Low Water Pressure Update:
10/4/2019 4:00 p.m.
We have been working throughout the day to address pressure issues throughout the district. We are now feeding higher pressure into the area between S. Sheridan Blvd. and S. Kipling Pkwy.
To address the pressure at the Village Apartments, we will be interconnecting the complex’s system to a neighboring water system. Our on call crew is gathering the required hardware now and the work will be completed this evening.
Update Regarding Ongoing Low Pressure
10/4/2019 9:00 a.m.
We are currently experiencing a pocket of very low water pressure in the area of West Mississippi Ave. and South Kipling Parkway. District staff is working with our engineer to reconfigure the system in this area to bring pressure up as soon as possible.
In order to assist us in stabilizing the pressure in the system, we are asking customers to avoid all outdoor watering between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
10/02/2019 2:30 p.m.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through the recent problems the pump shutdown has caused with low pressure issues. At approximately 12:30pm this afternoon we reconfigured a portion of our system to bring in additional pumping into the affected areas. We will continue to closely monitor the system and make further adjustments if this has not addressed the abnormally low water pressure. If you are experiencing a water emergency or your pressure is extremely low, please call us at 303 922 1113.
We have been informed that the repair to the pump will last from September 30th through mid-November. But as summer watering decreases we should see the system come back to normal as well.
On Monday evening September 30, Denver Water took their Kendrick Pump station out of service for equipment upgrades. Earlier this year, the water system was tested to ensure we could maintain pressure and flow with the pump station out of service.
Due to higher than projected late season water use, the system was unable to meet peak water demand. The peak times for water use are from 5:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. As a result, some of our customers are experiencing low water pressure. We are working with our partners at Denver Water to find a solution as quickly as possible and will post additional updates as information is available.
As we work to correct this problem, you can help by minimizing outdoor watering during the peak hours of 5:00-9:00 a.m. and 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The area affected by the lower pressure is approximately Union to Garrison and Mississippi to Jewell