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A Message from the Chairman

On behal​f of the Board of Directors and employees, I welcome you to the Metro District.  The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District was established in 1961 as a cost-effective, regional solution to wastewater treatment in the growing metro area.  Today, the District is the largest treatment provider in the Rocky Mountain region and is a nationally recognized leader in treatment technology and innovation.

At the Metro District, our business is clean water.  In recent years, the industry has become aligned around initiatives such as One Water, and the District is already well established in its role as a clean water partner.  We are presently engaged with our partners to create opportunities to improve the environment and prepare for regional growth.

In the near future, the Metro District will be embarking on a number of exciting projects that will benefit the region.  The District is working closely with our northeastern members to build the Second Creek Interceptor pipeline, which will provide new wastewater transmission opportunities for decades to come.

Of course, the future is of little concern if we are not meeting the present demands.  Each day, our hard-working and dedicated staff ensures the treatment of 130 million gallons of water that is returned to the South Platte River – ready for the next user.

I trust you will find our website informative and easy to navigate.  Whether you are doing business with the Metro District or just wanting to learn more about us, we appreciate your time and thank you for visiting.

Peter Baertlein, Chairman of the Board























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