The West Jefferson County Metro District will enter the irrigation season in Level One Drought on May 1, 2021. As a reminder, the irrigation season runs from May through October. At this time there are no penalty rates in effect. District Management will continue to monitor the environmental conditions including the Colorado Drought Monitor, weather forecasts, and streamflow. While we are hopeful that more moisture is in our long-term future; the District is anticipating a Level Two Drought in effect as early as June 1, 2021; at which point penalty rates will be in effect. Please see the attached letter regarding our pre-irrigation season notice.
About West Jefferson County Metropolitan District
The West Jefferson County Metropolitan District extends from Hilltop Drive in Wah Keeney north to I-70 in El Rancho.
WJCMD Notice of Public Hearing To Consider An Increase In Water Service Drought Penalty Rates
On April 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM the West Jefferson County Metropolitan District Board of Directors will host a public hearing to consider an increase in water service drought penalty rates. This hearing will take place at the EMD administration office at 30920 Stagecoach Boulevard. For more information, please see the official public notice document here: WJCMD Notice of Public Hearing To Consider An Increase In Water Service Drought Penalty Rates
The West Jefferson County Metro District wastewater treatment facility is undergoing a project that includes the construction of two new buildings at 29847 Lewis Ridge Road. The purpose of the project is to replace an old treatment tank system that has become unstable and unsafe. The existing plant consists of eight buildings: Collections & Distribution, head works, bio-solids, operations, aeration basin, clarifiers, blowers, and filters. The work includes demolishing the existing operations building and constructing a new activated sludge basin that is contiguous to the existing aeration basin. A new operations building will also be constructed. The project work will also include storm water and sanitary infrastructure to service the proposed buildings, concrete walkways, driveway, curb and gutter.
The construction schedule is as follows:
Commencement of work will be in November 2020 with the expected final completion in December 2021. The completion date will be dependent on the weather and potential delays caused by the pandemic. The normal hours of operation will be Monday – Friday, 7 am to 5:00 pm. Longer work hours may take place from the spring to the fall of 2021. There may be times when longer work days and Saturday work activities will be necessary to complete critical operational functions at the facility.
Thank you for your cooperation,
West Jefferson County Metro District Management
- J. Kelly Garrod, President
- Robert Zavodsky, Treasurer
- Pat Temple, Secretary
- Leo House, Director
- Randy Holstlaw, Director
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month starting at 4:30 pm. The meetings are held at the EMD Offices at 30920 Stagecoach Blvd., Evergreen CO 80439. These meetings are open to the public.