Waste Water Treatment Plant


The State of Colorado put Regulation 85 in effect in 2012. This regulation mandates that Total Phosphorous be below 1 Mg/L and that Total Inorganic Nitrogen be below 10 Mg/L. The larger facilities had to meet that immediately. They gave a break to smaller facilities to delay the challenge of upgrading their facilities. When the City received its new discharge permit from the State which was effective July 1, 2018, there was a compliance schedule from the State outlining steps that the City is required to follow, in order to meet the new Regulation 85 requirements by January 31, 2023.

History Overview Presentation

Presentation from February 18, 2021 Meeting 

Presentation from March 18, 2021 Meeting

Presentation from April 20, 2021 Meeting


Come up with a viable solution as to how to meet the CDPHE Regulations.

Project Overview Link

Design Documents for the proposed upgrades. (Large File) 

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We are currently working on funding options:

  •  We are in the process of applying for a low interest loan through the State of Colorado Leverage Loan program managed by DOLA and the Colorado Resources and Power Development Authority.
  • We have preliminary approval from a Bonding Financial Institution for a 30-year bond if the state funding options do not come through and elect to fund the project this way.