Arvada News in a Hurry

Water surcharges postponed until at least July

Arvada residents will not see water surcharges on their bills until at least July 1.

Due to unexpected moisture received over the last two months, the city of Arvada and Denver Water have postponed the surcharges.

Over the next month, the runoff and reservoir levels will continue to be monitored and evaluated. If water conditions improve, the surcharges may be postponed further or lifted.

If surcharges do go into effect July 1, bills included in the surcharge would include water used by customers in May and June.

Water restrictions do remain in effect.

For more information regarding restrictions, possible surcharges and the drought, visit

City hosting meeting about communications tower replacement

The city of Arvada is hosting a community information session and open house June 6 regarding a communications tower replacement.

The information session begins at 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St. in Arvada.

The city of Arvada and Arvada Fire Protection District are replacing the communications tower at Dover Way and W. 68th Place with a new tower of the same height as the organizations upgrade their public safety radio system.

The current tower is enervated and isn’t capable of safely supporting antennas for an upgraded system.

Arvada Chief of Police Don Wick will discuss the project during a short information session; following his presentation, representatives from the Arvada Police Department, Arvada Fire Protection District, Sabre Industries and Harris will be available for questions during the open house.

Olde Town Square fountain returns for summer

Water flows in the fountain in Olde Town Square will return this summer.

The city of Arvada is working with Denver Water to reduce its overall water use in parks and public places during the current stage two drought happening across the state.

By making cuts across the system, the city expects to exceed its goal of 20 percent water use reduction this summer, allowing for the fountain in Olde Town Square to be turned on again.

The fountain will begin operating after crews complete their annual maintenance to the system, said Arvada Communications Manager Wendy Forbes. The fountain is expected to be running no later than Friday, June 7.

Daily fountain times are 9-11 a.m., 12-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.

The fountain be in operation through Sept. 30, and typically began operation May 1.

This year’s shortened operating season helps reduce water usage.


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