Claim: PWSD does not support the Douglas County Water Commission and actively attack it.

Fact: PWSD does not have a position for or against the Douglas County Water Commission and supports its stated goal “to encourage consolidations, renewal/reuse solutions, and address rural water issues." PWSD strongly supports working with other organizations on projects and resources. In fact one of our current board members, Don Langley, is on the Commission and currently serves as its Vice Chair. Additionally, two other PWSD board members, Merlin Klotz and Bill Wasserman, serve as alternates on the Commission.

We will continue to keep our focus on working for our customers while pursuing our long-term water plans, including the Platte Valley Water Partnership, and would oppose any plans that would remove the autonomy individual districts currently have in determining the best path forward to secure sustainable water for their communities.

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1. Claim: PWSD is not forward thinking and does not have a long-term water plan.
2. Claim: PWSD rushed through a recent land purchase for the Platte Valley Water Partnership with little scrutiny.
3. Question: What is the Douglas County Future Fund?
4. Claim: PWSD does not support the Douglas County Water Commission and actively attack it.
5. Claim: PWSD built a luxurious new administrative building at a cost of $53 million to house just 85 employees.
6. Claim: PWSD went on a spending spree for furniture at the new district HQ building and refused to use the existing furniture at the old HQ building.
7. Claim: PWSD has not held an election in 10 years and just appoints its allies to the board.
8. Claim: PWSD staff ran the 2023 Board election and counted ballots themselves.
9. Claim: PWSD passed a major rate increase immediately following the elections.
10. Claim: PWSD is not transparent about its budget or rates and doesn’t offer appropriate opportunity for public scrutiny or comment.
11. Claim: PWSD District Manager Ron Redd’s salary is not publicly available and is believed to be over $300K per year.
12. Claim: PWSD intentionally left 96 voters off the election rolls and disenfranchised them by not giving them adequate time to vote in the 2023 election.
13. Claim: PWSD has been collecting property taxes from the affected voters in Lincoln Creek without allowing them to vote.