The Public Works Water Department consists of four water operators, one being the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) who is also the Water and Wastewater Superintendent) and three additional Town staff. All are State of Colorado Certified Operators in both the production and distribution fields.
The Town drinking water supply is produced from a series of groundwater wells which pump water from the Fraser Alluvium more than 280 feet below the ground surface into two separate water treatment facilities where it is disinfected, conditioned and either pumped directly into the distribution system for immediate use or to several storage tanks for future use on demand. These water production facilities are capable of providing a safe and reliable drinking water supply of up to 1.8 million gallons per day (MGD).
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Water System Flushing
The Town of Fraser Water Department crews conduct annual water main line flushing and fire hydrant valve exercising operations every spring, typically beginning in late May. This operation takes approximately four weeks to accomplish. The flushing and exercising activities are necessary for the following reasons: removal of sedimentation that accumulates in the water pipes over time; operating the line valves and fire hydrants to ensure they are in proper working order; to maintain water quality.
During this flushing event, sedimentation in the lines may be stirred up causing the water from the faucets to have a discoloration (a reddish tint) and/or air (cloudy appearance) in their service line as well as some taste and odor issues. These issues can generally be cured by running water from the faucets for up to five minutes, or until the water runs clear. To prevent the possibility of staining articles of clothing during a wash cycle, it is also recommended that a load of wash water be passed through the washing machine prior to placing any laundry into the machine.
Question or concerns should be directed to the Public Works Department at any of the numbers listed at the bottom of this page.
The Town of Fraser Board of Trustees promotes water conservation. For more information, view the Water Conservation Ordinance.
Water Quality Compliance
The Town performs all testing and monitoring as required by both the National Environmental Protection agency (NEPA), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and as directed by the Drinking Water Monitoring Schedules provided to the Town system by the state health department. View our Annual Drinking Water Report.
The Water division performs all inspections of water lines and meter assembly installations. All water related inspections must be scheduled through the Public Works Water and Wastewater Superintendent and requires, at a minimum, 48 hours advanced notice.
Plant Investment Fee
Plant Investment Fees are available under the current Fee Schedule.
Water meter assemblies are paid for at time of building permit application and are available for pick up at the Fraser Town Hall. Please contact the Public Works Water and Wastewater Superintendent or Public Works Administrator for current pricing and availability or to schedule a water meter assembly pickup.