Prairie Waters tour

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Last week I was the guest of Aurora Water for a tour of the Prairie Waters facilities.

The project’s official rollout was October 8. It consists of an alluvial well system across the South Platte River from Brighton, a 34 mile pipeline to the Peter D. Binney Water Purification Facility at Aurora Reservoir along with future augmentation storage and a planned aquifer recharge and recovery facility.

Here’s a video tour of the project from Aurora Water via YouTube.

The UV pre-treatment caught my eye.

Another cool part of the plant is that it treats both mountain water from the upper part of Aurora’s system along with the more problematic water from down the South Platte. The plant has two separate trains that enable different treatment processes for the two supplies. Finished water is blended just prior to entering the regular distribution system.

More Prairie Waters coverage here and here.

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