Construction of Metro Wastewater Reclamation District’s new Northern Treatment Plant (NTP) in Brighton is nearly complete. The estimated $417 million total program cost is approximately $60 million less than original cost estimates and includes design and construction of the NTP Facilities and the South Platte Interceptor (SPI), a nearly seven-mile gravity pipeline that will convey flow to the plant.
When finished in late 2016, the 24 million-gallon-per-day facility will be capable of providing wastewater treatment service to 300,000 residents in portions of Aurora, Brighton, Thornton, Denver, and South Adams County (Commerce City). The approved architectural and landscaping plan is designed to complement the local community and will include interactive educational displays, wetlands areas, and more than a mile of public trails adjacent to the South Platte River.
Construction of the SPI pipeline was completed in 2015 with revegetation of the entire seven-mile pipeline corridor, including roughly 1,000 new trees and 3,000 new shrubs.
CH2M HILL, Garney Constructors, and Western Summit Constructors are the contractors working on the project.
Who: NTP Director of Operations and Maintenance John Kuosman will be available to discuss how the new facility will support economic development and community growth in the northern metropolitan region.
What: Along with interview and photo opportunities, the media availability will include an escorted tour of the active construction site. Closed-toe shoes are required (additional safety equipment will be provided).
When: Wednesday, August 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: The NTP is located in Brighton at the corner of Highway 85 and 168th Avenue (Weld County Road 2).
Visitors will enter the facility from 168th Avenue and should be prepared to show media credentials at the security gate (directions included). RSVPs are recommended because of the controlled access.
About Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
The Metro District was formed under Colorado law in 1961 and is the largest wastewater treatment facility in the Rocky Mountain West. 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 1.8 million people in a 715 square-mile service area in metropolitan Denver.