Utility bridge installation in Dowd Junction set for July 12

Short duration holds may impact pedestrians, cyclists, boaters, and drivers On Jul. 12 there will be several 20-to-30-minute shutdowns of the Gore Valley Trail in Dowd Junction while a new utility bridge is lifted into place over the Eagle River as part of the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District’s sewer main replacement project in […]

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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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Sewer main replacement project in Dowd Junction winds down for season

Work to resume early next spring Travelers through Dowd Junction have probably noticed the new pier and abutment walls erected on the banks of the Eagle River just upstream of the Gore Valley Trail bridge. The pier is hard to miss, extending approximately 26.5 feet above ground and an additional 42.5 feet below ground. These […]

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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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Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate opening of new pedestrian bridge in Minturn

Public partnership paved the way for wider bridge Sept. 1, 2021, update: View the recap below. County Clips Sept. 1, 2021 – Minturn pedestrian bridge ribbon cutting from Eagle County government television on Vimeo.   Aug. 17, 2021 Read about the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Vail Daily. Aug. 10, 2021 The newly completed pedestrian bridge […]

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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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Parker Newbanks earns clean water industry award

24-year ERWSD employee selected for WY, NM, and CO region   The Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA) recently honored Parker Newbanks with the 2020 Water Environment Federation (WEF) William D. Hatfield Award. Newbanks is the supervisor of Eagle River Water & Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment facility in Edwards. The Hatfield Award is presented to […]

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