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7 Falls Septic Fails

The PPACG Board will be voting on this at the August 9th meeting.  You can email your thoughts to the board by emailing the Executive Director, Andrew Gunning, at agunning@ppacg.org.  To watch and comment you can join via Microsoft Teams.  Here is the link: 

Wednesday, August 9th, 9am, Item 5 estimated to be at 9:15am.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/join-a-meeting

Meeting ID: 279 430 788 266

Passcode: 5kJk2g

 

 

Due to the dramatic increase in traffic and consumption, the Broadmoor's 7 Falls septic system has failed.  They are now exceeding 2,000 gallons a day in the summer which makes this a state health oversight issues.  Broadmoor & Cheyenne Canon area residents have expressed concerns about the 25,000 gallon planned closed vault septic system the Broadmoor wants to add to 7 Falls.  We apologize for the grainy image, but the meeting documents were not publicly available.  This is a screenshot from the video presentation which you can find below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many neighbors have expressed concerns about the proposed septic system.  Those concerns include:

  • Lack of communication and engagement with the neighborhoods surrounding the hotel.

  • Overflow into the water system.

  • Traffic plan for the trucks.  Cheyenne Canon residents don't want it going through their neighborhoods nor do Broadmoor residents.

  • Damage to roads from these heavy trucks loaded with sewage driving the road.

  • Monitoring and oversight of the sewage.

As part of these discussions, neighbors who have researched and been objecting to the South Cheyenne Creek which flows into the center island/parking area in front of 7 Falls has been frequently totally dry.  Neighbors notices that his started happening after the expansion to 7 Falls, and it reopened.  In talking with state geologists, we were able to get information on the 3 wells on the property.  We believe well #3 which is close to the creek is pulling alluvial water.  The structure of that well is perforated pipe at 12 inches which is no longer allowed by state standards for well design.  This well happens to be the largest in terms of the amount of water intake.  

As part of this application to get a closed septic vault system, the Broadmoor claims this is temporary (2-3 years), and they fully intend to tie into CSU water/sewage.  The cost for the septic system is estimated to be $200,000 to install and $360,000/year to maintain and daily pump.  So, in year 1, that is $560,000.  Year 2 is $360,000.  To tie into CSU, the Entech Engineer said they had not done the research on tying into CSU (weird, isn't it?), but estimated it would be $1.2-1.5 million.  Given the estimated cost for the septic will be $870,000 at year 2, it seems like tying into CSU now would not only solve the water and sewage problems, but it would be a smarter financial decision. 

 

The PPACG Board will be voting on this at the August 9th meeting.  You can email your thoughts to the board by emailing the Executive Director, Andrew Gunning, at agunning@ppacg.org.  To watch and comment you can join via Microsoft Teams.  Here is the link: 

Wednesday, August 9th, 9am, Item 5 estimated to be at 9:15am.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/join-a-meeting

Meeting ID: 279 430 788 266

Passcode: 5kJk2g

 

If we can find an email to send to the entire board, we will post it here.  In your email, ask Mr. Gunning to forward it to the PPACG Board for consideration and put in the record on the 7 Falls Septic System.  Below is the presentation to the Community Advisory Council of the PPACG Board in which it is discussed.  Of note, Citizen Comments are excluded from this presentation.  That needs to be fixed.

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Video of CAC Discussion
7 Falls Septic starts at 54:49

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