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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Sewer main replacement near Dowd Junction has multiple community benefits

New utility bridge will increase safety for cyclists, pedestrians, and river users.   Phase 1 of the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District wastewater collection system improvement project is underway near the intersection of Highway 24 and County Road in Minturn. The district will replace a sewer main that crosses the Eagle River downstream of […]

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Hahnewald barn deconstruction begins Aug. 19

Barn materials to be salvaged; available for sale locally.   Removal of the Hahnewald barn begins Aug. 19 by Denver based J&M Contracted Services which submitted the lowest cost proposal ($60,000) to dismantle the more than 100-year old deteriorating structure.   The barn occupies the southwest corner of the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District’s […]

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