Treatment Plant Upgrade The Clifton Sanitation District’s (CSD) wastewater systems are operated in accordance with a host of federal, state and local public health and environmental regulations and standards. These mandates continue to evolve and become more stringent. New discharge limits for the nutrient phosphorus are being implemented across the state. The projected limits will ensure a high level of water quality and prevent harmful algae blooms in Colorado’s Rivers and lakes. Although CSD is not yet being regulated for phosphorus, the district has been preparing for the upcoming discharge limits. For several years funds have been set aside to construct anaerobic selectors that will remove phosphorus and increase sludge settleability for improved water quality. The project will cost an estimated $2,500,000 to complete. Thanks to two grants from State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) totaling $610,000, plus funds that have been set aside, CSD will be able to fully fund the project without placing the burden on customers. This project will put CSD ahead of the curve saving the residents of Clifton money for years to come. In addition to phosphorus removal the construction of anaerobic selectors will create conditions that limit the growth of troublesome filamentous bacteria. CSD has used $110,000 of the grant money from DOLA for engineering services to design anaerobic selectors and a chemical precipitation system to enhance phosphorus removal and limit the growth of filamentous bacteria. The rest of the grant will be used for the construction of the new system. Construction of the project is under way and should be completed in the spring of 2015. Once complete CSD will continue to produce consistently high quality water to be discharged into the Colorado River for the life of the treatment facility.
Design Services for Clifton Sanitation District WWTP Improvements
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