Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

Imagine A Day Without Water

October 10, 2018

Many Americans take water for granted. They turn on the tap, and clean water flows out. They flush the toilet, and dirty water goes away. Most Americans hardly think twice about the infrastructure that brings water to their homes, and safely returns water to our environment – but they should. 

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A Day Without Water

To Flush, or Not to Flush?

Though it may seem harmless, a wrong flush can have implications that stink. Please remember that rags, paper towels, "flushable" wipes, socks, prescription or over-the-counter drugs of any kind, and floss are just a few items that cause ongoing problems at our waste water treatment plant. These problems cost time, money, and resources to remove them from the system.

Please help keep our waste water treatment plant running for many years, and only flush toilet paper!

When in doubt, please throw it out!

New York Times: Should I Flush It? Most Often, the Answer is No >>

Fire Hydrant Testing, Possible Impacts

The Town and associated partners will also be testing fire hydrants and water systems during the next few months. Residents may experience water discoloration as a result. Discoloration is normal during the process, and can be corrected by allowing faucets to run for a couple minutes until clear.

This process will also cause some pressure fluctuation in the waterlines throughout town. In the past, some homeowners and businesses have experienced some damage to their property because the water heater was not installed with a pressure relief valve. Please take a moment to ensure the pressure relief valve is draining properly. The Town of Lyons will not be liable for any damages caused to property because of this issue.

A pressure relief valve is different from a pressure reducing valve, though both are recommended for stable water pressure in your home or business. Pressure relief valves continuously vent devices at a set pressure; pressure reducing valves reduce pressure from the water supply main, to ensure constant flow of water when the main pressure fluctuates.

Town Rebate for Pressure Reducing Valves

The Town recognizes not all buildings were constructed or retrofit with PRVs, and that functioning PRVs in individual units provide a benefit to both the building owner and the Town. The Town has identified a rebate program, as a way to encourage and support PRVs.

For more information on pressure relief and pressure reducing valves, including the rebate program overview and application, visit

Reels on the River Rescheduled

Due to the recent inclement weather the Reels on the River showing of The Addams Family has been rescheduled for Friday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. So mark your calendars, dig out your blankets and festival chairs, and meet at the ice rink field in LaVern M. Johnson Park in two short weeks!

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Lyons Volunteers Want Your Scrap Metal

Wednesday, October 10

As part of the Lyons Green Star Community and Zero Waste efforts, Lyons Volunteers is planning a pilot project to help reduce the volume of Lyons area residential waste that goes to the landfill for disposal, by encouraging scrap metal recycling.

The Town recycling bins do not accept scrap metal, but the ECOcycle CHaRM facility in Boulder does. For this pilot project, Lyons Volunteers plans to periodically offer to collect residential scrap metal items and bring them to CHaRM and drop off. This is a volunteer effort and there is no charge.

To request a scrap metal pickup, visit and fill out the online work request form. Lyons Volunteers will plan to do a pick-up of scrap metal at your property after they receive enough work requests to fill a small trailer load of scrap metal. Lyons Volunteers will be doing a scrap metal pick-up on Wednesday, October 10.

Scrap Metal means items that are 50% or more metal, including appliances (stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, dishwashers. Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc., can only be accepted if the refrigerant has been removed (by state law, refrigerant must e removed by company licensed to do so, before recycling or disposal). Items that used gas/oil, for example lawn mowers, must be emptied of gas/oil to be accepted.

Of course, if appliances are in good condition, you might consider selling or donating them to a used appliance outlet, instead of recycling.

Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund 

In the past, Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services has helped administer the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) here in Boulder County. LEAP helps people pay the costs of their home heating bills in the winter months. Beginning this heating season, through a partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, all processing of LEAP applications in Boulder County will now be done through Discover Goodwill.

LEAP will begin accepting applications on November 1, 2018.

Colorado LEAP >>

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Saturday, Oct. 13 | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Lyons Fire Station

On October 13, all are invited to join the Lyons Fire Protection District and Lyons Prepared for the Emergency Preparedness Fair. The fair will include fire safety demonstrations, door prizes, snacks, and information on emergency preparedness. The event will be held at the Lyons Fire Station, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

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National Drug Take-Back Day

Drug Take-Back Day

October 27 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Sheriff's Lyons Substation, 430 Park Ave.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Unused or expired medication can be safely disposed of at the Boulder County Sheriff's Substation in Lyons, 430 Park Ave.

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