Wastewater Treatment Plant The Wastewater Department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the sewage collection and treatment systems. The facilities are operated under Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Permit number CO-0040789.
System Components The collection system consists of approximately 110 miles of sewer line, 1800 manholes and 2 pump stations. The Wastewater Treatment Plant consists of preliminary treatment to remove rags and grit; activated sludge with fine bubble diffusers for conventional secondary treatment, nitrification, denitrification, and UV Disinfection before discharge to Pesthouse Gulch, a tributary to Wildhorse Creek.
Plant Capacity The Wastewater Treatment Plant capacity is 1.8 Million Gallons per Day. Pueblo West reclaims a percentage of the treated wastewater that we return to the Arkansas River. (i.e. we can pump that much more from Pueblo Reservoir.) About 45% of the available lots in Pueblo West are on the sewage collection system, the remaining lots require Individual Sewage Disposal Systems (ISDS).
Surface Water Our primary water source is surface water. The water comes from the District's ownership in 5,882 shares of Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Company. During a year with normal precipitation, these shares may yield approximately 2 billion gallons of water for our use.
Storage The water is stored in and released from Twin Lakes on a demand basis, and flows down the Arkansas River to Pueblo Reservoir. From the Reservoir the water is pumped to the Water Treatment Plant, processed and then pumped into the distribution system.
More Information For information regarding Billing or Tap Fees contact our Pueblo West office at 20 West Palmer Lake Drive or call 719-547-5000.
For information regarding availability of service and service installations, contact our office at 20 West Palmer Lake Drive or call 719-547-3554.
If you have a water or sewer related emergency call 719-547-3554.