About the District

The Northwest Lakewood Sanitation District was organized in 1954 and is a political subdivision of the State of Colorado under the Special District Act. The District was established to provide sanitary sewer services.

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The District encompasses an area of approximately 6 square miles. The District is generally located between 42nd Avenue (north side), 6th Avenue (south side), Kipling Street (east side) and I-70 (west side). There are properties that are outside of these general boundaries, including some property west of I-70 and east of Kipling. The District includes property within the boundaries of several cities, including the City of Lakewood, the City of Wheat Ridge and unincorporated Jefferson County.

The District provides sanitary sewer service to both residential and commercial properties. The District's sanitary sewer collection system includes over 65 miles of sewer pipeline and over 1,400 manholes. The District contains approximately 4,000 homes and 500 commercial or multi-dwelling properties. The District has an approximate peak day flow of 2.2 million gallons of wastewater per day.

A five-member Board of Directors governs the District. Board members are elected by eligible electors in the District for four-year terms. Board members must be eligible electors in the District.

The District retains Special District Management Services, Inc. (SDMS) as its administrative manager, with day-to-day operations run by a District Manager employed by SDMS. SDMS provides a range of administrative services, including preparing meeting agendas and financial reports, bookkeeping, utility billing and assisting the Board with budgets, elections and other matters. Collins, Cockerel and Cole, P.C. is contracted for general legal services. Contract operation and management of the sanitary sewer system is provided by Ramey Environmental Compliance, Inc. and Martin/Martin is engaged as the engineer for the District. With all services contracted, the District has no employees.

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District Budget

2018 Capital Improvement Plan

About Sanitation

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CORA Resolution

2017 Ballot Question

Transfer Sewer Service

Facility Renovation and Service Fee Information

Quail Street Basin Information

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