Clifton Sanitation and the Community


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.


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Click image below for full agenda.


Job Opening for Plant Operator

Position: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Due to an upcoming retirement Clifton Sanitation District is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator to join their team and are seeking a highly motivated and outgoing individual. This full-time position performs a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and non-skilled technical duties in the operation and maintenance of the District’s 2.5 MGD Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Preferred candidates should have a Level A, B, C or D Wastewater certification, a minimum of two years’ experience in water or wastewater treatment facility operations, plus a high school diploma (or equivalent), supplemented by college level courses in biology or related fields. Working knowledge of SCADA, plus computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook preferred. Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to obtain a Colorado CDL license within six months of hire. Any combination of experience, training, or education that provides the required knowledge and abilities is preferred but willing to train the right candidate. It is important to have good verbal and written communication skills and be a self-starter. Successful candidates must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Complete Job Description 

Excellent benefit package and opportunities for advancement.
Non-exempt $16.76 – $33.11 per hour.  Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Applications are available at
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and an application to:
Clifton Sanitation District
3217 D Road
Clifton, Colorado 81520
Or via Email to
Employment Application for Clifton Sanitation

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.

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.
Office: (970) 434-7422
Emergency: (970) 986-1765