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Lakewood Sanitation District, Sanitary Sewer Rules and Regulations, 1944

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 4
Identifier: Series-214

Scope and Contents

Booklet containing the rules and regulations adopted by the Lakewood Sanitation District of Lakewood, Colorado.


  • Publication: 1944

Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.

Biographical / Historical

The Lakewood Sanitation District was approved July 16, 1941. District Court Judge Osmer E. Smith signed the court order and decree defining the boundaries of the district and naming the members of the first board of directors who were selected at the organization's first election July 8. Those directors were Paul V. Pattridge, chairman, Carl G. Morse, secretary, and J. Robert Creighton.

The district had an extreme east and west length of 2 1/4 miles and an extreme north and south width of 1 1/4 miles. It extended, with some indentations and exclusions, from Gray street on the east to 300 feet beyond Beverly avenue on the west, and from 300 feet south of 9th Ave. to 300 feet north of 20th Ave. West Colfax Ave. ran east and west approximately through the center of the district.

In 1942, the district was awarded a $180,000 federal grant for a War Public Works project: the construction of a complete sewer system including a disposal plant. The total cost of the sanitation project was estimated to be $350,000. Taxpayers voted to issue bonds for the remaining $170,000. The need for the sewer system was due to the rapid growth of the Lakewood community.


0.10 Cubic Feet (One booklet in a small collection envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Archives in 1998 by the Clerk and Recorder, Recording Dept., in a large group of various records.

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

3500 Illinois Street
Suite 2350
Golden CO 80401 United States