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Thornton Water Treatment Plant Project Tour
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM MST

Event Description

Please join our Water / Wastewater committee and the Thornton Water Treatment Plant (TWTP) project team for a tour of this new facility. Networking reception to follow.

About Thornton Water Treatment Plant (TWTP):

Plans to construct the new Thornton Water Treatment Plant (TWTP) began in 2016. It was finished and began producing water for the public in late September 2020. TWTP has a maximum capacity of 20 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) and replaces the original plant built in 1956. TWTP uses proven advanced technology to treat a variety of source waters, designed specifically to address taste and odor issues, all while maintaining excellent removal of pathogens and other contaminants.

TWTP treats waters from Standley Lake (SL), and East Gravel Lakes (EGL).  There are significant elevation differences between the plant and its two source waters. Water from SL flows in by gravity, while water from EGL must be pumped uphill 320 feet over several miles. 

Six, 634-square-foot Biofilters, are the heart of the plant. Each filter has five feet of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) on top of one foot of fine sand through which water passes by gravity. 

3:00 - 3:15 - Registration / Project Tour Preparation - 920 Thornton Pkwy, Thornton, CO 80229
3:15 - 4:30 - Project Tour
4:45 - 6:00 - Networking Reception - Satire Brewery - 12136 Grant Cir Unit B, Thornton, CO 80241

Owners: FREE
Young Professionals: FREE
Member / Partner Association Menbers: $15
Non-Members: $30

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