Local Utilities

Natural Gas
  • Natural gas is available in most parts of the county from Excel.
  • LP gas is available from local suppliers within the county; check the local phone directory.
Electricity
REA electricity is supplied to most parts of the county by Mountain Parks Electric Company, Granby, Colorado; call 970-887-3378 for rates and service, or regarding existing lines and where you can build on your property; new rules exist regarding construction drops.

 Phone

Telephone service is available from CenturyLink. Contact the toll free number 800-244-1111 for your home, or 800-603-6000 for your business.

Sanitation
Proof of sanitation will be required at the time you submit for a building permit. Proof consists of either an application for a septic system (including engineering design) or a letter from your sewer district stating that they will serve your needs for new construction.

Currently most sewer districts will review your plans and stamp them with their authorization, which is preferred. As of this writing, the following sewer districts exist:
  • Granby Sanitation District
  • Kremmling Sanitation District
  • Silver Creek Water and Sanitation
  • Three Lakes Water and Sanitation
  • Tabernash Sanitation District
  • Winter Park West Water and Sanitation
Your property may not be located in a sanitation district, or the district may not be able to serve you. Verify this before you proceed with plans for a septic system.

Water
Within most municipalities water service is provided; check with the town. In unincorporated Grand County, water service is not always available; check with the sanitation district serving your property.

Well Permit
If a water system is not available to serve you, then you will need to apply to the State of Colorado for a well permit. If you are located east of Byers Canyon, please contact Neal Misbach at 970-726-4267, or mail:
P.O. Box 1719
Fraser, CO 80442

If you are located west of Byers Canyon, contact Bill Thompson at 970-724-3853, or mail:
Troublesome Route
Kremmling, CO 80459

Neal Misback and Bill Thompson are the water commissioners for Grand County and must be contacted prior to well drilling. They can greatly expedite the well permit application process and will do an onsite location inspection.

Availability
Well permit applications are available from the Building and Sanitation Services Office or the State of Colorado. A copy of an approved well permit or plans stamped by a water district must be submitted to the Building and Sanitation Services Office at the time you submit for a building permit.

Glenwood Springs Office
The State of Colorado Department of Water Resources has opened an office in Glenwood Springs, call 970-945-5665 for more information. All Western Slope well applications should be sent to the Glenwood Springs office:
P.O. Box 396
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602