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  "Our mission is to provide high quality drinking water and services to the residents of Bell Mountain Ranch, efficiently operate and maintain the water utility system, meet all compliance requirements, and continue to evaluate sustainable and renewable water sources; while demonstrating fiscal responsibility and environmental stewardship."  
     
   
     
  About Us - Water District  
     
 

The Bell Mountain Ranch Metropolitan District (Water District) is a Colorado Special District. The Water District operates and maintains the water system that produces potable water for the community. The system includes ground water supply, treatment, distribution and storage facilities. The system was engineered, built, operated and managed by the original Bell Mountain Ranch developer. Revenue for the enterprise fund is generated from monthly water service and usage fees, not from tax dollars. The governing body of the Water District is it's volunteer Board of Directors (Bell Mountain owners) who are elected by the taxpayers of Bell Mountain.

Wells: The District owns and operates two deep ground water wells, one in the Denver aquifer and one in the Arapahoe aquifer.

Treatment Plant: The water treatment plant is designed to remove impurities from the source ground water and has the capacity to treat 504 gallons per minute continuously. It utilizes ion exchange technology which also softens the water. The output of the treatment process flows to a 30,000 gallon clear well tank co-located with the treatment facility.

Distribution System: There are approximately 12 miles of 8-inch and 3 miles of 12-inch diameter water mains in the system. The distribution system is gravity fed and is divided into 3 pressure zones through the use of 7 pressure reducing valves that are installed in buried vaults throughout the system. The system feeds all fire hydrants on the ranch and can support fire code requirements of 1,500 gallons per minute for 2 hours.

Storage: There are two steel potable water storage tanks (210,000 and 90,000 gallons) providing total storage capacity of 300,000 gallons.

Backup Power Generators: Power at the treatment plant and well sites are backed up by diesel generators.

 
     
 

Hotline: 24-Hour Water Emergencies or Any Service/Billing Issues 303-265-7949

 
     
 
 
  Notices of Public Meeting - additional information available on the meetings page.  
     
       Meeting Notice - November 5, 2019  
     
       Meeting Notice - October 17, 2019  (Study Session)  
     
       Meeting Notice - October 1, 2019  
     
       Meeting Notice - September 3, 2019  
     
 
 
  Announcements:  
     
  2019-10-01 Board Vacancy - There is a Board Member vacancy on both the BMR Metropolitan District and the Consolidated BMR Metropolitan District. Anyone interested in filling the vacancies through the end of the current term which ends in May 2020 should contact Bob Blodgett, the BMR District Manager or click (here) for contact information.  Elections/ re-elections will be held in May 2020.  
     
  2019-09-30 Clearwell Tank Coating - During the coming week you can expect the water quality of our tap water to be adversely effected.  The water hardness, iron content and manganese will increase as the week goes by as the softened water in our storage tanks on Bell Mountain is diluted with un-softened water.  Chlorination will not be effected.  The extent to which the stored soft water will be diluted will depend upon how many homeowners actually turn off their irrigation systems.  Theoretically, if all irrigation systems were turned off for the week, we would have enough soft water stored to last the entire week; however, this is unlikely.  Hence, we can expect complaints about "cloudy" water due to excessive iron and manganese falling out of solution, especially in the hot water.  
     
 

The schedule for the Clearwell Tank coating is as follows:

 
     
  Monday September 1, 2019 - Storage tanks on Bell Mountain will be filled to max capacity, then the Clearwell Tank at the water plant will be drained by ORC (Bob Clodfelder).  Bob will be on-site every day to make sure all is well and observe work performance.  Great Western Painting will also be on-site mobilizing their needed equipment.  
     
  Tuesday October 1, 2019 - Sandblast 1/2 tank and apply first coat of epoxy to sandblasted areas.  
     
  Wednesday October 3, 2019 - Sandblast second 1/2 of tank and apply first coat of epoxy.  
     
