For more than 50 years, the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District has been committed to treating wastewater in a manner that maximizes water resources while protecting the environment. Through sound fiscal management, cutting-edge technology, regional collaboration and employing a great work force, we are proud to be recognized as an industry leader.
Our commitment to excellence requires a willingness to adapt in this ever-changing industry. Our Strategic Planning process has helped us design an outline for how to best move into the future, and it also gave us a chance to examine our goals. As a result, we’ve revised our vision to better align with our current objectives:
"To be a responsible leader, an innovative clean water partner, and a great place to work."
Of course, protecting and enhancing the environment is the foundation on which our work is built. We pay close attention to emerging science and engineering techniques to ensure we are doing all we can to be good stewards of the community’s natural resources. The South Platte River and the surrounding habitat is a treasured regional resource, and we will continue to do all we can to improve it.
Maximizing efficiencies not only helps the environment but also our bottom line. We are committed to serving our member municipalities and special connectors responsibly, so we routinely maintain and invest in our existing capital assets. For example, the recent rehabilitation of our interceptor system and ongoing plant improvements ensure operational efficiency and protect against the need for costly repairs in the future. We are also excited about the recent opening of our Northern Treatment Plant, which will incorporate some of the most advanced treatment techniques available today.
In an industry with rapidly changing technology, it’s equally important to keep a constant eye on advancements, and that is most easily accomplished through collaboration and innovation. Our Strategic Plan emphasizes the importance of strengthening our partnerships with connectors, regulators, permitting agencies, and other stakeholders. As we become more involved in broader environmental efforts, regional water resource planning, and conservation efforts, those relationships will continue to grow.
Our staff will serve a crucial role in those efforts. They are, quite simply, some of the industry’s best. They are experts in what they do and are an invaluable resource. We regularly seek their participation in our recently created Innovation Program, which is designed to help us keep up with the latest industry advancements that can help reduce costs, increase performance, and improve sustainability.
At the Metro District, we are committed to protecting the environment and serving the community. Because of that dedication, we are well positioned to provide leading-edge services now and well into the future.
Daniel Mikesell, Chairman of the Board