Water & Wastewater


Advanced Water Treatment

The District uses the most advanced water treatment technologies to remove pollutants. The wastewater plants are designed to remove not only conventional pollutants, but also algae promoting nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. The removal is accomplished by the biological process (activated sludge) and the use of Advanced Water Treatment Filters. Wastewater is treated to permit specifications determined by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPH&E) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). PWSD tests for over two dozen different pollutants on a routine basis testing and analyzing the community’s water quality.

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Sewer back up problems?

The majority of all back-ups/overflows are directly related to the disposal of common household goods that are flushed down the toilets. To avoid back-ups into your home, we recommend: 

  • Annual tree root inspection/maintenance
  • Avoid flushing feminine hygiene products or large amounts of tissue
  • Do not pour kitchen grease down sink
  • Keep garbage disposal free of items that can clog your system

To Flush or Not To Flush

Everything that is flushed, run through the garbage disposal or dumped enters the wastewater system. Some pollutants seriously disrupt the water treatment process itself, as well as cause serious damage to homes, business and the environment.

PWSD Question

Please do NOT flush these items:

  • Baby Wipes
  • Brake Fluid
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Condoms
  • Dental Floss
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Feminine Napkins
  • Gasoline
  • Household Hazardous Wastes
  • Motor Oil
  • Non-Biodegradable Items
  • Paint or Solvents
  • Pesticides (Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides)
  • Rags
  • Sanitary Products
  • Swiffer Sweeper Pads
  • Tampons
  • Toys