The Clear Creek Wastewater Study Group, a sub-committee of the Upper Clear Creek Watershed Association, is conducting a study of current and future community wastewater treatment needs in the Upper Clear Creek Watershed. The study has been funded by multiple jurisdictions located in the watershed and by a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. This study will produce DRCOG Utility Plans for wastewater treatment districts located in the upper watershed and recently created a Wastewater Alternatives Evaluation Report.
The Wastewater Alternatives Evaluation Report describes wastewater treatment options and recommends preferred alternative technologies for managing community wastewater service needs over a thirty-year planning horizon. Future opportunities will focus on improvements in wastewater discharges and minimizing costs to system users. The study provides a comprehensive evaluation of innovative approaches to decentralized wastewater treatment. In addition, the Wastewater Alternatives Evaluation Report explores the potential efficiencies offered by technical, institutional and operational cooperative agreements by local wastewater treatment entities.
Clear Creek Wastewater Study Group meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged. A wide variety of topics related to watershed protection opportunities, economic development, alternative on-site treatment technologies, wastewater infrastructure planning, local Individual Sewage Disposal System (ISDS) regulation development and Responsible Management Entities (RME) models are discussed by the study group. Although the study group has been working on the evaluation and development of local wastewater service options for over two years, there is still time for interested individuals and organizations to participate. Questions regarding the project may be directed to Lisa Leben, at 303-679-2434.