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Crested Butte Water Treatment Plant
Crested Butte Water Treatment Plant

The Water Division of the Public Works Department


The Water Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for the treatment and distribution of potable water for the Town of Crested Butte.  The direct line to the Water Treatment Plant is


David Jelinek 
Water System Manager
Andrew Crowley
Water System Operator

Description of System:

Source - Coal Creek

Treatment Process - Storage reservoir, membrane filtration, ultraviolet disinfection, chlorination.

Water Meters- Water meters are required on all water services, both old and new construction. Meters may be obtained by contacting the Town Office at 349-0885. Pricing varies by meter size.

Water Meter Prices:

$290.00 - 5/8 Inch Meter 

$320.00 - 3/4 Inch Meter  

$415.00 - 1 Inch Meter (Model 55)                        

$425.00 - 1 Inch Meter (Model 70)   

$760.00 - 1 1/2 Inch Meter

Additional information regarding Water Rate, Tap Fee, and Meter pricing information may be obtained by contacting the Finance Department at 970-349-5338.   

Cross Connection Control Program/Backflow Prevention:

Backflow prevention of non-potable cross connections is an important aspect of protecting the potable water supply and ensuring public health and safety. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) requires that commercial, industrial, and multi-family properties perform annual tests on all backflow devices. To accomplish this goal, Town of Crested Butte has created a Cross Connection Control Program through its town code that allows town staff to survey all affected properties for potential cross connections, requires installation of appropriate backflow devices, and demands compliance on annual testing of all devices. Non-compliant properties may face penalties. Please see Town Code (Chapter 13, Article 3) for additional details. 

List of Local Backflow Assembly Testers

Town of Crested Butte Watering Regulations:
Property with an even numbered address may be watered on even numbered days.  Property with an odd numbered address may be watered on odd numbered days.  All watering is prohibited between the hours of 10 AM and 5PM and between the hours of 10 PM and 5AM.

Please help conserve our water.  It is our most valuable natural resource.

Water Conservation Tip:  The most common cause of excessive use of water is water left running - in the yard, in toilets and sinks, in any location that may not be easily observed.  

Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Reports for 2017