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A BETTER COMMUNITY THROUGH RECREATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Stonegate Recreational Courts, Gazebos and Neighborhood Playgrounds are Closed Until Further Notice
Working in conjunction with the DC Sheriff to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community,
we ask our residents to avoid playgrounds, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, gazebos and park pavilions.
Community Center Closed - Until Further Notice
Due to continuing developments surrounding COVID–19, our focus remains on the health and welfare of our residents. We continue to follow the information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The safety of our community is our priority.
The Board of Directors has made the decision to proceed as follows:
Close the Community room until further notice.
If you have an upcoming event in March or April, the Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the rental. We will refund all charges back to the water bill. We will re-evaluate mid-April whether it is appropriate to accept any new rental requests for dates in the future.
Thank you in advance for your support and help. If you have any questions, concerns, and suggestions, please reach out to SVMD at 303-858-9909. We absolutely want to partner with you as we navigate this trying time.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
2020 Tennis Programs
Stonegate Village Metropolitan District is pleased to announce that we have partnered with local tennis pro Ryan Freeman to coordinate tennis programs, classes and junior tennis this spring/summer for Stonegate Residents. Programs Include:
After school junior programs beginning the first week of April and continuing throughout the summer.
Junior Team Tennis
Private and group lessons are also available.
Douglas County 5G Rollout
From: Douglas County Board for County Commissioners
Please Visit: https://www.douglas.co.us/5g
We, as your local–elected officials, have received many comments and concerns from citizens regarding the industry’s ongoing efforts to deploy small cell facilities in Douglas County. We agree that the health and safety of our citizens is of paramount importance, and we share your concerns about the design and placement of personal wireless service facilities in Douglas County. Unfortunately, federal and state law have increasingly restricted our ability to regulate the deployment of personal wireless service facilities. For example, federal law prohibits state and local governments from regulating the placement, construction or modification of personal wireless service facilities based on the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions so long as the facilities comply with the FCC’s regulations on such emissions. In addition, state law prohibits local governments from prohibiting cell sites in any type of zoning district, including residential zoning districts.
As federal and state law continue to develop in this area, we are exploring avenues that remain available to us to protect the health, safety, convenience, aesthetics, and welfare of present and future residents. We are currently seeking input from the local municipalities and examining regulations in surrounding communities related to small cell facilities to inform our own response. Douglas County is also part of an organization that is challenging the validity of the FCC’s order restricting local governments’ ability to regulate small cell deployment.
To further address our citizen’s concerns, we met directly with our federal legislators in Washington D.C. to request their intervention with the FCC, both to compel completion of its RF Emissions study and modify the recent 2014 and 2018 orders which limit the County’s ability to regulate the aesthetic impacts of small cell and other telecommunication facilities. We will continue to advocate for measures at the state and federal levels that enhance local control over these issues. We encourage you to do the same.
Douglas County Commissioners
Neighborhood Median Revitalization
Neighborhood Median Revitalization Begins Today - the entrance medians off of Mica, Stoneflower, Saranac, Parkside, Amberstone and Sweetbrush will be getting updated - old junipers will be removed, new cobble rock and Chanticleer Pear trees will be added.
HYDRANT FLUSHING - 8.27.2019
HYDRANT FLUSHING - you will see crews flushing hydrants throughout the District neighborhoods for the next few days. They are forcefully drawing chlorinated water through the system as we operationally pull/change disinfectants. This may stir up and wash out sediments that have collected in the water mains.
Stonegate Receives CDPHE Approval of Drinking Water
pH Adjustment Demonstration Scale Evaluation
The Stonegate Village Metropolitan District (SVMD) drinking water treatment plant uses raw water from 13 different groundwater wells and has been having ongoing problems due to corrosion and reports of brown water in its distribution system. The proposed demonstration scale evaluation (incorporate caustic soda for pH adjustment at the drinking water treatment plant) is to determine whether pH control can help the treatment plant provide higher quality finished water. The goal
of the demonstration scale study is to increase the finished water pH at the drinking water treatment plant to approximately 8.1 using sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) at a target dose of 20.0 mg/L.
During the course of the study, the pH of the finished water at the treatment plant and the water quality in the distribution system will be monitored.
DISTRICT WIDE HYDRANT FLUSHING BEGINS
Week of April 15, 2019
Uni-Directional Flushing (UDF) cleans the water mains by flushing sequences of water from one
fire hydrant to another. High velocities of water will scour the water mains and remove deposits and sediment that accumulate in the water mains.
In most cases, residents will not notice any changes to their water delivery during the UDF process though you may notice a slight discoloration. You can run your faucets for a short time after the flushing has been completed until water is clear. Discolored water does not pose any health
Please try and refrain from washing during the time they are in your area as it is possible that the discolored water could discolor white clothing when washing. Please plan accordingly.
Colorado Water Systems (CWS) will place signs in neighborhood areas when flushing.
Discolored Water 3.31.2019
DISCOLORED WATER -- we have had reports of discolored water in the District. Saturday morning we were alerted to an alarm from a variable frequency drive for one of the booster pumps at the water distribution station. The pump was shut off and switched to a back up pump. This may have caused fluctuating flows in the system, which in turn could have disturbed naturally occurring sediment - primarily iron and manganese. Customarily, these minerals are dissolved in the water andappear clear, however they can settle in the pipelines - especially during winter months when water usage is low. We will be doing additional flushing today and proactive flushing around the District throughout the week.
