Welcome to the Town of Walsh
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. Like us on Facebook.
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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
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 email@example.com.
Open Monday - Thursday
8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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.
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
Drinking Water Warning: Town 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 2019 3rd quarter water sample results received July 23, 2019 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 nitrate level has been lower each subsequent quarter than the level addressed by the Public Notice that was delivered on July 23, 2019, but since nitrate levels can fluctuate throughout the year, it may be a re-occurring problem.
Here is a link to the Town of Walsh 2022 Drinking Water Quality Report For Calendar Year 2021. This report was mailed out with the utility bills on June 27, 2022.
On October 22, 2021, the Town of Walsh was notified of high levels of combined radium. 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 Lever for Combined Radium. A water violation notice still had to be mailed out because the average compliance value for the last 4 quarters was 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. This is above the Maximum Contaminant Lever for Combined Radium. Water violation notices were mailed out with the utility bills on February 28, 2022.
On April 28, 2022, the Town of Walsh received the second quarter sample result for Combined Radium which was 4.9 pCi/L. This is below the Maximum Contaminant Level for Combined Radium. The average compliance value for the last 4 quarters was 5.88 pCi/L.
Update: On August 5, 2022 the Town of Walsh received the third quarter sample result for Combined Radium which was 4.5 pCi/L, This is below the Maximum Contaminant Level for Combined Radium. The average compliance value for the last 4 quarters was 4.9 pCi/L, which is also below the Maximum Contaminant Level for Combined Radium.
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, September 12 , 2022 at 7:00 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.