What’s New!

Golden to Celebrate Commitment to Climate Action

Join us Thursday, Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. on the front steps of City Hall to celebrate Golden’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, the Climate Mayors organization, and the Compact of Colorado Communities. This comes on the heels of Golden and other Colorado cities uniting with Governor Hickenlooper to join the US Climate Alliance. Golden is celebrating with dozens of cities and nine states that have already committed to climate action. Golden has been working toward a goal of 25 percent renewables by 2027, along with energy conservation and 6 other sustainability goals adopted in 2007. The celebration will include refreshments and remarks from City Council members. For more information, contact Theresa Worsham at tworsham@cityofgolden.net.

2017 Curbside Appliance Pick-Up Program

The City of Golden now offers curbside appliance recycling to all single family and townhomes in Golden.

Acceptable appliances are limited to: washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, undercounter appliances such as ice makers, and freezers. Items not listed here are not allowed and will not be picked up.

Appliances should be set out in a driveway or in front or side areas of the yard not impeded by a fence or gate. Please do not place items in the street or sidewalk.

Each appliance must be clearly labeled, “for CITY OF GOLDEN RECYCLING”.

Please call (303) 953-5800 and leave your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, AND TYPE OF APPLIANCE FOR PICKUP.

Pickup is the following TUESDAY. Please place the item out by 8 a.m.

Golden Bike Library Now Open!

Golden Bike Library ShedThe Golden Bike Library is now open for its second season. The program runs through October and provides adult and children’s bikes through a check-out system at the Golden Visitor’s Center, 1010 Washington Ave. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. The first two hours are free; those looking to rent for longer periods pay just $10 per day and may utilize a convenient key-drop box to return bikes after hours. For more information, visit www.GoldenBikeLibrary.com.

AquaHawk Alerting Helps City of Golden Water Customers Track Usage

How much water am I using?The City of Golden encourages water customers who have received a new water meter to sign up for AquaHawk Alerting, a free web-based service that enables customers to more efficiently manage their water usage and lower their water bills. The online tool helps customers wade through any confusion on their water usage and helps track past and present usage of water.

Customers can sign up to receive alerts about leaks or out of the ordinary usage. Alerts can be received via text message, e-mail, or phone call. AquaHawk is an extension of the city’s automated metering system, aimed at helping customers understand their water usage and billing. Customers are able to see their usage in convenient customizable graphs to understand their water habits. It can help budget by setting a monetary or water gallon goal.

A few recent AquaHawk customer comments include:

“We are thrilled to be able to see our daily water use! It’s so convenient be able to login anytime, see an estimate of what we’ve already spent, and view a projected bill amount.”

“I felt more comfortable leaving town, knowing that AquaHawk would alert me if there was a leak.” “I can finally see real time information about how much water my irrigation system is really using.”

“I’ve been working to conserve water in our household. It’s very satisfying making a change and then being able to go on AquaHawk the next day and see how much you saved”

The City of Golden water meter replacement project began in late March and will continue for several months until completed. The new meter reading system allows water meters to be read hourly down to a single gallon of water. Approximately 1500 meters have been replaced to date.

Visit the Water Usage Monitoring page for more information.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

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