As a community water system, FLMD will be under the regulation of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which establishes a routine water monitoring schedule. FLMD expects to have no problems meeting the applicable water quality standards.
Forest Lakes Metropolitan District (FLMD) will ultimately utilize a mixture of surface water and groundwater to provide an adequate water supply to its residents.
The District has significant decreed Denver Basin ground water resources and owns a surface water supply by virtue of a transaction with Colorado Springs Utilities whereby it provides annually up to 660 AF of transmountain return flows to FLMD. Until the surface water treatment plant is constructed and put into service, water will be supplied by an Arapahoe aquifer well decreed for 400 AF.
The combined groundwater and surface water resources owned by the District are more than sufficient for all current and planned residential use and for future commercial uses. The District also has an Interconnection Agreement with Triview Metropolitan District whereby both districts agree to provide emergency water to one another when necessary. The physical interconnection with Triview will be in service by mid-summer of 2016.
April 2, 2021 — REMINDER NOTICE
FOREST LAKES METROPOLITAN DISTRICT STAGE II LEVEL B WATER SHORTAGE PROVISIONS EFFECTIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
As the drought continues, with low lake levels in Bristlecone Reservoir and the prospect of abnormally warm and dry weather to continue through the summer, the Board had determined that it is prudent to continue in Stage II B water restrictions for all residents and commercial operations. The District’s Water Shortage Rules indicate that outdoor watering under Level B restrictions is limited to two days per week as follows: residential users with even numbered addresses may only irrigate on Sunday and Wednesday; residential users with odd numbered addresses may only irrigate on Tuesday and Saturday; and commercial users may only irrigate on Monday and Friday. The details of the Water Shortage Rules are available on the District’s website at forestlakesmetrodistrict.com. The District is in the process of replacing the turf grass in the park with AstroTurf and will be taking steps to strictly control the irrigation of the District’s native grass open space areas. The District’s landscaping contractor will continue to limit irrigation for the park, open spaces and roadway landscaping to two days per week. Please don’t hesitate to call or email me with questions or concerns.
Ann Nichols District Manager
Forest Lakes Metropolitan District (FLMD) adopted Utility Rules and Regulations on March 7, 2016 which include a detailed water conservation program. Click here to download the FLMD – Rules and Regulations – dated March 7, 2016.
The FLMD “water shortage” provisions are triggered based on the yield of its surface water right and specified drops in the level of Bristlecone Reservoir.
The Rules and Regulations will be available on request once adopted by the Board. While FLMD always encourages wise use of water, we do not expect it to be necessary to implement actual water restrictions in the foreseeable future.