March 2017

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Water Efficiency Tip
 
Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches allow water to reach the roots, rather than run off the surface.  
Online bill payment
Save time and money and pay your water bill online. Customers can safely and securely setup recurring credit card payments as well as electronic receipts to your email account. You can also initiate free, one-time payments with a credit card or check by calling Centennial Water's 24-hour toll-free automated phone line, 1-866-648-1967.

To make an online payment, visit centennialwater.org and click the Online Bill Pay icon. Follow the instructions and make your payment with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or with an electronic check. Payments will be reflected in your account immediately.

For more information about how to set up electronic billing, call Centennial Water customer service at 303-791-0361.
Water efficiently and keep water bills in mind
Recent warm, dry winter and spring conditions have prompted some water customers to begin outdoor watering earlier than usual. While it is important to protect landscape vegetation during dry conditions, this can best be done by hand watering dry spots in the grass and hand watering trees and shrubs before the start of the irrigation season.

The Highlands Ranch water budget program for the irrigation season starts the third week of April and ends after the second week of October. Customers who use a large volume of water for landscape irrigation before the start of the water budget period will likely incur a correspondingly higher water bill. The tiered rate structure for Highlands Ranch water customers is designed to encourage overall conservation, and the water budget program employed during the irrigation season has proven to be an effective means to encourage the efficient use of water for irrigation.

For more information about water budgets, contact Centennial Water at 303-791-0361 or email cs@highlandsranch.org.
Prescription Drug Take Back - April 29
Dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs at the National Prescription Drug Take-Back on Saturday, April 29. Centennial Water and the Highlands Ranch Metro District are partnering with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host the event in Highlands Ranch.

The Take-Back event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DCSO Highlands Ranch Substation, located at 9250 Zotos Dr.

Zone 4C pump station and transmission pipeline
Construction began in March on the new Zone 4C pump station and transmission pipeline located in the open space area north of the intersection of S. Broadway and Wildcat Reserve Parkway. The project is an essential component of Centennial Water's water distribution system. Construction will be ongoing through April 2018.

Centennial Water and the Highlands Ranch Metro District have worked together to minimize impacts on the open space and trails within the vicinity of the construction site. However, due to the alignment of the pipeline and grading activities for the pump station, some trail closures and detours are necessary.

Two segments of the Marcy Gulch Trail are currently closed, with the western leg of the trail scheduled to reopen in early May. The eastern portion of the trail is scheduled to reopen in June following installation of the pipeline and trail restoration. Signs will be placed at the points of closure.

Click here for more information about the project.