The Utilities Division is responsible for the operation, repair, and maintenance of the City’s water distribution system and wastewater collection system. This includes all parts of the water distribution chain, from reservoir to tunnel to water main. The division focuses on preventative maintenance programs designed to extend the life of all assets.
The Utilities Division oversees maintenance of both water and sewer water systems.
Utilities Division personnel are available 24/7/365 at (303) 384-8158 to respond to any water or sewer system emergencies.
Responsibilities and Functions (Water)
- Valve, Hydrant, Water Tank, and Pump Station Maintenance
- Operate and Maintain Headgates
- Reservoir and Tunnel Maintenance
- Maintain Water Meter System
- Maintain Water Quality through Scheduled Flushing of Water Mains
- Repair of Water Mains
- Watermain Replacement Procedures
- Backflow Testing/Cross Connection Control Program
Responsibilities and Functions (Waste Water)
- Sewer Main Maintenance (High Pressure Water Jet Cleaning)
- Repair Sewer Mains
- Video Inspection of Sewer Mains
- Maintain and Repair Sewer Manholes
The Water and Sanitary Sewer Specifications are intended to provide information to all concerned parties performing waterline and sewerline construction dedicated to or accepted by the City of Golden. In addition, all work within the public right of way is governed by these specifications.
The specifications apply rigidly to any new developments which are not constrained by already existing improvements. Upgrades to existing facilities are often limited to conform to an existing condition. The Engineer may therefore allow variation of these specifications in this situation. When the term “Engineer” appears in these specifications, it shall mean the Engineer or his authorized representative, firm, or corporation appointed or retained by the City of Golden.
Bulk Water Station
A bulk water sales station has been constructed by the City of Golden and is located on the north end of Golden at 1151 Catamount Drive, adjacent to the City of Golden maintenance shops. This station will provide bulk water to residents and contractors without the need for the customer to rent a hydrant meter. A standard 2.5″ male fire hose connection is installed on the station, customers will need to adapt to this connection. The discharge from the station is currently set at approximately 250 gpm.
Customers will be required to set up a prepaid account with the City of Golden. Accounts may be opened at the City of Golden Public Works office located at 1445 10th Street. Be prepared to provide company and truck information, including license plate numbers and truck capacity.