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Protecting the South Platte River

Northern Treatment Plant

Learn More About the Northern Treatment Plant

Our Commitment to the Community

Metro and the Environment

Learn More About Our Commitment to the Community

National Environmental Achievement Awards

Metro Wins National Awards

Learn More About the Award


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Statewide safer-at-home order

The statewide safer-at-home order issued by Governor Jared Polis on Wednesday, March 25 does not change the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District’s (Metro District) authority and ability to continue to operate and maintain wastewater treatment operations, including active construction in support of those operations.  In addition, the order does not restrict essential employees from traveling to Metro District facilities for work.

Adjustments to daily routines

The Metro District is taking extraordinary measures to protect the health and safety of our employees, vendors, contractors, and communities as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve. 

Adjustments to daily routines will provide continuity of treatment plant operations – which is necessary for public health and safety and continued environmental regulatory compliance.  Read the full statement​.​



Kelley Merritt

Public Information Officer


Office: (303) 286-3455

Cell: (303) 877-0474

Who We Are

The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District was formed under Colorado law in 1961 and is the wastewater treatment authority for much of metropolitan Denver and parts of northern Colorado.  The district works with 60 local governments, including cities, sanitation districts, and water and sanitation districts. They, in turn, provide retail wastewater service to about 2 million people in a 715 square-mile service area.


Our mission is to protect the region's health and environment by cleaning water and recovering resources. We clean water to be suitable for agriculture, aquatic life, recreation, and water supply. 



Doing Business With Us

Serving our local population with multiple facilities requires partnerships and services from many companies and organizations in Colorado.

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Work at Metro District

By working for a wastewater treatment facility, you can take pride in providing a critical community service and protecting our environment.

Learn more about working at Metro →


Click here to learn about the Dental Amalgam Control Program →

Click here to learn about the Second Creek Pipeline project →


The Metro District is committed to ensuring the accessibility of its facilities to persons with disabilities, including accessibility to our website.  In pursuit of this policy, the District has adopted an implementation plan that is designed to make those portions of the website used by the public accessible to persons with disabilities and to adopt recognized website accessibility standards as soon as possible.  Please email your questions to our Public Information Officer, Kelley Merritt (


 From the Newsroom


Place these items in the TRASH and NOT THE TOILET:
  • ​Disinfecting wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Paper towels/napkins
  • Toilet bowl scrub pads
 Share this information with family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors! Click here to print/download our full brochure​

The Metro District’s Board of Directors adopted the 2016 Strategic Plan on August 16, 2016.