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Information on Haloacetic Acids
The Steamboat II Metropolitan District recently notified consumers of its public water system that their drinking water exceeded the standard for Haloacetic Acids at one of the sample locations. This document has been prepared to assist customers with some common questions about drinking water standards.
Why did the Metro District provide the public notice?
All public water systems are required by state and federal law to notify users of exceedances of any water quality standard and any other noncompliance events affecting their water system. The purpose of the public notice to keep consumers informed about their water quality.
What are HAA5's?
HAA5 are five haloacetic acid compounds which form when disinfectants react with natural organic matter in the water.
Why is chlorine added to the water?
Disinfectants are an essential element of drinking water treatment because of the barrier they provide against waterborne disease-causing microorganisms. Chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) is commonly used to treat the water as it travels through the pipes in the distribution system to prevent growth of microorganisms, or contamination from an outside source.
What does this mean for you?
At present, the water is suitable to drink, cook with, and bathe in. Some people may wish to take additional practical measures to reduce their exposure. We do not consider these measures necessary to avoid health effects, but they are provided as options. These include using bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes, or using water pitchers containing an activated carbon filter or a tap-mounted activated carbon filter. These filters are readily available in many grocery and home improvement stores.
PERMANENT STAGE 2 WATERING RESTRICTIONS
Working alongside the City of Steamboat Springs, the Steamboat II Metropolitan District will be instituting a new watering schedule that will be in place indefinitely as per the City's new ordinance adopted in 2020. The object is water conservation and the goal is to reduce household water by 10%. According to the City of Steamboat Springs, about 30% of treated water is applied outdoors to lawns and gardens.
The watering schedule is the same that has been implemented during drought years and is based on the last digit of your address. Even addresses can water on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Odd addresses can water Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
NO WATERING BETWEEN 10AM-6PM
NO WATERING ON WEDNESDAYS
WATER METER REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
The Metropolitan District will continue in 2021 to get all water meters replaced.
We will be calling to schedule appointments.
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DISTRICT'S OPEN SPACE POLICY
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY VIA THE DISTRICT'S OPEN SPACE IS PROHIBITED!!
We understand at times it is impossible to reach your yards through your own property and under special circumstances, we will grant you limited access via our trails. HOWEVER, it is mandatory that you apply for a permit AND receive confirmation from us BEFORE accessing our property. Click here for the permit.
NOTICE TO NEIGHBORHOOD PET OWNERS!