Notice of Advice Letter No. 7 – Temporary Rate Increase for Metered Customers


November 1, 2019


Good morning Dallas Creek Water Company water users. On October 31, 2019, DCWC submitted Advice Letter No. 7, it’s cover letter, and all supporting documentation to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for review and approval.

The advice letter is in accordance with Decision No. R17-0277 issued by the Commission on April 10, 2017 and has been assigned the Proceeding No 19AL-0601W. DCWC has asked the Commission to approve a temporary, one-time rate increase for the metered customers connected to the distribution system as of December 1, 2019.

The filing detail can be viewed on the Public Utilities Commission website by clicking here or by clicking through the links below.

With regard to the emergency water supply project and charges stated above, anyone who desires may file written comments or objections with the Commission. The filing of a written objection by itself will not allow you to participate as a party in any proceeding on the proposed action. If you wish to participate as a party in this matter, you must timely file written intervention documents in accord with Rule 1401 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure and of any applicable Commission order.

The Commission may hold a public hearing in addition to an evidentiary hearing on the proposed revisions and if such a hearing is held members of the public may attend and make statements even if they did not file comments, objections, or an intervention. If the filing is uncontested or unopposed, the Commission may determine the matter without a hearing and without further notice.

Anyone desiring information regarding if and when a hearing may be held shall submit a written request to the Commission or contact the External Affairs section of the Commission at its local number of (303) 894-2070 or toll-free number (800) 456-0858.

Although this Advice Letter only pertains to the emergency water supply and proposed charges, current rates and tariffs are available for examination at the business office of Dallas Creek Water Company, Inc located at 334 S 5th St Montrose, on the internet at 17.pdf

or via Public Utilities Commission at 1560 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, Colorado 80202.

Customers who have questions may call the Company at 970-240-8123 or email the question to

Revised Tariff Dallas Creek Water Company, Inc. May 2017

Who we are

Dallas Creek Water Company distributes treated water for domestic and commercial use to our customers on Loghill Mesa in Ridgway, Colorado. We are regulated by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and operate under an approved Tariff effective January 1, 2007, First Revised Tariff effective November 1, 2010 and Second Revised Tariff effective May 3, 2017. Click below to view the tariff as revised.

2nd REVISED TARIFF -Effective 5-3-2017

Our Water Source

Dallas Creek Water Company is a privately owned public water utility. Our first priority is to provide safe and refreshing water to our customers. Our water source is Dallas Creek and our diversion pump station is located on County Road 24. After filtration begins in the creek side gallery, the water is pumped uphill through a booster pump midway up Loghill Mesa.  It is then delivered to the top of the mesa to a third Pump Station.  From there it is diverted either to the water treatment plant or to the Divide Golf Course irrigation ponds. Our state of the art water treatment plant is located at 220 Ponderosa Drive.

Purity and Testing

We comply with all testing required by the State of Colorado Department of Health and Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency. Our test results are published annually in the Consumer Confidence Report and distributed to all of our customers. The report is also posted on this website for review.

Information About Our Water

Dallas Creek Water is proud of our utility and eager to provide tours and answer questions about the treatment process. Education is the best asset for conservation and affordability of the most valuable resource. Please contact us to arrange a tour date.

Notice of Rate Increase – including final ALJ Decision (May 2017 Increase)

On October 28, 2016 Dallas Creek Water Company filed the following documents with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission as part of the Advice Letter No. 4 that proposes a rate increase to four of the current rates. The filing was assigned Proceeding #16AL-0829W.

These rates will affect all residential and commercial customers as of May 3, 2017. You can view these documents by clicking the title link.

Advice Letter No. 4 filed Oct. 28, 2016

Tariff pages changed by filing Advice Letter No. 4

Public Notice of Rate Increase

Attorney letter – Reason for Rate Change

ALJ Recommended Decision 041017