The Evergreen Metropolitan District provides water and
wastewater treatment services to Evergreen and the surrounding areas. It also
provides operation and management services to four other water and sanitation
districts in Evergreen:
Normal business hours for the District are Monday through
Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.
SUMMER 2013 WATER FORECAST
Metropolitan District is a unique, stand-alone water system. The water system
is completely independent from Denver Water or any other Front Range community
system. The water supply for the Evergreen
Metropolitan District comes from Evergreen Lake, but it originates in the Upper
Bear Creek Watershed. The total watershed is relatively small; only 236
sq.-miles. Also only about 50% of the watershed resides above Evergreen Lake.
The rest extends below Evergreen Lake to the town of Morrison. The watershed
begins on the east side of the Mount Evans Wilderness.
The water supply resides in the watershed in the form
of snow pack, rainfall, and small lake storage. The unique geographical
location of the Upper Bear Creek watershed also comes with its own unique
weather patterns. Frequently, our watershed does not receive the same
precipitation as other neighboring watersheds. When you see snow forecast for
the mountains, it doesn’t always mean the east side of Mount Evans is getting
it. In recent years, there have been several occasions when it seemed all of
the front-range mountains were getting snow but Mount Evans was not.
Consequently, Bear Creek stream flow and the water supply for Evergreen Metro
was less in those years than what other community systems experienced.
The winter and
spring of 2013 has been just the opposite. While the watershed that supplies
water to Denver Water is being reported as extremely low, we in the Bear Creek
area have enjoyed plentiful snow and rain. We have received so much
precipitation in fact, that the flows in Bear Creek are at their highest levels
in years. So entering the summer of 2013 there is no drought condition or
corresponding watering restrictions for Evergreen Metro. District staff
monitors stream flows and weather on a daily basis. Any drastic loss in stream
flow will be reviewed and the possible activation of the water conservation plan
may occur, but at this point that is a very unlikely scenario.
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER
If you have an emergency with your water or sewer after
business hours or on the weekend, or if you
cannot get through to the main
office during normal business hours, please use the phone number above.