Wastewater Treatment

September 28, 2016--Water diversion on Animas River begins Monday(Durango Herald)

Work to divert the Animas River into the city of Durango’s water intake upstream of the Whitewater Park began Monday. In a news release, the city of Durango said crews are preparing to divert the river channel over newly constructed features.


August 18, 2016--Sewage plant will require $62 million loan (Durango Herald)

The city plans to take out a $62 million loan this month to pay for a sewage-treatment plant remodel in Santa Rita Park. Work at the plant is expected to start in May, and it will require about two years, said consultant Bob Bolton, a vice president with Dewberry. Work on aeration basins will be accelerated to meet the February 2018 deadline to remove more nutrients such as nit


January 19, 2016--Sanitation officials blame Cortez sewer problem on Montezuma County inmates’ flushing habits (Cortez Journal)

Montezuma County inmates are under suspicion, but not for unlawful activity. Cortez Sanitation District officials suspect that inmates at the 104-bed Montezuma County Jail are flushing items in their jail cells, plugging a pumping station or contaminating the wastewater-treatment facility. “We get a ton of Ramen noodle packages,” CSD manager Tim Krebs told board mem


November 4, 2015--City voters approve bond for sewer plant (Durango Herald)

An overwhelming majority of city voters approved a $68 million bond question on Tuesday to allow the city to remodel the Santa Rita Park sewer plant. Early returns showed 2,640 voters or 67.59 percent said “yes” on the ballot issue, while 1,266 voters or 32.41 percent voted “no.” “It truly is the right decision,” said Mayor Dean Brookie.&nbsp


November 20, 2014--Recycled water facility in Australia offers lessons for global drought planning (Circle of Blue)

The blueprint for meeting Australia’s future water demand is taking physical shape in Craigie, a northern suburb of Perth, the largest city in Western Australia.


October 29, 2014--Durango wastewater-plant repair deadline extends (Durango Herald)

The Durango wastewater-treatment plant will not have to make millions of dollars worth of improvements by 2017 to meet new clean water guidelines, after negotiations with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.


June 8, 2014--Telluride may conserve water even in non-drought years (Telluride Watch)

With greatly expanded supplies of treated municipal water coming online at the end of this year when the Pandora Water Treatment Plant is scheduled to open, the Town of Telluride is considering the implementation of new water conservation measures.

March 27, 2014--Report explores nutrient management in water utility sector (Johnson Foundation)

In the past century, population growth, urbanization and intensified agricultural practices have combined to increase strain on wastewater treatment facilities. A foremost challenge for utilities is managing nutrient levels in the water—and doing so while juggling economic and energy constraints.


City of Durango

The City of Durango’s wastewater treatment plant was awarded two grants totaling $1.08 million from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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