Jay Gallagher

Jay Gallagher 2 years, 2 months ago on New water right saves Routt County on cost of irrigation

Many thanks to Routt County for having the foresight to develop this alternative source of irrigation water. Lawn irrigation accounts for two-thirds of our water usage in the summer, so every savings helps to reduce the demand on the Fish Creek Filtration Plant. We also appreciate that the County is following the Stage 2 watering schedule as it sends a supportive message to the community.

Jay Gallagher General Manager Mt. Werner Water & Sanitation District

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Jay Gallagher 2 years, 3 months ago on Our View: Good to the last drop

The installation of wireless meter reading is the first step towards developing a customer portal that will allow customers to monitor their own usage. We expect to beta test this capability in 2013.

Jay Gallagher General Manager, Mt. Werner Water

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Jay Gallagher 4 years, 2 months ago on Water rate hike on agenda for Steamboat Springs City Council tonight

Correction: Only the City wastewater treatment rate increases will affect Mount Werner Water District customers. The Mount Werner Water District establishes its own rates for water and watewater collection. In 2011, wastewater treatment rates for District customers will rise 30% for commercial customers and 2% for residential customers.

Jay Gallagher General Manager Mount Werner Water and Saniation District

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Jay Gallagher 4 years, 3 months ago on Our View: Water rates merit more explanation

Regarding the last sentence of paragraph 3, it is incorrect to say that "all this burden will be on the backs of Steamboat residents who live north of Fish Creek- not those in the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District"

The City of Steamboat Springs sets the wastewater treatment fees for its residents and its "wholesale customers", those in the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District, the Tree Haus Metro District, and the Steamboat II Metro District. These fees are based on calculations of the Cost to Serve (COS) each customer class in each entity.

For its part, the Mount Werner Water District bills and collects these fees from its customers and remits monthly payments to the City to cover the District’s share of the operation and maintenance costs of the wastewater treatment plant and the wastewater interceptor. The same is true for wastewater treatment tap fees paid by developers.

The proposed increases in wastewater treatment fees and tap fees will affect not only residents and businesses in the City District, but also those in the Mount Werner Water District, Steamboat II, and Tree Haus.

The Mount Werner Water District charges its customers for water on the basis of its Cost to Serve each customer class. In 2007, the District put into effect new water rates and a tiered water rate structure. The District will be reviewing its water rates again in 2011.

Jay Gallagher General Manager Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District

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Jay Gallagher 5 years, 1 month ago on City expects overdue water study this week

FYI: The range of fluoride concentration in our water is 0.9 - 1.0 mg/L. Jay Gallagher General Manager, Mt Werner Water

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