  Thursday October 3, 2019 - Apply second coat of epoxy to entire tank  
     
  Friday October 1 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019 - Curing epoxy, 3-day minimum.  
     
  Monday October 7, 2019 - Fill and disinfect Clearwell Tank.  
     
 

Tuesday October 8, 2019 - Return Clearwell Tank to service.

 
     
  2019-08-13 Posting Online Notices for Public Meetings Resolution is available (here).  
     
  2018-10-25 to 2018-10-26 The BMR Metropolitan District system operator will be flushing the water distribution system Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26, starting at 8:00am each day.  Semi-annual flushing is required to remove accumulated settlement from the system. Any discoloration that might occur is temporary as water flows through the system. There could be low pressure as each zone is flushed.  If low pressure exists longer than 25 minutes, please contact the BMR Metropolitan Water District system operator, Treatment Tech, at 303-688-7072.  
     
  2018-05-24 to 2018-05-25 The BMR Metropolitan District system operator will be flushing the water distribution system Thursday May 24 and Friday May 25 starting at 8:00am each day. Semi-annual flushing is required to remove accumulated sediment from the system. Any discoloration that might occur is temporary as water flows through the system. There could be low pressure as each zone is flushed. If low pressure exists longer than 30 minutes, please contact our system operator, Treatment Tech, at 303-688-7072.  
     
  2017-05-17 to 2017-05-18  The BMR Metropolitan District system operator will be flushing the water distribution system Wednesday May 17 and Thursday May 18 starting at 8:00am each day. Semi-annual flushing is required to remove accumulated sediment from the system. Any discoloration that might occur is temporary as water flows through the system. There could be low pressure as each zone is flushed. If low pressure exists longer than 30 minutes, please contact our system operator at 303-816-1114 and they will respond.  
     
  2016-10-17  We are planning to flush the system on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20. If you receive a call for low pressure or dirty water, it will be attributed to the flushing more than likely. If a customer experiences this condition for more than 30 minutes, go ahead and pass their information along and we will follow up with the customer when the system returns to normal conditions.  
     
  2015-10-06  Budget hearing at the November 3, 2015 Board of Directors meeting to adopt the 2016 Budget. See proposed budget in the financial tab.  
     
  2015-08-12  The water account portal is operating smoothly. Go to billingservices.cliftonlarsonallen.com/ubs and sign up today! It's very easy and convenient. First, go to the web address above, then click on the "Bell Mountain Ranch Metropolitan District" link and follow the instructions for entering your account number and default password. You will be able to change your password once you have entered the portal for the first time. [More]  
     
  2015-06-01  Coming soon, you will be able to access your BMR Metropolitan Water District account online. Staring with the July billing cycle, you will be able to access the new customer portal to sign up for e-bills, view and reprint statements, view transactions, pay your monthly bill via credit card or E.F.T., view historical consumption, and change contact information. An informational flyer detailing the registration process for this service will be included in your July bill. There will be no transaction cost to you, regardless of payment method.  
     
  2015-04-22  Spring flushing of the water distribution system will take place April 22 & 23, weather permitting. Homeowners may notice a loss of pressure while their zone is being flushed. There could also be some temporary discoloration. This process is required to minimize buildup of particulates in the pipes.  
     
  2014-11-04  The District Board of Directors adopted the Renewable Water Resource Fee of $10.00 per month effective January 2015.  
     
  2014-10-08  Fall flushing of the water distribution system will take place October 8 & 9, weather permitting. Homeowners may notice a loss of pressure while their zone is being flushed. There could also be some temporary discoloration. This process is required to minimize buildup of particulates in the pipes.  
     
  2014-09-18  The District is considering a monthly Renewable Water Resource Fee of $10.00 per month effective January 2015. Formal adoption of the Renewable Water Resource Fee will be on the agenda of the November 4, 2014 Board meeting held at 6:00 p.m. at Lowell Ranch. [More].  
     
  2010-03-17  The Settlement Agreement is ratified, recorded, and in effect. [More]  
     
 

 

 
     
 
 
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