URBAN TAP (also know as a Conservation Tap)Customers requiring water for indoor use (drinking water, washing, toilets) and outdoor use for smaller landscapes usually found in urban neighborhoods (7,000 to 9,000 square foot lots) typically purchase an Urban Tap. In some cases, residential customers with larger properties and either limited landscapes or have alternative sources of raw water such as a well or ditch rights may also purchase the Urban Tap.
The amount of water a customer is allowed to use from January through December is called their annual allotment. The annual alllotment for Urban Tap customers is 114,000 gallons. If a customer’s year-to-date water use exceeds this amount, a surcharge of $8.00 (effective January 1, 2017) per 1,000 gallons overage is added to the usage charge. In most cases, customers with urban properties or xeriscaping will have sufficient water available each year without incurring a surcharge.
Customers who desire to have more than 114,000 gallons per year available without a usage surcharge can upgrade to a Standard Tap. Contact the Little Thompson Water District at 970-532-2096 for additional details.