Water Quality Reports
- 2021 Water Quality Report (CCR)
- 2020 Water Quality Report (CCR)
- 2019 Water Quality Report (CCR)
- 2018 Water Quality Report (CCR)
- 2017 Water Quality Report (CCR)
- 2016 Water Quality Report (CCR)
- 2015 Water Quality Report (CCR)
Water Quality Planning & Protection
It takes more than a small city to plan and protect our water quality. Northglenn partners Thornton and Westminster in addition to numerous associations to ensure the highest water quality for a over 300,000 residents via shared storage at Standley Lake. Our rigorous water quality monitoring program for the Clear Creek Watershed and the Big Dry Creek Watershed identifies pollutants and their potential impacts, while establishing guidelines for protecting our water source.
Water Treatment Facility
2350 West 112th Avenue
Northglenn, CO 80234
Wastewater Treatment Facility
5445 Weld County Road 2
Northglenn, CO 80603
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All Major Federal Observed Holidays
Frequently Asked Questions
viruses. This is the most efficient and cost-effective method available.
The amount the city uses is well below a level that would harm humans, but some
people are more sensitive to the taste and odor of chlorine than others and may
find it objectionable. To minimize chlorine taste, keep a jug of water in
your refrigerator for drinking. The colder the water, the less noticeable
the taste and odor of chlorine.
Sometimes unpleasant odors can rise from the sink drain in your kitchen or bathroom. This is usually caused by bacterial growth.
Suggestions to minimize these drain odors:
- Put orange or lemon peels in your garbage disposal.
- Pour water with some bleach down the drain.
- Put baking soda in the drain, followed by a few cups of boiling water.
- Pour hot vinegar down the drain, followed by cold water.
- Repeat as needed.
a glass of water down these drains on occasion helps to keep the odors at bay. See more about
Tiny air bubbles in the water cause the milky or cloudy appearance. If the water is left to stand for a short while, the bubbles will rise to the surface and disappear. If the white color does not clear, you could have mineral buildup in your hot water heater. Try flushing or cleaning your
hot water heater. If white particles float, you probably have a deteriorating dip tube in your hot water heater.
hydrant has been opened. Sediment that has built up in the pipe becomes dislodged and flushed into the system. While it is not harmful, it may give the water a metallic taste and could discolor clothes run through the washing machine. The fastest way to clear your water pipes is to turn on
all of the taps at the same time. In about 5 to 10 minutes, the water will run clear.
Also, water heaters may rust with age, so if your water heater is old and you notice a rusty color when you run hot water, it could be time to clean or replace your water heater. If you take a hot water sample and compare it to a cold one, can you see a difference in color? If the answer is yes, the most probable source is the hot water heater.
noticing the same problems. Flushing all the taps in your home for 10 minutes should help alleviate the issue.
Are fixtures getting plugged with sand-like particles? Even in the toilet? The most probable source is a water softener. Zeolite, or resin beads, can escape from the water softener into the internal plumbing. This can happen even if the softener is not in use. Proper maintenance should prevent this issue. (Northglenn has only moderately hard water and in most instances, a water softener is not necessary.)