipment.

Thank you for your voluntary conservation!

Rich Fabbro, Water & Waste Water Superintendent

Press Release 6-11-19: Ruxton Avenue Repair Assessment on June 13, 2019

The City of Manitou Springs will be removing the steel plate from the roadway, near the intersection of Ruxton and Osage, this Thursday morning June 13, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:00 AM to assess the damaged storm sewer lid and take measurements for its replacement.

Expect some traffic disruption during this time, as well as some moderate noise. Flaggers will be in place to keep traffic going in one direction at a time.

Thank you,

Rich Fabbro, Water & Waste Water Superintendent

PSA 6-10-19 - Sinkhole on Ruxton Ave @ Osage Rd.

Ruxton Ave has a new sinkhole by Osage Rd. PD is directing traffic around it right now. West bound traffic on Ruxton may need to find an alternate route for the short term. A steel road plate is on the way to cover up the hole. 

Shuttles will not be running on Ruxton until the road plate is in place.



Water service in the area of the Crystal Park Cantina will be affected on Monday, June 10th during a water valve replacement operation. Residents in the area should prepare for an outage of 6 or more hours while City staff work to fix this valve.

Residents in Crystal Hills and nearby neighborhoods may experience outage or reduced pressure during this repair.

The project will be started at 8 a.m. to allow people to prepare for work and other activities. Flaggers will be present, so please use caution when traveling in this area.

The City’s Water and Wastewater Department thanks you for your patience while we work to fix this valve.

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