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Water Treatment

The Water Treatment Facility, staffed 24 hours a day by state-certified operators, chemically treats raw water to make it safe to drink. Our treated drinking water and corrosion control consistently surpass state and federal standards for purity.

The facility is a silver partner in the Environmental Leadership Program, which recognizes drinking water facilities that go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.

In accordance with the City Environmental Policy (PDF 458KB), the water treatment facility is currently implementing an Environmental Management System to ensure we continue to meet and exceed our regulatory requirements, prevent pollution in all aspects of our operations and foster a culture of continuous improvement related to environmental performance. To learn more about our program or provide comments, contact V1RGRU1TQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.

The Water Treatment Facility has a photovoltaic generation system on site that will produce approximately 100 kilowatts to help offset utility electric power needed to run the plant. The City purchases this solar power at a fixed rate from the system owner.

Water Treatment Process

The map and descriptions below explain each major section of the process.

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Video: From Source to Tap – Drinking Water Treatment

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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.