Clifton Sanitation and the Community


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

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What we do

Here at the Clifton Sanitation District we inspect, maintain, and repair and/or upgrade more than 75 miles of wastewater collection and conveyance piping throughout the Clifton area. The wastewater collected by this system is directed to our 2.5 million gallons per day wastewater treatment facility where contaminates are removed though a multistage mechanical and biological process to allow for safe discharge to the Colorado River.

Treated water from our facility will be used downstream for recreation, such as boating or fishing, intake to drinking water facilities, and habitat for fish and other aquatic organisms. Water that is not returned to the Colorado River is used at our facility to water lawns and agricultural crops. Through the treatment process a byproduct called biosolids is generated, this is used as a soil amendment on District properties.


Through an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Clifton Sanitation District and the Town of Palisade, the District has agreed to allow Palisade to move forward with planning and constructing a connection from Palisade to the District’s sewer collection system and treatment facility. 
For full details, please read the full PDF found here.

Read our Transparency Notice

Read our Open Records Policy

Please read and print this Don't Flush list, for the benefit of our systems.


News Announcements

The Colorado Environmental Leadership Program is a voluntary program that provides the regulated environmental community with incentives to go beyond basic compliance with environment laws and regulations.  

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recognized 168 companies on October 9, 2018 for outstanding environmental achievements that help keep Colorado a desirable place to work and live.  The department, in partnership with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environmental Partnership, presented the 19th annual Environmental Leadership Awards at the Infinity Event Center in Glendale.  There was more than 400 government, business and community leaders that attended.

The awards recognized Colorado organizations with gold, silver and bronze designations for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement.

This year’s program recognized 12 new Gold Leaders including Clifton Sanitation District, 12 new Silver Partners and 16 new Bronze Achievers.  

Read the Award Announcement
Read the ELP Agreement Letter.
Read the Letter of Congratulations from Governor Hickenlooper.

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