Tour a Denver Water treatment plant
Although water from our mountain reservoirs comes from rain and snowmelt, it must be tested and treated to ensure that safe, potable water is delivered to our customers.
Request to visit a drinking water treatment plant to learn the five-steps of potable water treatment or learn about the expanding recycled water system at the Denver Water Recycling Plant. Recycled water — treated to just below potable standards — has helped meet the city’s needs for irrigating parks, golf courses and school grounds, replenishing lakes and serving industrial users.
- Denver Water Recycling Plant (near 58th Avenue and York Street)
- Marston Treatment Plant (on Quincy Avenue near Sheridan Boulevard)
Tours for high school students are handled on a case-by-case basis under the following guidelines:
- Requests are subject to review and approval, and must be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the desired tour date. The more lead time you can give us, the more likely we’ll be able to accommodate your requested date.
- High school tours are conducted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- Tours are available for students in grades 9 through 12.
- Tours require a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 30 per visit. If you have more than 30 students, we are happy to work with you to schedule multiple tours.
- All tour participants will be required to sign a liability release prior to arriving for the tour. Tour participants under 18 years old will have to provide a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
- No backpacks, purses, cameras or video recorders (including cellphone cameras) are allowed on the tour.
- Tours will be suspended and/or canceled immediately in the event of safety or security concerns at the facility.
- Denver Water only offers tours to schools and groups within our combined service area, and tours will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.