ERWSD and UERWA purchase Bolts Lake site for new 1,200-acre-foot water supply reservoir

The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority closed on the purchase of the Bolts Lake site, a 45-acre parcel at the south end of Minturn, an historic mining and railroad town, with the intent to develop a water supply reservoir up to 1,200 acre-feet in volume. The district, the […]

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Remediation work of Trestle Area at Bolts Lake deemed complete due to collaborative partnership in Minturn

The efforts last summer to clean up portions of the Eagle Mine Superfund site at the southern end of Minturn have been deemed completed, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approving the final completion report on Dec. 22, 2021. The agencies’ approval of a […]

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Mill Creek Contamination Event Investigation Continues; Includes Public Health Assessment

  A multi-agency response team including Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Town of Vail is continuing to investigate the source of a recent contamination event in Mill Creek that was discovered on Sept. 20 when citizens reported seeing dead fish downstream in Gore Creek near the International […]

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Remediation work underway at Bolts Lake

Healing the Land: Collaborative partnership contributing to cleanup efforts   An important collaborative effort among community stakeholders has begun to clean up portions of the Eagle Mine Superfund site at the southern end of Minturn, Colo., an historic former mining and railroad town. The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority, […]

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ERWSD and UERWA evaluate Bolts Lake site for new reservoir

Former recreational lake could be revived into a 1,200 acre-feet water supply reservoir   Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority are evaluating the feasibility of redevelopingthe Bolts Lake site at the south end of Minturn as a water supply reservoir. In February, the district, authority, and the landowner reached […]

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ERWSD and UERWA boards of directors support Ballot Question 7A

ERWSD and UERWA board chairs: Vote yes on Ballot Question 7A to fund West Slope water Water boards adopt Resolution in support of Colorado River District’s Ballot Question 7A                     What is water security worth to you? As citizens of Eagle County, we all know that […]

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May 20: Eagle River Valley State of the River Public Meeting

How communities impact water is theme of Monday discussion. The annual Eagle River Valley State of the River community meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Presented by the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District, the Colorado River District, and the Eagle River Watershed Council, this […]

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Customers asked to reduce outdoor water use by at least 25%

Billing message, customer email, ask customers to reduce outdoor water use by at least 25 percent.   The message below was printed on every Eagle River Water & Sanitation District water billing statement for August 2018. DROUGHT CONDITIONS – REDUCE OUTDOOR WATER USE: Local stream flows are very low and Eagle County is in severe […]

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