Utilities - Water & Sewer
The City of Montrose provides water and sewer utilities to city residents through the Utilities Division of Public Works.
Utility crews maintain miles of water and sewer lines throughout the city to provide reliable service.
The water and sewer utilities are maintained through service charges that are placed in enterprise funds for each utility. These enterprise funds are used exclusively to support the cost of providing the service.
Fees are set according to what is needed to cover the actual cost of the service.
Call the Utility Notification Center of Colorado by dialing 811. The center will provide assistance in locating all underground utilities, including:
- Electric lines
- Gas pipes
- Telephone cables
- Water and sewer lines
Be prepared to provide the street address, exact location of excavation, and nearest intersection. Notify the UNCC at least three days prior to digging, except in an emergency.
One-Call Notification System Act
The One-Call Notification System Act was passed into law in May 2000. This law requires that owners and operators of underground utilities in Colorado join the statewide one-call notification center (811).
The City of Montrose joined the statewide one-call center, making it convenient for our customers who plan on digging.
Learn more about the Utility Notification Center of Colorado.
The Sewer Division of Public Works is responsible for constructing, cleaning, repairing, and maintaining the city's waste collection system. This includes miles of sewer lines and numerous lift stations, catch basins, and manholes. Personnel are on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond to any emergency that should arise in the sewer system.
The Building Department coordinates fees and retapping due to repair or replacement of a service line.
The Water Division constructs, operates, and maintains the water distribution lines and meters within the city, providing water customers with a safe and reliable domestic water supply that complies with all state and federal laws.
We work to provide quality service and meet the increasing water demands of the city while keeping costs as low as possible.
Project 7 Water Authority
Project 7 Water Authority provides high-quality, potable water to the municipalities and rural areas of the Uncompahgre River Valley through a unique cooperative effort among seven area water entities, including the City of Montrose. View the most recent Consumer Confidence Report or contact Project 7 for additional water quality and treatment information.
The Building Department coordinates fees for new water taps.
Water Conservation Plan
The City has a Water Conservation Plan as mandated by the State of Colorado HB 04-1365, which mandates that all covered entities, defined as water retailers that distribute 2,000 acre-feet or more annually, have such plans approved by the Colorado Water Conservation Board.