For more information on all utilities in the Pagosa Springs Area, visit pagosautilities.com

General Utilities


In most of Aspen Springs, the water table (where water is extracted through a well) is dense in hydrogen sulfide (sulfur), and it is very difficult to filter out. Filtration systems are available at a high cost and require a significant amount of maintenance as sulfur is corrosive. Existing wells vary greatly in the quantity and quality of the water they deliver. Water quality should be tested before committing to purchasing a well in the Aspen Springs Subdivision.

Justice Water Systems Inc: justicewater.com     970-731-1200

DAK Well Service & Drilling:dakdrilling.com     970-247-9685


​Many residents use an underground cistern for their domestic water needs. The average onsite cistern holds approximately 1,500-1,800 gallons of water and costs about $770-$2,000.

Justice Water Systems Inc:justicewater.com     970-731-1200

​Water Hauling

Aspen Springs is not within the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District, and few lots are served by a small, private community well and distribution system close to State Highway 160 on the south side. There are water delivery services available, or you can haul water yourself from one of the three fill stations in the Pagosa Springs area in a truck or trailer-pulled cistern. 

Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD):pawsd.org     970-731-2691

The Water Runner:thewaterrunner.com     970-731-5022

 Perez Water Hauling:facebook.com/perezwaterhauling     970-264-3000


Electric and Telephone


In Aspen Springs, wastewater treatment is done by individual septic systems. Installation costs range from $8,000 to $25,000 and vary depending on several factors (type of system, home size, lot size, soil conditions, etc.). Design and installations of septic systems need to comply with San Juan Basin Health Department requirements. For more information on septic systems, visit: ecosafewastewater.com/HomeOwner or ecosafewastewater.com/SepticSystems

San Juan Basin Public Health Department:sjbpublichealth.org     970-335-2052

Eco-Safe Wastewater LLC: ecosafewastewater.com     970-264-6755

​Davis Engineering Service: daveng.com     970-264-5055

Best Septic: best-septic.com     970-823-BEST (2378)​

Utilities have not been installed through all of Aspen Springs. La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will inform you on whether they have extended power to the area you consider. Contact CenturyLink to verify whether telephone service lines have been installed as well. 

La Plata Electric Association:lpea.coop     970-247-5786

CenturyLink:centurylink.com     1-855-675-3713