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Water Treatment Facility

The Water Treatment Facility operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The treatment process can be adjusted as necessary to ensure residents receive the best tasting and safest water possible.

The Water Treatment Facility treats and pumps out approximately 3.5 million gallons of water each day in the winter and up to 10 million gallons in the summer to meet the needs of customers.  The operators at the facility have been certified by the State of Colorado.  They are on hand at the facility around the clock and carefully monitor the treatment system from the water source to the finished product, which you see when you turn on the faucet.


wtf plant birds eye view

Water Treatment Process

Terminal Reservoir
Water from Standley Lake enters the Terminal Reservoir which holds 40 million gallons of raw water which equals a four day supply during the summer.

Rapid Mix/ Flocculators
Water leaves the Terminal Reservoir and enters the flocculator structure, dosed with coagulants and sent through a vigorous flash mixing called a rapid mix.

Clarifiers
Water is moved from the flocculators into one of the two clarifiers.  Each clarifier holds 1.25 million gallons of water which is used to remove solids and sediments through the sedimentation process.

Filters
Water is moved from the clarifiers, chlorinated, then moved to the filters.  The mixed media filtration system uses a Leopold Underdrain System to filter out small particles.  The filter gallery contains eight filters, each can treat up to 2 million gallons a day.

Clearwells
Once the water has completed its treatment process it is moved to the Clearwells until pumped out to water storage tanks which flows water directly to your home.


Location
2350 W. 112th Avenue
Northglenn, CO 80234



Hours
24 hours a day
Seven days a week
365 days a year

Tours
Application for Water Treatment Facility Tour

Tour of the Water Treatment Facility are available on a limited basis. Please fill out the form above and follow the directions to send it to the city.

Closures 
This facility is never closed. 

Related Information
Contact
Water Treatment Facility
303.451.1289