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



Welcome!

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: (payment + $0.75) x 2.25% + $0.75. Example for a payment of $10.00 = ($10 + $0.75) x 2.25% + $0.75 = $10.75 x 2.25% + $0.75= $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

Call for Nominations:


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Applewood Sanitation District, Jefferson County, Colorado. 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  At that time, two (2) Directors will be elected to serve four-year terms and two (2) Director will be elected to serve two-year terms on the five member Board. 
Eligible electors of the District interested in serving on the Board may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form from the District’s Designated Election Official (DEO):  
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Applewood Sanitation District, Jefferson County, Colorado. 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  At that time, two (2) Directors will be elected to serve four-year terms and two (2) Director will be elected to serve two-year terms on the five member Board. 
Eligible electors of the District interested in serving on the Board may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form from the District’s Designated Election Official (DEO):  

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Applewood Sanitation District, Jefferson County, Colorado.

 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, two (2) Directors will be elected to serve four-year terms and two (2) Director will be elected to serve two-year terms on the five member Board.

 
Eligible electors of the District interested in serving on the Board may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form from the District’s Designated Election Official (DEO):

Via Email: mandi@fritschelaw.com (preferred)
In Person: Fritsche Law LLC, 3900 E. Mexico Ave., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80210


The Office of the DEO is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is 4:00 p.m. on February 24, 2023 (not less than 67 days before the election). Submittal via email is preferred.

 
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that an application for an absentee ballot shall be filed with the DEO (email preferred) no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday preceding the election, April 25, 2023.


The full call for nominations can be viewed here.


May 2, 2023 Regular District Director’s Election:

 

The District Board consists of five Directors with staggered four year terms. There are four seats up for election this cycle, currently held by Directors Gerou and Epstein (4-year terms) and Directors Panian and Schmidt (2-year terms).  If you are interested in running for one of these seats, Self-Nomination and Acceptance forms for two and four year terms are available below or via email - mandi@fritschelaw.com.  All candidates must file a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form with the Designated Election Official, Mandi Kirk - mandi@fritschelaw.com, no later than the close of business on Friday, February 24, 2023.  If you have any questions about Director responsibilities or the self-nomination process, please contact the District at 303-232-6883 or asd@applewoodsan.org.


2-Year Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form

4-Year Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form


2023 Residential Customer Billing Information:

  • Annual invoices ($400 per connection) are mailed on February 1st. Payment is due March 15th.
  • Non-payment by March 15th will result in a $20 late fee.
  • Second invoices mailed on March 30th.
  • Non-payment by April 14th will result in an additional $50 late fee.
  • Non-payment by May 15th will result in a $250 lien fee and a Notice of Lien will be recorded in Jefferson County against the property.
  • Accounts that remain delinquent as of October 1, 2023 will be certified to the Jefferson County Treasurer for collection in the same manner as property taxes and will incur an additional $200 fee, plus statutory fees charged by the County Treasurer.

If you have any questions about your invoice or payment options please contact the District by phone or email.

 

*The District’s 2023 Schedule of Rates, Fees and Charges is posted here.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 32-1-1001(2)(a), C.R.S., to the customers of the Applewood Sanitation District (“District”) and all other interested persons that the Board of Directors of the District shall consider fixing and may increase one or more of the District’s sanitary sewer rates, fees, penalties and charges for 2023 at a public meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. on November 9, 2022, at 4885 Ward Road, Suite 100, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 and remotely via Zoom.  This meeting is open to the public.  Any interested person may appear at the public meeting for the purpose of providing input, comments or objections to the Board regarding this matter.  To participate remotely:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86435500836?pwd=Njd1NHJwL1dwOTMyOWZFSGl0R0Urdz09; Meeting ID: 864 3550 0836; Passcode: 353601
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Applewood Sanitation District, Jefferson County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third day before the election, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 3, 2022 is hereby canceled pursuant to section 1-13.5-513(6) C.R.S.
The following candidates are hereby declared elected:
Briana Gerou 1-Year Term until May, 2023
William C. Thompson 3-Year Term until May, 2025


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.


Important Documents: