Applewood Sanitation District
 District Office Number: 303-232-6883
After-Hours Emergency Number: 303-475-5493
Mailing: P.O. Box 1109 Golden, CO 80402


On this website you will find information about the Applewood Sanitation District's (ASD’s) news, district background, rates and fees, board activities, frequently asked questions (FAQs), what to do in a sanitary sewer emergency, customer service support, contact information, and helpful links. Briefly, ASD is a special district formed under provisions of the Colorado State Statutes to provide neighborhood sanitary sewer services. The District operates under the direction of five elected Board members, who oversee the operations, maintenance and capital improvements of the wastewater collection system which delivers wastewater to the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver for treatment. 

Payments, Fees and Deposits:
Applewood Sanitation District is pleased to announce that we are now able to take payments online. 

By working with the Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) on their secured platform, you can click on the box below to make your payment with a credit card or e-check. Credit cards accepted are American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa. A portal administration fee for credit card payments or electronic check payments will be charged and retained by the Portal, not APPLEWOOD SANITATION DISTRICT.
A convenience fee of $1 will be charged for payments made using an electronic check regardless of the transaction amount. 

The convenience fee for credit card are as follows: the amount of the (payment + $0.75 x 2.25%) + $0.75. Example for a payment of $10.00 = ($10 + $0.75) x 2.25% = $10.75 x 2.25% = $0.24 + $0.75 = $0.99. Your card would be charged $10.99 for the transaction. 
If you prefer to still pay by paper check:
- Make out to Applewood Sanitation District
- Mail to P.O. Box 1109 Golden, CO 80402-1109
District News
Last Updated: 1-19-2022

2022 Regular District Election

The next Applewood Sanitation District director election will be held on May 3, 2022The polling place will be West Metro Station No. 5, 14055 West 20th Avenue, Golden, CO. 80401. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Three (3) Directors will be elected to serve a three-year term and one (1) Director will be elected to serve a one-year term.


Designated Election Official

Joy Lloyd

3900 East Mexico Avenue, Suite 300

Denver, Colorado 80210



All candidates must file a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form with the Designated Election Official no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2022.


The full resolution calling for the 2022 Regular District Election and Appointing a Designated Election Official can be found by clicking here.

2022 Billing Information

Our billing schedule for 2022 remains the same as last year. Here is a summary of the schedule with some brief background about payment history:

  • Annual bills ($360 per connection) go out on February 1st. Payment is due March 15th.
  • A $20 late fee is charged for payments not received by March 15th and a reminder statement is mailed to the delinquent customer. Last year, 96% of residential customers had paid by the April 15th deadline.
  • An additional $30 late fee is charged for payments not received by April 15th. A late fee notice is mailed to the delinquent customer by the ASD attorney advising that their property will be liened if full payment is not received by May 15th. In 2020, 98% had paid by this deadline.
  • After May 15th, there are about 20 liens filed each year. Each had a $113 lien fee added to the late fees raising the total due to ASD to $523. No additional notice is sent to the customer.
  • In November, unpaid invoices are turned over to Jefferson County for collection through property taxes. ASD adds a “certification fee” of $120 and the County adds a fee for their services as well.

COVID-19 Update

  • We have implemented staffing plans to ensure customer service representatives are available by phone and email during business hours Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  • The administration building is now open to public walk-in traffic. 

  • Payments may also be completed via the online payment option above or mailed to P.O. Box 1109 Golden, CO 80402-1109.

  • Field activities focused on repair and maintenance are still being performed. If you see our technicians working in the field, please allow them the space they need to safely accomplish their work. 

"Flushable" Wipes
Sanitary sewer systems around the world have a new enemy, flushable wipes. Flushable wipes are personal wet wipes, moistened towelettes, baby wipes and disinfecting wipes. The "flushable" or wet wipes can be easily flushed down the toilet, but they won't dissolve. Some manufacturers insist that wet wipes can be flushed away by your toilet but that doesn't mean they won't cause a problem underground. The wipes can float along in the sanitary sewer main coming in contact with grease and fats from cooking, ultimately creating a mass of grease and wipes that can build up to a point that they could potentially clog the sanitary sewer main. Once the sanitary sewer main becomes clogged, the sanitary sewer will back up causing the sewage to enter into homes and businesses. Please don't flush wipes down the toilet and as always, please don't pour cooking grease or oil into the drain. Go with the flow!

Rate Analysis

The District Engineer conducted a rate analysis in 2017 to help the Board identify a sustainable strategy for balancing income and expenses, including reserve fund needs. One goal of the analysis is to develop a transparent plan for rate increases, so the community can better understand the process and plan accordingly in the future. 

Clear Creek Crossing

To our valued customers who may be concerned regarding the new construction, please be assured all of the infrastructure (sanitary sewer mains and services) are being installed at the developers expense and will be deeded over to Applewood Sanitation District free of charge after initial acceptance. Applewood Sanitation District operations will not be effected by the new development and the District will continue to service our customers at the highest standard of excellence and at the best rates available. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our office at 303-232-6883.

District Website

We have updated and added new content to our website to better serve our customers. Ongoing updates will be published on a regular basis.

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