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Suburban areas to see big water treatment projects

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Preparing for upgrades at Foothills Treatment Plant.
Preparing for upgrades at Foothills Treatment Plant.

Two big things are happening in suburban Denver that will have big impacts on the future of water quality for Denver Water customers.

Near Roxborough Park in Douglas County, Denver Water in November 2018 launched a $12 million upgrade to its Foothills Treatment Plant, which opened in 1983.

The work at Foothills includes upgrades to the plant’s electrical distribution systems, replacing valves and overhauling the hydropower generator. North of Golden, construction is underway on Denver Water’s $600 million North System Renewal Project, which includes a state-of-the-art treatment facility and a new water pipeline.

“These are critical projects for the 1.4 million people we serve,” said Nicole Poncelet-Johnson, director of water quality and treatment at Denver Water.

“We’re investing in Foothills, our largest water treatment plant, and looking to the future by building the new Northwater plant.”

Learn more about the investments we make in our system.