Water & Sanitation

At one time, Harris Park 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.

C.R.S. 32-1
(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 the HP Metro District.  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.  Lake #1 is the lower lake which is accessible from Bishop Rd and Park Rd.  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” for more information.

Wells & Toilet Facilities
The District has two (2) public wells, one by the Community Center and one on Bartimous Road between Sullivan Street and Brown Street; however, only the Community Center well is currently open.  These wells are for the use of Harris Park Estates residents/property owners ONLY.  Our well meters are read monthly, and usage is included in the monthly meetings.  The water is tested on a quarterly basis, and results are also included in the monthly meetings.

The District has one year-round handicap portable restroom across from the Fire Station and Flora Pond on Neal Road.  Four additional portable restrooms potties are added for the summer months around – two at Lake 1, one at Lake 2, and one at the ball field, which is only accessible during events. (Bring your own T.P.!)