Public Works Department

 
Welcome to the LaSalle Public Works Department

The Public Works Department is responsible for water, sewer, storm water, parks and streets in the Town's limits. The department takes great strides in providing the Town with quick response, and well-maintained parks and services. 
If you have questions regarding Town utilities, or have an emergency related to water, wastewater, storm water quality, parks or streets please call Town Hall at 970.284.6931. For after hours emergencies please call the  Public Works Department on call line 970.284.5625

Municipal Watering Restrictions - (Excluding Dove Hill Subdivision)

Addresses ending in an odd number water on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.
Addresses ending in an even number, water on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
NO watering between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and NO watering on Fridays for all addresses.

Watering Restrictions for Dove Hill Subdivision (Non-Potable System)

Addresses ending in odd numbers are only allowed to water on odd days of the month.  Addresses ending in even numbers are only allowed to water on even days of the month.  Every household must only water on their days/times with a 15-20 minute time frame per zone in your yard. There are three zones in the Dove Hill subdivision.  
Please see map:
Dove Hill Non-Potable Zone/Time Map


Storm Drainage (MS4)

The Federal Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Endangered Species Act and the State of Colorado require the Town to manage storm water runoff to protect water quality in rivers and streams, protect watershed health, and protect groundwater as a drinking water resource.
 
The Town’s storm water permit requires LaSalle to reduce storm water pollution, and manage other programs that respond to water quality requirements. 
  
LaSalle finances storm water management services by collecting public utility fees on developed property, and system development charges on new development.
 
The Town works with citizens, businesses, and property owners to increase public awareness of storm water issues and promote private storm water management efforts.  

The Town of LaSalle is responsible for developing, administering and enforcing the General Permit that was required in March, 2003 by the EPA and the CDPHE. Under the General Permit for Discharge of Storm water, the Town is responsible for enforcing the following six minimal control measures: 

1. Public education and outreach.
2. Public participation/involvement.
3. Illicit discharge detection and elimination.
4. Construction site runoff control.
5. Post-construction runoff control.
6. Pollution prevention/good housekeeping.





Storm Water Education Resources 
After the Storm Video
Environmental Kids Corner
Nonpoint Source- Colorado
Nonpoint Source - EPA
Protect the Environment at School
Teacher Stormwater Education Resources
Residential Storm water Brochure
Comercial Storm water Brochure


SEWER

The Public Works Department operates and maintains the Towns wastewater treatment facility and infrastructure. The Town has its own sewer jet truck and is on a regular maintenance program. The sewer main lines are checked daily to prevent any problems and keep lines clear. If you believe you are having problems with your sewer service, make sure to call the Town first. We will check to make sure the Town's main lines are clear so you don't incur any unnecessary charges. To help keep your lines as well as the Town's lines clear, refrain from putting any grease, rags, or other non-treatable products down the sewer.

WATER

Central Weld County Water District (CWCWD) supplies the Town's treated water. The water is treated to assure us that strict regulations are met and provides the Town with the best possible quality of water. The usage of water is metered monthly. A higher usage may occur during summer months due to lawn irrigation, but can be caused by leaky faucets, toilets, or service lines. If you experience discoloration or bubbles in your water you should open your faucets and allow them to run for  a few minutes. This is likely caused by the Town or CWCWD working on their lines. 
Surprisingly normal indoor use is as follows:

        Flushing toilets - 40%

        Taking baths/showers - 32%

        Washing clothes - 14%

        Washing dishes - 5%

        Cooking / drinking - 5%

        Washing in bathroom sink - 3%

        Other - 1%

2016 Town Water Drinking Quality Report

Annual CCR Report

Town of LaSalle Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for 2016 is available for review at Town Hall or LaSalle Post Office.  All water quality requirements were met and there were no violations.

STREETS

Each year the Town tries to budget enough money to repair a portion of its streets. The sidewalk, curb, and gutter are the responsibility of the homeowner. When repairs are necessary it is up to the homeowner to make the repairs. If a major street repair is pending on your street, someone from the Town may make contact with you so repairs will be done before the street project is started. The Town of LaSalle, is one of the few Towns that plow snow from most of their streets. By removing cars and trailers from streets during snowstorms will speed up the snow removal efforts. To have any of your questions answered call the Public Works Department at (970) 284-5625.Public_Works_files/Dove%20Hill%20Non-Potable%20Watering.pdfhttp://www.epa.gov/watertrain/cwa/http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/sdwa/http://www.fws.gov/endangered/http://www.epa.gov/owow_keep/weatherchannel/index.htmlhttp://www.epa.gov/kids/http://www.npscolorado.com/h2ojo.htmhttp://www.epa.gov/owow/NPS/kids/http://www.epa.gov/epahome/school.htmhttp://www.cdphe.state.co.us/wq/permitsunit/MS4/urbansw.pdfPublic_Works_files/CRR.pdfshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2shapeimage_1_link_3shapeimage_1_link_4shapeimage_1_link_5shapeimage_1_link_6shapeimage_1_link_7shapeimage_1_link_8shapeimage_1_link_9shapeimage_1_link_10
Utility Billing

The Front Office prepares the monthly utility billing while the Pubic Works department reads the water usage and maintains the meters. Central Weld County Water District treats water, which the Town owns. Water flowing through the system is tested on a regular basis. If you have any questions about your water usage please contact the Town Hall. All rates are subject to change.

Monthly Utility Rates
New Residential Water User Rates effective January 1st, 2015: 
Potable Water (Metered Usage)


                                                
ALL CUSTOMERS BASE RATE (No Gallons) $33.00

Non-Potable Water (Dove Hill) (determined by lot size)

0 to 8,000 square feet - $20.00 per month (year round)
8,001 to 10,000 square feet - $25.00 per month (year round)
10,000 or more - $35.00 per month (year round)

Sanitary Sewer Service (Monthly Charge) effective January 1, 2016

In-Town Residential: $24.00
Out-of-Town Residential: $48.00
Commercial: $29.00
Schools: $.65 per Student ($50 minimum)
Slaughterhouse: $80.00(minimum)


Trash

The Town has contracted with B&C Refuse for residential trash removal. The trash removal charge is added to your monthly utility bill.  The town offers a spring clean up weekend and a fall burn weekend. Please call Town Hall for more information regarding those special events.

The rates as of January 1, 2017 are as follows:
Residential rates are $17.75 and for Seniors, $17.00. Private trash removal must be obtained for any business located in Town.

Storm Water Maintenance Fee

Effective January 1, 2017 there is a maintenance fee for storm water drainage. All single family units are charged $4.00 per month and all others are charged $8.00 per month.

Late Fee

Bills are due upon receipt, although are not considered past due until after the 2nd to last business day of the month.  A late fee of $15 will applied if payment is not received PRIOR to the last day of the month.