Steamboat seeks low-income grant to help replace Dream Island water

Steamboat Springs applied for a grant to replace a water main at Dream Island Apartments. l John F. Russell / Steamboat pilot and today’s file photo

Steamboat Springs will apply for a grant worth up to $600,000 from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to complete the waterline replacement for Dream Island, which is city-owned but serves residents of Dream Island Mobile Home Park and Dream Island Apartments on the west side of Steamboat Springs.

The grant is specifically for low-income residents, so the city will need to survey Dream Island residents to ensure that at least 51% of them meet the low-income cutoff.

From Monday, January 31 through February 14, anyone with questions or comments about the project is invited to review the grant application and provide feedback. The app is available at Steamboat Springs City Hall, located at 137 Tenth Street.

In a written report to City Council, Director of Public Works Jon Snyder said the project was necessary to ensure safe and clean drinking water for residents of Dream Island.

If the city wins the grant, it expects to spend $1.8 million of the city’s money, with the state’s $600,000 completing the project.

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