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Welcome to the Town of Walsh

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This is the official website for the Town of Walsh, Colorado. The Town of Walsh is a Statutory Town located in eastern Baca County, Colorado along U.S. Highway 160. The population was 546 at the 2010 Census.

Through this website, we strive to provide current and helpful information on services and other areas of interest for those who live,work,or visit, in or near Walsh, Colorado. We hope you will check back as we continue to add content.The Town of Walsh has also joined Facebook to share pertinent information with the community. We think it will be a useful tool to help get information out about water issues, street closures, code enforcements, alerts and etc. 
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To have your Baca County events listed on the Bulletin Board, or shared on Facebook, please email details to 
townofwalsh@gmail.com, or message on Facebook. Please note, listings will be added as time allows, and limited to social or public service events which are of interest to residents of Baca County and open to the public.

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Contact us:

Please direct your questions or comments to:

 

Walsh Town Hall

401 North Colorado Street

PO Box 280                                 

Walsh CO 81090

Phone: 719 324-5411

Fax: 719 324-5510

After Hours Call 719 353-1741 For Water or Sewer Emergencies

 

Baca County Sheriff

265 E 2nd Ave

Springfield CO  81073

719 523-6677

Dial 911 for Emergencies
 

Walsh Fire Department

400 North Kansas

PO Box 280

Walsh CO  81090

Phone:  719 324-5566

Dial 911 for Emergencies

  

The Town of Walsh is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.  20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.itake@usda.gov.

Office Hours

Open Monday - Thursday

8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Open Friday 

8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

 

Walsh Landfill Hours for Brush and Yard Waste

Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, by appointment only, for grass clippings, brush, small branches etc.  Branches larger than six inches in diameter will be refused.  Call the Town Superintendent at 719 353-1741 to make arrangements.  All other waste must be taken to another landfill. 

 

Springfield Municipal Landfill

26545 Hwy 160 

Open Tuesday through Saturday

9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Closed Sundays and Mondays

The landfill will close when the trash is blowing out of control

Tipping Fees are Due at the Gate

 

Bulletin Board

Drinking Water Public Notices, April 25, 2023

A sanitary survey conducted on the Town of Walsh Public Drinking Water System on March 24, 2023 identified two violations requiring public notification.  The notices, which were also mailed to customers with their April utility bills, can be read here

Nitrate Sampling

Drinking Water WarningTown of Walsh has Elevated Level of Nitrate:  DO NOT GIVE THE WATER TO INFANTS UNDER 6 MONTHS OLD OR USE IT TO MAKE INFANT FORMULA.  The 2022 4th quarter water sample results received October 14, 2022 showed nitrate levels of 10.8 milligrams per liter (mg/L). This is above the nitrate maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 mg/L. Nitrate in drinking water is a serious health concern for infants less than six months old.  

A reverse osmosis water fill station designed to provide water in compliance with the drinking water standard has been installed on the south side of Walsh Town Hall at 401 North Colorado Street to fill containers for drinking water and cooking.  The cost for water from the fill station is $0.06 per liter.  

Update:  The 2023 1st quarter water sample results received January 23, 2023 showed nitrate levels of 9.4 milligrams per liter (mg/L).  This is below the Nitrate Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 mg/L.  Nitrate levels can fluctuate throughout the year so high levels may be a recurring problem.  

The 2023 2nd quarter water sample results received April 26, 2023 showed nitrate levels of 10.0 milligrams per liter (mg/L).  This is equal to the Nitrate Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 mg/L.  Nitrate levels can fluctuate throughout the year so high levels may be a recurring problem.  

Here is a link to the Town of Walsh 2023 Drinking Water Quality Report For Calendar Year 2022.  This report was mailed out with the utility bills on June 28, 2023.  

Combined Radium Sampling

On October 22, 2021, the Town of Walsh received the third quarter sampe result for Combined Radium which was 8.4 pCI/L.  This brought the Average Compliance Value for the the last four quarters up to 5.725 pCi/L which is above the Maximum Contaminant Value of 5 pCi/L.  Water Violation Notices were mailed out with the utility bills on November 29, 2021.

On December 22, 2021, the Town of Walsh received the fourth quarter sample result for Combined Radium which was 4.8 pCi/L.  This is below the Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 pCi/L  for Combined Radium.  A water violation notice still had to be mailed out because the Average Compliance Value for the last four quarters is 6.92 pCi/L.  

On February 10, 2022, the Town of Walsh received the first quarter sample result for Combined Radium which was 5.4 pCi/L.  The Average Compliance Value for the last four quarter is 6.45 pCi/L.  This is above the Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 pCi/L for Combined Radium.  Water violation notices were mailed out with the utility bills on February 28, 2022. 

On May 10, 2022, the Town of Walsh received the second quarter sample result for Combined Radium which was 4.9 pCi/L, but the Average Compliance Value for the last four quarter is 5.88 pCi/L.  This is above the Maximum Contaminant Level of 5 pCi/L for Combined Radium.  Water violation notices were mailed out with the utility bills on May 27, 2022.

Update:  The 2023 1st quarter sample result recieved on February 9, 2023 for Combined Radium was 4 pCi/L, which is below the Maximum Contaminant Level for Combined Radium.  All quarterly samples for Combined Raium recieved since February 10, 2022 have been below the Maximum Contaminant Level, resulting in the Average Compliance Value for the last four quarters also remaining below the Maximum Contaminant level of 5 pCi/L for Combined Radium.  Combined Radium levels can fluctuate so higher levels may may recur. 

Water Restrictions 

Residential water restrictions have been lifted as of June 1, 2021.  Water customers are asked to avoid watering their yards and gardens during the heat of the day, but may otherwise use water as needed. Water restrictions will be reinstated if the water supply is adversely affected. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

 

Board of Trustees Meeting  

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Town of Walsh will be held at Walsh Town Hall on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 6:00 pm.  

 

Utility Bill and Traffic Fine Payment Options 

Town of Walsh can take credit and debit cards, as well as e-check payments, over the counter and online through Colorado Pay Port for utility bills and court fines.  The fees are as follows:  Credit Card Transactions: Transaction Amount +((Transaction Amount +$0.75)x 2.25%) + $0.75.  E-Check Transactions: Transaction Amount + $1.00.  Here is the link for utility payments.  This link is for court and ticket fines

You can also pay your Walsh utility bills and/or traffic fines online with a credit card through Traffic Payment.  Traffic fines may also be paid over the phone by calling 1 800 444-1187.  A convenience fee of 3.5 % or a minimum of 95 cents will be charged for utility payments.  The convenience fee for traffic payments will be 6.5% or a $3.50 minimum.