Water & Sewer

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The Town of Silverthorne's Water and Sewer Department, (L-R;  Hunter Amsbaugh, Lead Operator; Will Yates, Lead Operator; Zach Margolis, Utilities Manager; Chris Shelden, Superintendent; Julia Stennes, Operator) maintains the Town water system and sewage transmission lines. Water is provided by the Town of Silverthorne through a system of wells, storage tanks and distribution lines. The Town's water system has seven pressure zones; the base zone serves much of the Town, and the second and third zone serve the upper elevations on either side of the valley.

Program Policies

  • The Town of Silverthorne’s crystal clear waters come from years and years of fresh Colorado champagne powdery snow high up in the Gore Mountains that provides consistent undisturbed groundwater for our drinking water source.
  • The Town's Comprehensive Plan states that the policy of the Town is to provide a high quality water distribution and treatment system that exceeds local standards and meets the future needs of the community. The Town will continue to strive toward conservation of the community's water resources through policies in Town development ordinances.
  • The Town's Financial Policies direct the Town to develop an Asset Management Plan, a plan which identifies how the Town will protect its capital investment and minimizes the future maintenance and replacement costs. The Town will maintain accurate information on the condition, life span, usage and replacement cost of their capital assets to assist in long term planning. 

Who We Serve

           We provide water and sewer services to residents of the Town of Silverthorne and a very small portion of the surrounding communities. We do not serve Wildernest (Buffalo Mountain Metro District (970) 513-1300), Mesa Cortina (Mesa Cortina Water and Sewer District (970) 626-2595), Hamilton Creek (Managed by Water Solutions Inc. (970) 468-1848), and Ruby Ranch (Managed by Buffalo Mountain Metro District (970) 513-1300).