Clifton Sanitation and the Community
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.
Safety HeroAlso, one of our own - Jeff - was honored with the very first Safey Hero award from the Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool. Congratulations Jeff! Read the entire article The Risk Management Review.
What we doHere 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.