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Northern Treatment Plant Tour

  • 31 Aug 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Located at northwest corner of Highway 85 and 168th Avenue (Weld Cty Road 2)


  • Reserves a spot on the tour, guests can be added. Free!

    Must have a valid driver’s license, which will have to be shown at the gate to gain access. We will meet in front of the Facility Support Building (FSB).

Registration is closed

The new Northern Treatment Plant, a satellite plant of the Robert W Hite Treatment Facility, is now operational, and the folks at MWRD are looking to host a tour of the facility at the end of August. Planned since 1982, the new $417 million facility is one of the most advanced in the western United States. Designed to protect the South Platte River and support rapid community growth, the facility is capable of cleaning 24 million gallons per day and will eventually serve up to 750,000 customers across Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton, unincorporated Adams County and Denver. The new facility features the latest proven water reclamation technologies to protect the South Platte River, alongside onsite resource recovery for energy generation and agricultural applications. The facility includes more than a mile of riverside trails and seating around a wetland area. Ultimately, these trails are designed to serve as a connection with a regional trail system that is envisioned to extend from Wyoming to New Mexico. The new facility’s Administration Building includes educational exhibits to inform visitors about how water reclamation protects the South Platte River and benefits the environment.  Slated for August 31st, the tour will begin at 2:00pm and will run about 90 minutes. The capacity is set to 25 attendees and registration for the event will open soon.


Note: Allow yourself 10-15 minutes for check-in. Must have a valid driver's license, which will need to be shown at the gate to gain access. We will meet in front of the Facility Support Building (FSB)

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