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SERVICE LINE INVENTORY

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A LEAD-FREE SYSTEM

Although the District has never installed lead service lines, it is possible, though unlikely, that they may exist on the customer-owned portion of the line for homes built prior to the establishment of the District in 1956. Starting in March of 2021 Ute Water began a systematic inventory of every one of our 30,000+ service connections in order to identify the pipe material of the entire service line. This information will be used to help facilitate the removal and replacement of any lead service lines found in the District regardless of ownership. Please browse the information below to see how you can help.

On January 16, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published final regulatory revisions to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for lead and copper under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The revisions are intended to provide greater and more effective protection of public health by reducing potential exposure to lead in drinking water. Due to the size and scope of regulatory changes, EPA set a regulatory compliance date of January 16, 2024 in order to give public water systems the time necessary to fully address the revisions. Ute Water is preparing now for rule implementation to ensure we continue to provide our customers with water of the highest quality which is fully compliant with all regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • 26 ½ Road Waterline Improvement Project
    The District is upgrading 650 feet of waterline from 6-inch to 8-inch PVC on 26 1/2 Road between Central Drive and G 3/8 Road. During this project, a portion of 26 1/2 Road between Central Drive and G 3/8 Road will be closed to thru traffic. See the documents below for more details.
  • Oxbow Subdivision Waterline Replacement Project
    The District is planning to install 2,800 feet of 8-inch PVC pipe within the Oxbow Subdivision along Broken Spoke to F 1/2 Rd. The project will include new fire hydrants and water services. Traffic control will be utilized for this project.
  • 10 Road Waterline Improvement Project
    The District will be replacing 6,250 feet of existing 8-inch water lines along 10 Road from Q Road to R Road. This project will include new fire hydrants as well as service connections. The project will include a new fire hydrant. Traffic control will be utilized in this project.
  • Southside Transmission Main Replacement Project
    The District is planning to replace approximately 10,300 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe with 30-inch welded steel pipe from 36 ¾ Road and E Road to 38 Road and Horse Mountain Road.
  • F ½ Parkway Project Phase 2
    This project will be coordinated with the City of Grand Junction and will establish domestic water and fire line infrastructure for a new traffic corridor along F ½ Road, from 24 ½ Road to 25 Road. The District will be installing 2,100 feet of 8-inch and 3,550 feet of 12-inch PVC pipe and installing new fire hydrants.
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