Penrose Water District

Penrose, Colorado

The Penrose Water District is a single-purpose, Colorado Special District providing municipal water for the town of Penrose, Colorado. Established in 1967, we have been in service to our constituents for over 50 years.

Penrose Water District Boundary Map

The purpose cited for the creation of our District was "to provide a safe and reliable drinking water supply". That purpose remains the focus of our operations today.

We are located in Fremont County, generally situated at the crossroads of US Highway 50 and State Highway 115. Our office is located in the downtown area of Penrose at 210 Broadway.

We are directed by a 5-member board, elected by our constituents, that set operational and procedural policy then carried out by management and staff. Elections are scheduled every other year, for 4-year terms on the Board, and are held every even calendar year. Daily operations are managed by the District Manager, who reports directly to the Board of Directors.

About Rates & Charges

What Your Rates Cover

Annually, we evaluate and adjust our rates to mirror the expenses of supplying water to our clients. The Penrose Water District Board of Directors typically approves these rates in December of each year, with the changes taking effect on January 1. We ensure that public hearings regarding rates are announced a minimum of 30 days ahead.

Understanding Your Rates

Your bill comprises a fundamental charge (termed as water base) that addresses both administrative and fixed expenses. These charges help manage operational expenditures and crucial projects vital for the Penrose Water District’s distribution network.

Automated Meter Reading System

In 2019, we converted our metering system to a fully automated radio read system. The project provides:

  • New meters at every service connection.
  • Greater accuracy of readings.
  • Access to hourly reads on a daily basis which provides for early discovery of leaks or other high usage.
  • More time for staff to focus on operations of the system.

After-Hours Emergencies

Water Main Breaks and Water Outages

Call 811 Before You Dig

If you have an emergency call (719) 429-1334

Dig and Excavate Safely - Call Before You Dig!
Before moving dirt in any way, call the Utility Notification Center of Colorado. UNCC will contact all utility companies located in the area to locate and mark their underground utilities. This service is offered at no charge to you. 
Call 811 at least three working days before you dig.

Pay Your Bill Online

Payments are Due By the 14th of Each Month