We continue to test the water routinely throughout the system, monitoring the safety and quality of the water for all of our customers. If discoloration occurs, run the cold water from one faucet for about 5 minutes. At the end of 5 minutes the water should run clear. (Running the hot water pulls from the water heater, which could make the problem worse.) If the water fails to clear after 5 minutes, wait for a few hours and run only the cold water again. Also, run your outside spigot to flush out any that has settled there.
The District's Remote Meter Reading System
The District uses an automated meter reading system to obtain the monthly readings. The ORION endpoints transmit meter reading via radio frequency to a mobile receiver or transceiver when the device is within range of the endpoint’s signal during drive-by reading. The endpoint electronics and battery assembly are fully encapsulated in epoxy.
Pin Hole Leaks
The District occasionally receives calls from customers requesting temporary shutoff of their water service to allow for repairs to leaking pipes inside the house. The following FAQs address the type of leaks most commonly reported to the District.
What are plumbing pipes made of?
Over the years, many different materials have been used for plumbing pipes. In the SVMD service area, the vast majority of houses and other buildings have copper piping.
What causes plumbing pipes to develop leaks?
The two primary causes of leaks in copper piping are corrosion and erosion. Corrosion can be caused by stray electrical currents, or by the chemistry of the water flowing through the pipes. Stray electrical currents normally impact buried pipes, and are not a common issue with inside piping. Corrosion due to water chemistry has become much less common because water providers are required to adjust water chemistry to prevent corrosion. Erosion is caused by high velocity in the pipe, which can wear away the metal from the inside of the pipe.
What kind of leaks do we see in Stonegate?
Nearly all of the leaks reported to the District were caused by erosion due to high velocity. Erosion can be readily identified by the wear pattern inside the pipe.
What causes the high velocity?
High velocity is most often due to excessive pressure in the plumbing pipes.
Where do the leaks occur?
The most common location for leaks reported to the District is right after the water line enters the house.
Is there a way to protect my plumbing pipes from high pressure?
Yes. A pressure reducing valve (PRV) can be installed to reduce the pressure inside the house. With a properly installed and adjusted PRV, your sprinkler system and other fixtures in your house will use water at a slower rate, reducing the velocity in the pipes. The District recommends that every house be equipped with a PRV.
How can I tell if I have a PRV?
PRVs are normally located near the meter, where the water line enters the house.
If I have a PRV, are my pipes protected?
Maybe. To provide adequate protection, the PRV must be in good working order, and properly adjusted.
How can I tell if my PRV is working and properly adjusted?
Testing the pressure inside the house will indicate whether a PRV is functioning properly. You may check out a Pressure Check Gauge at the District offices. Normal pressure range is 45-65.
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Board meetings are open to the public, and are regularly scheduled on the
third Wednesday of the month.
The next monthly meeting is at 5:30 pm on April 15, 2020 (Wednesday) at the SVMD Community Center - 10326 Stonegate Parkway, Parker, CO 80134
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SVMD District Offices
10252 Stonegate Parkway
Parker, CO 80134
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the community center room click below.
(A separate pool party reservation must be made through Front Range Recreation)
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SWIM LESSONS and POOL PARTIES
This link takes you to the Front Range Recreation website. Once there, click on Pool and then choose Stonegate Village
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
Stonegate Village Metropolitan District (SVMD) is a governmental entity that was formed per Title 32 of the Colorado Revised State Statutes to perform specific services for the residents and businesses located within the District boundaries. The Stonegate Village Metropolitan District is responsible for a number of important operations and maintenance services for the District, which include:
- Water and Wastewater Services
- Recreational Facilities
- Maintenance of Open Space & Public Landscapes
Additionally, SVMD provides certain services to properties that lie within its borders, including potable water and sewer services to private and commercial properties within the Lincoln Park, E-470 Potomac and Compark Metropolitan Districts. Another critical role and overarching mission of the District is its participation in the WISE Partnership. The District is actively involved in the regional and statewide water supply project between Aurora Water, Denver Water, and the South Metro Water Supply Authority (SMWSA), that consist of 14 Special District and Municipal members who are focused on developing sustainable renewable water projects, and implementing conservation efforts for the south metro region and around Douglas County.
MORE ABOUT THE DISTRICT
The Stonegate Village Metropolitan District manages and oversees the 24-hour operations of the many utilities, infrastructure, and services; which includes water and wastewater resources, recreational facilities, open space areas, public landscapes, and drainage-way maintenance. These District services are maintained and operated by funds received either through property taxes or fees, and are used for the operation, maintenance, and long-term replacement of District facilities, resources and infrastructure.
The District also supports a variety of special projects and programs that directly enhance and improve the community. Below outlines a partial list of the current and ongoing improvement, maintenance, and service projects the District is currently working on for the community:
- Community development planning
- District business expansion
- Water plant facilities upgrades
- Water quality and inspection program
- Water well management program
- Wastewater facility construction project
- WISE Water agreement and project
- Water rates study and evaluation
- Renewable water program
- Rueter Hess Reservoir planning
- Fire hydrant maintenance & flush project
- Street signage improvement project
- Fence repair and replacement project
- Flood and standing water management
- Newlin Gulch maintenance & upgrades
- Landscape master planning
- Open space & park improvement projects
- Walkway improvements & upgrades
- Turf mowing and flowerbed management
- Spring tree trimming program
- Tree and shrub replacement program
- Swimming pool facilities upgrades
- Community Center facility improvements
- Tennis court upgrades & improvements
- Gazebo and rec area improvements
- Snow removal operations
If you have any questions about the District
services, projects and programs, you are
encouraged to contact the District Manager at
303-858-9909, or by mail at
10252 Stonegate Parkway, Parker, CO 80134.
Stonegate Village Metropolitan District
District Offices, 10252 Stonegate Parkway, Parker, CO, 80134