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UPDATE 8-21-19 8:00 PM Water Main Leak Repaired

Water has been restored Re: Water Main Leak Pawnee Avenue

Customers may experience some air and discoloration in their water as we are currently refilling the water main. 

Recommend that every customer run all of their faucets for 5 minutes or longer, until their water is clear. 

The trench will be back-filled soon with pea gravel and then gravel for compaction tomorrow. Trench will then be coned off, with the excavator and dump trucks parked on either end.

Same detour and single lane situation as this morning until tomorrow.

Thank you,

Rich Fabbro

Water & WW Superintendent 

Pawnee Detour 08-21-19

8/5/2019 WATER MAIN LEAK - repaired

Update - 7 pm - the water has been turned back on and the road will be open shortly, if it isn't already.  Thank you everyone for your patience!

8-5-19 11:30 am:  There is a water main leak at Sheridan and Grant.  Users in this area and nearby areas may experience no water or low water pressure. Crew is on-site to address the leak and will restore water service ASAP.

water main leak Sheridan Grant

7/29/19 PUBLIC SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT: Crystal Valley Cemetery Grounds  

The Public Services Department, and Cemetery Caretaker have been working to determine why cemetery turf has been browning, and will not respond to routine care.  City staff met with the City’s turf care specialist on the cemetery site on 7/26/19.  It was determined by the turf care professional that the cemetery turf has a fungus, called Ascochyta Leaf Blight of Turf.  This is a condition that causes turf to turn a straw-color and appear dead.  The condition develops through the growing season, but is more common during hot, droughty periods that were preceded by cool, rainy conditions.  Staff will be assuring proper watering, sharper mower blades, and may not be able to mow as frequently in an effort to help turf recover.  It may be several weeks before the cemetery will be fully green again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience this causes visitors.

07-24-19 Public Services Announcement 

07-30-19 Public Services water department will be performing water and sewer taps at 37 Minnehaha Ave - Road Closure 

On Tuesday, July 30th the Public Services water department will be performing water and sewer taps for a new home at 37 Minnehaha Avenue. Work is expected to start at 8 AM and go up until 5 PM.

Traffic above this worksite will be routed down Pilot Knob or Montcalm, and traffic below this worksite will go down Minnehaha to Manitou Avenue.

All residents affected by the construction will be provided advanced notice.

At this time, we do not anticipate any water outages.

Thank you,

Rich Fabbro - Water & WW Superintendent

Detour Route Options = Green Highlighted Roads

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Work Zone Close Up - Minnehaha Ave

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7-16-2019 Public Services Announcement

On Wednesday, July 17th  the Public Services water department will be performing repairs on Crystal Park Road.  The road will have one lane open with flaggers on-site and  signage on both ends of the affected area.

All residents affected by the construction will be provided advanced notice.
 
At this time, we do not anticipate any water outages.

Crystal Park Rd construction 7-17-19

07-05-19 PSA xpressbillpay.com issues resolved:

The City of Manitou Springs was experiencing technical difficulties with xpressbillpay.com.  Bills and payments were not being reflected, nor were emails being sent.  The issues have been resolved and all bills are now showing on xpressbillpay.com.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

07-05-19 Public Services Announcement - Press Release

07-18-19 Public Outreach Event - Becker's Bridge Project

Thursday July 18, 2019  (4:00 - 6:00 PM) @ Memorial Hall - 606 Manitou Ave. 3

MAPS - MANITOU AVENUE FROM PARK AVENUE TO SERPENTINE DRIVE

Please click link to access flyer for more information: 

Public Outreach Event - Becker's Bridge Project

07-02-19 Public Services Announcement - Press Release

City of Manitou Sprigs Voluntary Water Use Restrictions - July 8th & 9th, 2019

The City of Manitou Springs (COMS) will be performing maintenance on our raw water supply pipeline, during the week of July 8th, 2019. During this time, COMS asks that you voluntarily limit your water usage on Monday July 8th and Tuesday July 9th so we can make this repair.

Our water treatment plant will be offline during these 2 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 two days, July 8th & July 9th, 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

UPDATE 06-27-19 Public Services Announcement: 

UPDATE 06-27-2019: Water Leak Alert - Montcalm St. in front of Miramont Castle is back open

The hole has been filled with crushed rock and dirt and compacted. We will have to come back on Monday, after the hole dries out, to patch the asphalt.

Thank you 

Rich Fabbro, Water & Waste Water Superintenden

UPDATE 06-24-19 Public Services Announcement: Ruxton Ave. Storm Sewer & Roadway Repairs

City of Manitou Springs Ruxton Avenue Storm Sewer & Roadway Repairs – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The City of Manitou Springs will be replacing the damaged storm drain manhole lid and repairing the damaged roadway, on Ruxton Avenue, just west of the intersection with Osage. This repair work will take place on Wednesday June 26, 2019, from 5:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

One lane will remain open, however, 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, in the eastbound lane of Ruxton Avenue.

Thank you,

Rich Fabbro, Water & Waste Water Superintendent