Glenwood Springs changes water sources, issues water restrictions

UPDATE: 8.13.20, 7:22 p.m. – City of Glenwood Springs – NO LAWN WATERING through Friday, August 14. Beginning on August 15, odd-even day watering for residents until August 29. At 6 a.m. on Aug. 15, odd numbered home addresses can water on odd days of the month, and even numbered home addresses can water on even days of the month. Watering should only occur before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Excess water usage can drop the water storage levels in a water tank which means less water at that moment for firefighting use.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS EMITE MAYORES RESTRICCIONES DE USO DEL AGUA 

Glenwood Springs, Co.- El Departamento de Agua de la Ciudad de Glenwood Springs está extendiendo la restricción “NO REGAR SU JARDIN” hasta el viernes 14th de agosto e implementando un protocolo de riego de día impar.

A partir del sábado 15 de agosto de 2020 a las 6:00 am, los hogares pueden regar su césped en días alternos.  Esto se extenderá hasta el sábado 29 de agosto.  Las direcciones de casas numeradas impares pueden regar en días impares del mes.  Las direcciones de casas numeradas pares pueden regar en días pares del mes.  La mayoría de los controles de riego tienen esto como una opción de configuración integrada.  

La ciudad está solicitando que los residentes no regar césped por una duración más larga de lo normal. El riego solo debe ocurrir antes de las 10:00 a.m. o después de las 6:00 p.m. 

El exceso de agua puede disminuir los niveles de almacenamiento de agua en un tanque de agua, lo que significa menos agua en ese momento para el uso de la lucha contra incendios.  Por favor, mantenga el consumo de agua al mínimo en su hogar o negocio.  Los artículos a tener en cuenta son duchas más cortas, menos o ningún relleno de bañera, sin llenado de piscinas, lavavajillas en el modo de ahorro de agua, cargas de lavadora menos frecuentes, lavado mínimo de automóviles, etc.

Estas restricciones se revisarán diariamente y si se puede realizar algún cambio, la información se pondrá al público con esas actualizaciones

Glenwood Springs, Colo. – The City of Glenwood Springs has shut off the No Name water diversion source and began pumping water from the Roaring Fork River pump station. This is out of an abundance of caution to protect the water supply from fire retardant being used on the Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon. Residents are asked to refrain from watering lawns for the next 48 hours. Additional restrictions may be issued later.

The city has notified large water users in the area and restricted consumption and residents are encouraged to conserve water used for irrigation. Glenwood Springs water consumers may notice a slight change in taste due to the change in water source to the Roaring Fork River.

The City of Glenwood Springs operates a community water supply system that supplies drinking water to 9,614 residents located within Garfield County, Colorado (according to 2010 Census). City of Glenwood Springs obtains their drinking water from 3 surface water intakes in the Colorado River watershed. As part of proactive planning in the City’s Source Water Protection Plan, the city has prepared for the potential for contamination of the source of their drinking water supply. Switching to the Roaring Fork intake is part of that protocol.

For more information on the city’s water sources and source protection plans please visit http://cogs.us/196/Water

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Glenwood Springs changes water sources, issues water restrictions

Glenwood Springs closes public buildings through March 27, 2020

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – Glenwood Springs City Manager Debra Figueroa has implemented a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency effective immediately and as a result will close its public buildings as of Saturday, March 14, 2020. This closure includes the Community Center, City Hall, the Police Department Administrative office, the Fire Department Administrative office, and the Art Center and will remain in effect for two weeks. The City will re-evaluate the closure on March 27, 2020.

This is a proactive measure to slow the potential spread, impacts, and damage of COVID-19.

Police, Fire, Public Works, Facilities, Parks, Landfill, Recycle Center, and City Leadership will continue to provide essential services.

Board and Commission Meetings

  • Non-mandatory advisory board and commissions will stop meeting through March 27.

Utility Bills and Payments

  • Residents are encouraged to pay utility bills online or by phone. Please note: the convenience fee for card transactions is the same for online, telephone, and in-person card payments.
    • Utilities, fees and other payments will be accepted in the payment DROP BOXES located outside the east front entrance and in the west parking lot.
    • Online Utility Payments – www.cogs.us/pay
    • Phone number for Utility Payments – 970-384-6455

Municipal Court Payments and Dates

  • Court Payments can be made with cash or check in our payment drop boxes located at the east front entrance or the west parking lot of City Hall.
  • Payments can also be made online at www.citepayusa.com/payments/welcome or at www.cogs.us/pay.
  • All Court dates have been postponed until June 16, 2020.
  • You may contact the court clerk by at 970-384-6530 or robin.bustad@cogs.us

Building and Fire Inspections

  • Currently, the City will continue to schedule building inspections, review fire and other building plans.
  • Schedule building inspections at 970-384-6432; building inspections will be performed Tuesday through Friday
  • Submit building plans online at building@cogs.us
  • Schedule a review of fire sprinkler plans or discuss other Fire Code-related matters contact the Fire Marshall at 970-384-6433

Public Restrooms

  • At this time, public restroom facilities and porta-potties in parks will remain open.

Community Center

  • Along with the closing of the Community Center, all programs are cancelled through March 27. Regular updates will be posted on social media and our website. Again, we will continue to evaluate this unique situation and will provide regular updates at www.glenwoodrec.com.

City Parks

  • All City parks will remain open until we are directed otherwise by the local health department. We encourage you to continue visiting our parks, as regular exercise is essential to physical and mental well-being.

The City’s website at www.cogs.us has a complete listing of all staff phone numbers and email addresses. City office phones will be forwarded to cell phones to allow the public to continue to reach city staff members during this time.

“The health and safety of our community remains our primary concern during this unique time. We recognize these closures will inconvenience our residents, but these decisions are made to prevent the spread of illness and to ensure the health of our residents as much as possible. We also hope that our residents and visitors will continue to support our local businesses during this difficult time,” stated Mayor Jonathan Godes.

Public Health Departments continue to recommend prevention strategies, such as hand washing to reduce the spread of illness, staying away from others when sick, maintaining social distancing in community settings or meetings (the practice of maintaining extra distance, up to six feet, between people), and cancelling large group events. For additional personal measures, please visit the CDC webpage at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

To receive updated information on local guidelines and procedures, please visit Garfield County Public Health’s website and sign-up to receive notifications from their emergency blog at https://www.garfield-county.com/public-health/novel-coronavirus/.

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Glenwood Springs closes public buildings through March 27, 2020