Summertime Stomping Grounds: Denver’s South Platte River

Jun 14

Summertime Stomping Grounds: Denver’s South Platte River

The popular South Platte River in Denver offers a plethora of recreational activities from fishing to picnicking, biking, hiking and more. It is a place of enjoyment for many as there is a broad range of choices for the outdoor aficionado. As summer is upon us, it’s a time to keep in mind that the rain, as well as temperature, can be unpredictable at South Platte...

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Water Retention Hubs: The Flood Diversion Plan for Denver

Apr 05

Water Retention Hubs: The Flood Diversion Plan for Denver

The city of Denver has plans to construct a mile-long open water drainage channel adjacent to East 39th Avenue from Franklin to Steele streets.  This would aid in directing runoff toward pipes leading to the outfall. The Basins have natural topographical features that direct storm runoff northwest toward the South Platte River. Decades ago, city blocks were built...

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The Hillcrest Reservoir Rehabilitation Plan

Feb 29

The Hillcrest Reservoir Rehabilitation Plan

Denver Water developed the Hillcrest water storage facility in the early 1960s to replace several small, temporary pumping stations to adequately serve the expanding population of southeast Denver. Denver Water will begin soon begin construction on an impressive $100-million, four-year project to replace an aging pump station and concrete storage tanks in south...

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An Interesting and Ingenious Mix for Salida Wastewater

Nov 13

An Interesting and Ingenious Mix for Salida Wastewater

Once in a while we hear of something different or even peculiar in Wastewater treatment processes. Such is the case with the Salida treatment facility in Colorado where operators quietly treat wastewater and septage and discharge sparkling effluent to the Arkansas River.  There is a well thought out process for this interesting mix and while the Salida crew has been...

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Snowmass’s In House Efficiency for Sewer

Sep 20

Snowmass’s In House Efficiency for Sewer

The town of Snowmass, outside of Denver, has history stemming back from 1910.  The population in this ski town sustains the usual fluctuation, depending on the season, there can be approximately 2,500 residents all the way up to 18,000.  During the beginning of the ski season (typically from November 15th-December 15th) the water and sewer department can expect to...

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