The mission of the Larkspur Water Committee, the reason we do what we do, is to ensure the availability, function, and quality of Larkspur Community water and water-related infrastructure. The importance of water to the Larkspur Community cannot be overstated. For this reason, the Larkspur HOA board appoints three residents to serve on the Water Committee.
Jeff Duke lives at 393 Larkspur Loop in a house that he and his wife Erika built in 2010. Jeff has been a carpenter in the valley and is currently employed by the Crested Butte Fire Protection District as the building and vehicle maintenance director as well as a fire fighter.
Jason has been in Larkspur since 2008. Jason lives in Thomas Court with his wife Julia and two sons. He builds home as a living and enjoys the outdoors in his free time.
Jeff has lived in Larkspur since 2013 with his wife, two children and two dogs. He appreciates the beauty and functionality of Larkspur’s water resources, especially the lake and pond and enjoys maintaining these resources for the benefit of the community. When not charting water usage, Jeff is a program manager for Dell, working from his remote home office.
Sufficient quality water now and always for use by the Larkspur Community
Our core values, how we do, what we do, are with Commitment, Dignity, Collaboration, Service and Quality. We measure our achievement towards our vision with specific quantitative and qualitative objectives including:
- Water usage volume below allowable limits
- Water quality above state health standards
- Water infrastructure working as designed
How are we doing?
At this time Larkspur Water usage is measured for the community as a whole which includes potable and non-potable usage.
- Our total (potable + non-potable) water usage for the community averaged over the last three years (2011-2013) is 18% of our total water right.
- Our potable water usage averaged over the last three years is 8% of our total water usage
- Our potable water usage has increased by an average of 14% per year over the last three years
The Larkspur potable water system is managed by a local private company. Our water is tested quarterly for the presence of harmful bacteria chemicals and metals. Our water testing over the last six years has resulted in a 100% success rate, meaning we have never tested positive for the presence of harmful elements in our drinking water. As our community grows our system will be governed by the state of Colorado under the public water system regulations, expected to begin in 2015.
As we plan for the continued growth of our community we have several projects in the works for 2014-2015:
- Application to become a public water system, governed by the state of Colorado
- Long-range planning for household water usage metering
- Additional efforts to suppress aquatic plant growth in our lake
- Facility maintenance
For questions, feedback and suggestions about Larkspur Water please Contact Us.