Water

NEDERLAND WATER DEPARTMENT
Scheduled Water Line Repair
Date: June 27th 2018
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Areas affected:
Lower/mid Big Springs Drive
Ponderosa Drive
Big Springs Point
East side of Lakeview Dr.
The Town of Nederland will be performing a SCHEDULED water line repair. This will require us to temporarily shut off your water service. We apologize for any inconvenience and will restore service as soon as possible.
After the work is complete, Town of Nederland Water Department will flush water mains in your area. Flushing may stir up sediment in the pipes and result in discolored and/or rusty water.
There are no known health hazards associated with discolored water. If discolored water is apparent, run several cold water taps at full force until the water clears. Avoid washing laundry or using hot water.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the Nederland Utilities Department at
(303) 258-3088.

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Information on Town Water pH Levels

Town water quality is maintained by Public Works Utilities staff.  Currently, the Town has 4 water operators, trained at various levels (including a Level A-certified employee), as well as an on-call consulting firm, to monitor and insure water quality for our residents.  Water pH is one method used to monitor water quality and is checked at each water tank and pressure release valve (PRV) station throughout the day.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends potable water pH levels of 6.5 to 8.5.  Lower end values can lead to corrosion of pipes and valves, causing sediment in the water; and higher end values can sometimes result in mineral deposits in the water.  The State of Colorado recommends keeping pH levels out of the lower end of the EPA-recommended range in order to reduce infrastructure corrosion and preserve water distribution systems.  The photos below were taken in October 2012, during a major water infrastructure replacement project.  The pipes show the corrosion of many years’ use and a low pH setting.

Nederland’s water pH had traditionally run on the lower end of the EPA range, but was raised slightly in mid-2012 to comply with State recommendations and preserve investments in the Town’s water distribution system.  The pH of “raw water” coming into Nederland’s water distribution system is 7.01; the pH of treated water going out of the distribution system is 7.79.  Some indoor gardeners may prefer a lower pH, and those who do are advised to test their water and obtain pH-lowering supplements at local gardening stores if needed.

Annual Water Reports

2018 Nederland Consumer Confidence Report (2)

2017 Consumer Confidence Water Report

2016 Nederland Consumer Confidence Water Report

  2015 Consumer Confidence Water Report (121.6 KiB, 772 hits)

  2014_Consumer_Confidence_Water_Report_.pdf (205.2 KiB, 1,166 hits)

  2013_Consumer_Confidence_Water_Report.pdf (125.4 KiB, 0 hits)

  2012 Consumer Confidence Water Report (211.8 KiB, 1,064 hits)

  2011 Consumer Confidence Water Report (169.8 KiB, 1,580 hits)