- Water Rate Study
- Water Quality Report & Testing
- Water Utilities
The water billing department bills citizens and business for Firestone water services on a monthly basis.
Online Bill Pay: Customers will now be able to pay Water Bills online. As of January 1, 2009, there will be no convenience fee charged for this service. If payment is to avoid disconnection of service, you must contact Town Hall at 303-833-3291.
Online Bill Pay Instructions
Online Bill Pay Description
Water Utility Clerk: Julie Pasillas, 303-833-3291, email@example.com
Water Quality Report
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that all community water systems provide their customers with an annual water quality report or Consumer Confidence Report. This requirement is part of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, as amended. The Town of Firestone does not operate its own treatment plant; however we do purchase treated water from Central Weld County Water District. Under these arrangements, they are the agency that would compile and report the data that the EPA requires.
Lead & Copper Testing
In the fall of 2012, the Town of Firestone system found elevated levels of lead in the drinking water in some homes/buildings. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Please read this information closely to see what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water.
Health Effects of Lead
Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water or other sources. It can cause damage to the brain and kidneys, and can interfere with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body. The greatest risk of lead exposure is to infants, young children, and pregnant women. Scientists have linked the effects of lead on the brain with lowered IQ in children. Adults with kidney problems and high blood pressure can be affected by low levels of lead more than healthy adults. Lead is stored in the bones and it can be released later in life. During pregnancy, the child receives lead from the mother’s bones, which may affect brain development.
Sources of Lead
Lead is a common metal found in the environment. The main sources of lead exposure are lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust or soil. Drinking water is also a possible source of lead exposure. Most sources of drinking water have no lead or very low levels of lead. Most lead gets into drinking water after the water leaves the local well or treatment plant and comes into contact with plumbing materials containing lead. These include lead pipes, lead solder (commonly used until 1986), as well as faucets, valves, and other components made of brass.
What is the Town of Firestone Doing to Address the Issue?
As per the requirements from the State of Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, the Town of Firestone notified public education materials to all billing customers on Nov. 5, 2012. This notice provides information on what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water and to learn what the Town of Firestone is doing to address this problem.
Public Education for Lead and Copper Delivered to All Billing Customers
Town of Firestone Press Release
For More Information
Call the Town of Firestone at 303-833-3291. For more information on reducing lead exposure around your home/building and the health effects of lead, visit www.epa.gov/lead, or contact a health care provider.
Firestone Public Water System ID: CO0162476
Additional Education about Lead and Copper:
EPA Lead and Copper Rule
Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water
Lead in Drinking Water
Lead and Copper Rule Compliance
Lead in Drinking Water Regulation: Public Education Guidance
EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 800-426-4791
Water Utility Billing
Automatic Billing (ACH) Form - Any person wishing to have their water bill paid by automatic payment needs to complete this form. Water customers will still receive statements by mail and then, each month, payments will be automatically withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of month.
Commercial Water Application - For any stand alone commercial building that has water provided to the building. If there is more than one business within the building the owner must fill out this form for water service.
Email Billing Form - This form is for any resident wishing to receive their water bills via email versus standard post card delivered by the US Postal Service.
Final Water Request Form - This form is for title companies that are needing to request final water readings and final bills for a property they are closing on.
Realtor and Banker Water Deposit Application - This form is for Realtors or Banks that need to have their name put on a water account to be able to receive current water bills for a designated property.
Reconnection Form - This form needs to be completed if water service has been disconnected for non-payment within the last 48 hour. This form, along with past due balance on the account and reconnection fee, will need to be received by the Town by 4:15 p.m. to have water reconnected the same business day.
Recurring Credit/Debit Card Form - Any person wishing to have their water bill paid by automatic payment needs to complete this form. Water customers will still receive statements by mail and then, each month, payments will be automatically charged on the credit or debit card on the 20th of each month.
Residential Water Application - Any person purchasing a residential property in the town is required to complete this form to begin water service.
Water Conservation Tips
Below is a list of links that will provide helpful information on water conservation tips, lawn water guides, lawn care guides, water leak information and more. This information was created by many local agencies and national agencies
For a free toilet leak detection kit, contact Town Hall at 303-833-3291.
