Wastewater: The Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation District to break ground on their Northern Treatment Plant tomorrow


From the Metro district via the Commerce City Sentinel:

The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, which treats wastewater for most of the Denver area, will break ground for its new treatment plant at U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 2 1/2 at 10 a.m., Aug. 17. The $475 million plant marks the first satellite treatment facility for the district, and it coincides with the district’s 50th anniversary, which will be incorporated into the program…

The facility is scheduled to go online in 2015. It will serve portions of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City and Thornton and have the capacity to serve other communities in the northern end of the metropolitan area.

The district’s service area is about 715 square miles. The main plant at 64th Avenue and York Street treats about 140 million gallons of wastewater per day.

More wastewater coverage here.

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