Water

Contact Info

Frisco Public Works

102 School Road
Frisco, CO 80443 United States

Jeff Goble

Public Works Director / Water Superintendent
970-668-9151
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Ryan Thompson

Water Foreman
970-668-0836
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Backflow Reports

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Town of Frisco water is produced from the Wayne Bristol Surface Water Treatment Plant: rated at 1 million gallons per day production and has a water right on North Ten Mile Creek for 2.5 cubic feet per second. The Surface Water Plant is a primary water supply for the Town of Frisco. There are four full-time employees in the Water Department.

The Town also has four water wells which are utilized to supplement the Water Treatment Plant. Requests for tours of the water system are gladly accommodated and if you have any questions concerning water quality, conservation, or operations please contact the Public Works Department at 970-668-0836.

View the 2021 Drinking Water Quality Report for calendar year 2020 below:

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

This report will not be mailed. Copies are available at Town Hall front desk, as well as the Visitor Information Center.

2021 Lead Levels Information

During the latest round of testing for the Town of Frisco’s Lead and Copper Monitoring Program, lead levels tested in exceedance of the maximum allowable limits, as six homes/buildings out of 40 homes/buildings tested in Frisco were found to have lead levels in exceedance of 15 parts per billion (ppb).. Read more here

FAQ's About Frisco Lead Testing

PFAS and the 2020 Sampling Project

In 2020, the Town of Frisco took part in Colorado’s 2020 Sampling Project by sampling drinking water at three source locations where treated water enters the piping network in town. The 2020 Colorado Sampling Project was in direct response to an emerging public health challenge from a group of chemicals scientifically called per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances or “PFAS.” These chemicals are found in certain classes of firefighting foam as well as in many consumer products, and may cause various health impacts.

To help communities learn if their residents are at risk, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) offered free testing to public drinking water systems serving communities. Frisco’s results for two specific chemicals currently under the EPA’s health advisory, PFOA and PFOS, were well below the maximum contaminant level of 70 parts per trillion, however the total combined concentration of compounds that fall under the PFAS family, including those not under the EPA health advisory, were slightly above the maximum contaminant level, at 75.4 parts per trillion. To learn more about PFAS and what this means for Frisco’s drinking water, please click below.

PFAS Results, Information, and Resources

Water Billing

Water billing is handled by the Town’s Finance Department. Visit the water billing page for information on water billing or to pay your bill online.

2020 Water Rate Increase

Frisco Town Council approved a water rate and tap fee increase in June 2019, after two years without any increases. The proposed increases were approved in order to properly budget and plan for anticipated capital improvements, keep up with rising operating expenses and encourage conservation. Currently, Frisco has the second lowest tap fees in Summit County and the lowest water rates. Concurrently, Frisco Town Council also approved a generous new water efficiency and conservation program to benefit our customers who want to improve their own personal water infrastructure.

What will the fee changes be?

Base rate – paid by each water user to pay for ongoing operating expenses and capital improvements

  • The base rate increased from $45 to $47.25 on October 1, 2020
  • The base rate no longer includes up to 18,000 gallons of water
  • The base rate will increase 5% annually on October 1st of each year through October 1, 2024.

Water rates increased 5% on October 1, 2020. New water rates per 1,000 gallons starting on October 1, 2020:

  • Tier 1 – 1 to 8,000 gallons: $1.18 per 1,000 gallons
  • Tier 2 – 8,001 to 16,000 gallons:  $2.35 per 1,000 gallons
  • Tier 3 – 16,001 to 50,000 gallons: $4.20 per 1,000 gallons
  • Tier 4 – 50,001 or more gallons: $5.25 per 1,000 gallons

These water rates will increase by 5% annually on October 1st of each year through October 1, 2024.

Tap fees – a connection fee for new water service

  • Tap fees increased from $4,731 to $5,204.10 on October 1, 2020
  • Tap fees will increase by 10% annually on October 1st of each year through October 1, 2024

When will you see this on your bill?

This increase will appear on your 4th quarter bill, which includes October, November and December 2020, and this bill will arrive during the first week of January 2021 and will be due on January 31, 2021.

The Town of Frisco has partnered with Xpress Bill Pay where you can not only pay your current water bill, but also see your water bill history and use that information to calculate the impact of the 5% rate increase in the 4th quarter.

More Info on 2020 Water Rate Increases & Water Efficiency Programs

Backflow Information

A backflow device is used to control a cross connection in a water system. The State requires a backflow device on all water services that are connected to a public water system. Town of Frisco plumbing codes also require separate devices past the initial backflow for various other hazards including; boilers, hot tubs, in ground irrigation systems and other possible situations that could affect the potability of drinking water.

View common backflow devices found in homes and businesses in the Town of Frisco. There are many other types of devices but most are similar to these.

The Town of Frisco is required by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to survey every water service on the Town’s public water system for the degree of hazard related to cross connections and the backflow protection needed for that service. A list of certified backflow testers can be found here.

Please submit all backflow reports to backflowtesting@townoffrisco.com.

Helpful Resources Regarding Backflow

Water Conservation Code

The Town of Frisco has an irrigation schedule based on the location of your property. Read Article V of Chapter 171, Water to find out about your schedule.

Current Voluntary Water Restrictions

The following Phase 1 voluntary water restrictions are currently in effect:

  • No person should irrigate, sprinkle or otherwise apply water to a lawn except within the following areas, days, and time periods:
    • North Zone (North of Main Street) – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • South Zone (South of Main Street) – Sunday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Flowers, decorative plants, bushes and trees may be watered at any time and on any day so long as such watering is done by way of drip irrigation or by hand using a watering can or a hose with an automatic shut-off valve.
  • No person should do any of the following:
    • Use a hose to wash any structure, motor vehicle or boat unless the hose is equipped with an automatic shut-off valve;
    • Wash any paved area with a hose; and
    • Serve water to a customer of a commercial establishment except upon request of the customer.

Water Inspections

The Water Department performs all inspections of water lines and meter assemblies for newly constructed homes and businesses (please refer to the Town of Frisco’s Water Construction Standards). All Water related inspections must be scheduled through the Public Works Administration Department and all inspections require a 24 hour notice; please call the Public Works Office Manager at 970-668-0836 to schedule an inspection.

Water Tap Fees

All water tap fees are calculated by the Public Works Administration Department. One (1) Capital EQR (tap) as of October 1, 2020, equals to $5,204.10.. A single-family residence is “tapped” at one (1) EQR. The Department requires a full set of plans to calculate the tap fee.

  • Tap fees increased from $4,731 to $5,204.10 on October 1, 2020
  • Tap fees will increase by 10% annually on October 1st of each year through October 1, 2024

Water Meters

You must purchase your water meter from the Town of Frisco. Please contact the Public Works Office Manager at 970-668-0836 for pricing and pick-up.

Water Supply for Contractors

To effectively and efficiently perform public works operations, the Town will no longer be providing a water supply for private contractors.

Waste Water

The Town of Frisco’s sanitation (sewer) service is provided by the Frisco Sanitation District, which is a special district not operated by the Town. Please contact the Frisco Sanitation District at 970-668-3723 for sewer service inquiries and any other sanitation related issues.