Our Water System - How It Works

Water & You

Tap water may not come to mind very often, yet it is a very important matter. Safe and reliable drinking water is a critical component of public health and safety.

What Can Be Done? Get Involved

Town Board meetings are held first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. Board meeting agendas are posted on the website and at the Fraser post office. The Water and Wastewater Committee is the origin for many discussions regarding water system projects, rates and policy. Learn more about this committee!

Elections for Town Board Trustees are held every two years. New ideas by new trustees often bring new solutions. The Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment (appointed positions not directly involved with water matters), are great venues to begin your involvement and become engaged with local issues.

In the fall, the Town holds a series of Budget hearings for the upcoming fiscal year. The final budget is available on line. Although we typically see very little public participation in these discussions, we encourage your attendance, comments and suggestions. Get involved!

  1. Water System Safeguards
  2. Water Metering Act
  3. Meter Reading & Billing
  4. Water Service Fees
  5. How We Develop Rates
  6. Commitment
  7. Future Concerns for Our Water

Water System Safeguards

To ensure that our water system provides a safe and reliable supply of drinking water we have the following measures in place:

  • Certified water operators providing round-the-clock coverage
  • Remote monitoring and security systems at all facilities
  • Compliance with all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) testing and reporting requirements
  • Engineering and water-rights planning and administration
  • Multi-year budgeting
  • Development review and infrastructure inspections
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Backflow Prevention and Cross-connection Control Program