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The level of Monument Lake is checked daily by the Town's Water Department, the changes in depth are hardly noticeable and monitored very closely. On an average day, the depth of Monument lake fluctuates by a 100th-200th of a foot, the change is not fast or noticeable.
On the extreme side, such as a very dry year, Monument Lake might fluctuate by a foot to a foot and a half over the summer.
The Town of Monument water district receives its water supply from 9 water wells that are tapped into groundwater aquifers located within the Denver Basin. The Denver Basin is an aquifer system that provides potable water to many urban and rural customers on the eastern plains and Front Range area of the Rocky Mountains in northeaster Colorado.
Most residential water meters will be located near the hot water heater in a utility closet or room. Some older Monument homes can have a water meter located in a buried pit outside in a yard. These pits can only be accessed by Water Department personnel with the appropriate tools.
The easiest and most likely indication of a water leak can be determined by observing your water meter activity. Ensure everything that uses water is shut off or not running (i.e.- faucets, dishwasher, washing machine, sprinklers, etc.) and locate your water meter. Look at the face of the register on top of the meter that shows water flow. Either a dial indicator (older analog) register or a digital reading (newer) register will show any water flow. With the older analog register, a small snowflake or gear shaped wheel will be turning along with a larger dial indicating water flow. If any movement, slow or fast is apparent, water is flowing. With the newer digital reading meter register, the numbers will continue to increase. If any continued dial (older meter) rotation or number increases (newer meter) are observed without water being used, there is a high likelihood of a leak. Leaks can originate from leaking toilets, faucets, and irrigation to just name a few.