At one time, Harris Park Metropolitan District (HPMD) had researched the possibility of providing full water and sanitation services, so we legally set up the “Water & Sanitation District”; however this was never pursued. If, in the future, Harris Park should look into this further, we already are registered legally as a Water & Sanitation District.
(18) “Sanitation district” means a special district that provides for storm or sanitary sewers, or both, flood and surface drainage, treatment and disposal works and facilities, or solid waste disposal facilities or waste services, and all necessary or proper equipment and appurtenances incident thereto.
(24) “Water and sanitation district” means a special district which provides both water district and sanitation district services.
(25) “Water district” means a special district which supplies water for domestic and other public and private purposes by any available means and provides all necessary or proper reservoirs, treatment works and facilities, equipment, and appurtenances incident thereto.
Distribution of District Funds
Water & Sanitation funds come from property taxes and are managed and held by HPMD. Water & Sanitation funds are separate from all other funds. These funds are used for the maintenance and repair of our lakes, wells; payment of utilities, required state fees and licenses, repair and maintenance of equipment, and supplies.
Lakes & Dams
The District has two lakes and one pond that currently hold water. HPMD recently had a “Names The Lakes” Fundraising Event. Our resident winner was Rob Alinder. The winning entries were Regal Lake (Lake #1) for Regal Range behind the lake. Mt. Royal Lake (Lake #2) for Mt Royal behind the lake.
Regal Lake (Lake #1) is the lower lake which is accessible from Bishop Rd and Park Rd. Mt. Royal Lake (Lake #2) is the upper Lake which is accessible from Park County Rd 47. Flora Pond is located immediately next to the Fire Station and is accessible from Neal Rd.
Please refer to the “Our Lakes” page for more information.
Harris Park Wells
The District has two (2) public wells, one by the Community Center and one on Bartimous Road between Sullivan Street and Brown Street, which has been closed for many years, due to contamination.
The Community Center well is for the use of Harris Park Metro District residents/property owners. The well is locked and only accessible by
application and a key for full time residents.
Seasonal residents will have access to a locked water spigot on the back side of the Community Center, across the street from the Volunteer Fire Department. This water spigot will be accessible by application and a key.
The water spigot is attached to a 175 gallon water holding tank inside the Community Center. The tank will need to refilled periodically, so we are asking those residents who have a key to use this water sparingly.
We are required to do testings of the water at the hydrant every three months.. The water available at the community center is already treated, so no testing is necessary. The Community Center well meter is read monthly and usage is announced at each monthly meeting. The results are included in the monthly meetings. Also required by the CODPHE, the well is tested five years for nitrate/nitrite contents. For further information and questions, please contact the HPMD Administrator.
Harris Park Toilet Facilities
The District has one year-round handicap portable restroom across from the Fire Station and Flora Pond on Neal Road. Three additional portable restrooms are added for the summer months – two at Lake 1 (one being a handicap portable restroom), one at Lake 2. (Be prepared…bring your own T.P and hand sanitizer)!