City of Durango Water Dock Station

Water Dock Station Closure

The City of Durango Water Dock Station, the bulk water filling station located at 550 S. Camino del Rio, will be closed for construction Monday, September 21 through December 2020.  

The City will be installing a new bulk water filling station with a more robust system that will provide more reliable service with less downtime for repairs.  The site will also be expanded to allow for a second bulk water filling station in the future.

Customers’ patience is appreciated during these upgrades. The City apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the required closure.  Alternative bulk water filling stations include:  

La Plata Archuleta Water District (application and PIN required) 

  • CR 225A and 160 (closest) - (970) 563-0320 
  • CR 311 (right after Oxford) - (970) 563-0320

Bayfield (application and PIN required) 

  • 579 Spruce Dr. - (970) 884-9544 

Mancos (quarter operated)

  • 101 E. Montezuma St. - (970) 533-7725 

The new bulk water filling station will have a different accounting system. Customers will access their accounts with a PIN instead of the current cards. Customers can arrange to be contacted when the City is ready to establish accounts and roll over balances to the new system. Call (970) 375-4801. 

Water Dock Payment Information

In order to dissuade thieves and vandals at the water dock, the City has enhanced security to include strengthening the system enclosure and installing a security camera. Cash is no longer accepted at the water dock and in order to get water, users will now have to use a water dock card. The cards are available at City Hall from 8:00am to 3:30pm, Monday - Friday.

Once a user has a card in their possession they can add money to the card, attain receipts, track purchases, and check balances at this link. Financial amounts can be added to the card online with a credit card, or by bringing cash or check to City Hall (949 East 2nd Avenue). Any amount of money a customer wants can be added to their water dock card.

When the card is swiped at the water dock, the flow of water will begin. When the customer is finished, they press the stop button and the value of the water dispensed will be subtracted from the user's card.

Over time the magnetic strip on the back of the card will not read the water dock system reader. If you are experiencing excessive problems with your card, please visit the City Hall payments window at 949 East 2nd Avenue, Durango CO 81301.

The water dock is calibrated to function with a 2" diameter hose. The City of Durango will not be responsible for different costs and flow rates attributable to utilization of the water dock with other sizes of hoses at the discretion of the user.