Simple Steps to Save Water
High-Efficiency Bathroom Sink Faucets
Every Drop Counts
Water Use in New Homes
These will provide a wide variety of information on water conservation and other tips.
Tips were created by the EPA, www.epa.gov/watersense.
Success with Soaker Hoses
This is information on leaks inside and outside the home and information on watering your lawn.
Created by Seattle and Participating Local Water Utilities, www.savingwater.org.
Vehicle & Garage
Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on your lawn or other unpaved surface to minimize the amount of dirty water flowing into the storm drain and eventually into your local water body.
Check your car, boat, motorcycle, and other machinery and equipment for leaks and spills. Make repairs as soon as possible. Clean up spilled fluids with an absorbent material like kitty litter or sand, and don't rinse the spills into a nearby storm drain. Remember to properly dispose of absorbent material.
Recycle used oil and other automotive fluids at participating service stations. Don't dump these chemicals down the storm drain or dispose of them in your trash.
Lawn & Garden
Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly. When use is necessary, use these chemicals in the recommended amounts. Avoid application if the forecast calls for rain; otherwise, chemicals will be washed into your local stream.
Select native plants and grasses that are drought and pest resistant. Native plants require less water, fertilizer and pesticides.
Sweep up yard debris, rather than hosing down areas. Compost or recycle yard waste when possible.
Don't over water your lawn. Water during the cool times of day and don't let water run off into the storm drain.
Cover piles of dirt and mulch being used in landscaping projects to prevent these pollutants from blowing or washing off your yard and into local water bodies. Vegetate bare spots in your yard to prevent soil erosion.
Home Repair & Improvement
Before beginning an outdoor project, locate the nearest storm drains and protect them from debris and other materials.
Sweep up and properly dispose of construction debris such as concrete and mortar.
Use hazardous substances like paints, solvents and cleaners in the smallest amounts possible, and follow directions on label. Clean up spills immediately and dispose of the waste safely. Store substances properly to avoid leaks and spills.
Purchase and use nontoxic, biodegradable, recycled, and recyclable products whenever possible.
Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Filter and reuse paint thinner when using oil-based paints. Properly dispose of excess paints through a household hazardous waste collection program, or donated unused paint to local organizations.
Reduce the amount of paved area and increase the amount of vegetated area in your yard. Use native plants in your landscaping to reduce the need for watering during dry periods. Consider directing down spouts away from paved surfaces onto lawns or other measures to increase filtration and reduce polluted runoff.
When walking your pet, remember to pick up the waste and dispose of it properly. Flushing pet waste is the best disposal method. Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria to wash into the storm drain and eventually into local water bodies.
Swimming Pool & Spa
Drain your swimming pool only when a test kit does not detect chlorines.
Whenever possible, drain your pool or spa into the sanitary sewer system.
Properly store pool and spa chemicals to prevent leaks and spills, preferably in a covered area to avoid exposure to storm water.
Septic System Use & Maintenance
Have your septic system inspected by a professional at least every three years, and have the septic tank pumped as necessary (usually every 3 to 5 years).
Care for the septic system drain field by not driving or parking vehicles on it. Plant only grass over and near the drain field to avoid damage from roots.
Flush responsibly. Flushing household chemicals like paint, pesticides, oil and antifreeze can destroy the biological treatment taking place in your system. Other items, such as diapers, paper towels and cat litter can clog the septic system and potentially damage components.
The Town of Firestone is one of 15 municipalities and water districts that have partnered along with Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District to form the participants of the Northern Integrated Supply Project.
This project will consist of the construction of two reservoirs Glade and Galeton in Northern Colorado along with many miles of water pipelines. Glade reservoir is the larger of the two reservoirs and will have the capacity to hold 170,000 acre-feet of water. While Galeton will be the smaller of the two reservoirs, it will have the capacity to hold 45,000 acre-feet of water.
When both reservoirs are complete the water supplied from them will help supply Firestone with the water needed for our municipalities future. The Town is very excited to participate in such a beneficial water project and would like to invite residents and commercial customers to visits the links below to get more information on this wonderful water project.
List of Endorsements and Supports of NISP