Anybody who owns a lot without public water in Stagecoach that’s less than 5 acres or is planning on purchasing one should pay attention:
The Morrison Creek Water and Sanitation District in Stagecoach has decided it wants to cut the number of sewer vault permits offered from 600 to 30 for 2009-2011and no more permits would be allowed after 2011. There are currently 1500 lots in Stagecoach that would not have access to a sewer vault if this plan goes into effect.
MCWD has held two public hearings and indicated their reason for moving ahead with this is that the Board and County have become “increasingly concerned with the existing and potential adverse consequences from the growing number of vaults in Stagecoach. Vaults’ are approved by the State of Colorado for temporary “Limited Use Occupancy” only. But most vaults in Stagecoach are on homes used year-around. Other concerns include traffic on roads from pump trucks, potential spillage, treatment challenges at the wastewater treatment plant of the District, health concerns from improperly maintained vaults, and lack of a concerted effort of lot owners for extension of central lines to and within these pre-1980 platted subdivisions.”
In a joint meeting with the Routt County Commissioners, MCWD did agree to create an advisory board made up of residents to address how to get sewer and water to the affected lots.
….MCWD could take action as early as August 20th, at their next meeting. If you are concerned about the issue, please contact MCWD and the Routt County Commissioners to voice your opposition.
This information provided by Sarah Thorsteinson, Steamboat Government Affairs Director