Morrison Creek Water and Sanitation District was formed in 1972
as the vehicle to provide water and sanitation service for the Woodmoor
Corporation's Stagecoach Development. We are a Colorado Title 32
Special District deriving revenue from property taxes, service fees
and hook-up charges. The District is governed by a five person elected
Board of Directors who meet on a monthly basis. The District encompasses
11,500 acres in South Routt County Colorado.
Currently the District serves 348 single family living units via
central water and sewer lines and another 42 homes which are on
indivdual wells and vaults. The District maintains 70,000 feet of
waterline, 75,000 feet of sewerline, two 500,000 gallon water storage
tanks, three wells, two booster pump stations, one sewage lift station,
a wastewater treatment plant and many hydrants, valves, manholes
and associated equipment. We have three full time employees at the
The demise of the Woodmoor Corporation in the mid 70's and subsequent
bankruptcy of the District have resulted in many challenges for
the District and Stagecoach area. Anticipated development and growth
has occurred at a much slower rate than projected. The District
successfully completed performance of it's bankruptcy plan in August
2000 and is now debt free with a reasonable level of reserves. Interest
in the area is on the increase and a number of new service connections
have been added in the last several years. The District provides
quality drinking water and sanitation services to it's customers.
Subdivisions served include Eagleswatch (80 lots) Meadowgreen (90
lots) and Blackhorse II (70 lots). There are several projects underway
for extension of the District's services to other areas. Recently
the District created a new entity, the "Water Activity Enterprise",
to provide a vehicle for those wishing to finance extensions of
the District's services to unserved areas within the District.
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To District offices (all distances approximate):
Steamboat Springs: Travel east on highway forty for 3 miles.
Turn right (south) on highway 131 for 7 miles and look for the sign
for Stagecoach Reservoir State Park. Turn left on CR 14 and go 7
miles past the park and reservoir and turn left on CR 16. Follow
the directions below titled "Last Four Miles".
Oak Creek: Travel south on highway 131 for 2 miles and look
for the Stagecoach Reservoir sign. Turn left on CR14 and go 3 miles.
Turn right on CR16 just before reaching the Reservoir. Follow the
directions below titled "Last Four Miles".
North on 131 from I-70 or Toponas: After the Town of Phippsburg
go 2 miles. Look for the sign to Stagecoach Reservoir and turn right
on CR14. Travel 3 miles and turn right on CR16 just before reaching
the reservoir. Follow the directions below titled "Last Four
The Last Four Miles: Go 1.5 miles until
CR 16 takes a sharp left by the Eagleswatch Townhomes, continue
on CR16 for another mile. Turn left on CR18A (at this point you
are driving staight towards the reservoir) after 1 mile CR18A turns
sharp right and becomes Uncompahgre Road. Travel another 1/2 mile
past the boat ramp and look for the 6-sided treatment plant through
a green gate on the right. The District Office is located in this
building around in back.
for a printable version of these directions.
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For more information about Morrison Creek Water District, you may
email, write or call us at the addresses listed below:
Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District
24490 Uncompahgre Road
Oak Creek, CO 80467
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The folks who keep Morrison Creek Water District running...
Steve Colby, District Manager
Steve has worked for the District since April 1985. He holds
a Colorado Class A wastewater treatment plant license and
a Class B water treatment license. He and his wife Jane and
son Alex live in EaglesWatch. Steve is originally from Massachusetts
and has been a Colorado resident since 1975.
Jeff Erickson, Assistant Manager
Jeff has been with us since 2004. A Colorado native, Jeff
lives in Oak Creek and also serves as the resident manager
for the Stagecoach townhomes. He has a degree in English Communications
from Fort Lewis College in Durango. Jeff is married to Erin
and has three sons, Bosch, Logan and Thorenson.
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