Latest News – January 31

Town of Saguache News: Water and Workers

If Saguache residents saw a rise in water, turning front lawns into near ice rinks on Tuesday, Jan. 26, it was due to a water main break. Crews from Xcel Energy were installing a power pole when they accidentally drilled into the town’s main water pipe.

Saguache residents saw a drop in water pressure and a rise in chlorine levels due to a water main break on January 26. Photo: ‎Lynn Nowiskee‎ / Saguache Today

Saguache residents saw a drop in water pressure and a rise in chlorine levels due to a water main break on January 26. Photo: ‎Lynn Nowiskee‎ / Saguache Today

While the break was remedied and repaired by the end of the day on Tuesday, the situation had required Saguache Town officials to increase the chlorination to the water system for an extra 48 to 72 hours. These are requirements that need to be adhered to based on guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

At this point in time, chlorine levels have returned to normal. Any questions can be directed to the Town of Saguache at 719-655-2232.spacer

Trustees Show Support of Town Administrator

The town of Saguache Board of Trustees wishes to express their support of the Town Administrator Akia Tanara.  Tanara brings over 10 years of municipal administrative experience and grant writing success to the local community.

Saguache Town Administrator Akia Tanara

Town Administrator Akia Tanara

In addition, they want to clarify Tanara is currently on a contract basis with the town, however trustees are considering making the position permanent with a majority of the salary expenses being paid for by a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) for the first three years. This time period would “give us plenty of time to make sure this decision is in the best interest of the community,” noted Trustee June Savage in an email to Saguache Today.

Any comments or questions can be directed to the Town of Saguache at 719-655-2232.

 

 

 

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