Community Open House & Reception: Edwards wastewater facility improvements

Now that the landscaping is done, we’re ready for visitors!


Join us Sept. 26 for a reception and tour of the $25 million Edwards wastewater treatment facility solids handling improvement project.


Please register so we can plan enough food for all participants.


Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Edwards Wastewater Treatment Facility

3103 Lake Creek Village Dr.

Edwards, CO 81632

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Open house, facility tours, and complimentary food.
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Welcome, acknowledgements, speakers, and short tour.


Come for a bit or stick around – whatever fits your schedule. Please wear close-toed shoes; no special safety gear is required.


Edwards wastewater treatment facility solids handling improvement project:


The capital project is the largest undertaken to date by Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and was completed in November 2016, with revegetation and landscaping completed in August 2017. The extensive updates were the first project in the implementation of the ERWSD wastewater master plan that works toward the goal of meeting Regulation 85, which limits the discharge of nutrients from wastewater treatment facilities to waterways.


Improvements include:

  • Preliminary treatment enhancements.
  • Expansion of the solids digestion process.
  • Rehabilitation of solids dewatering.
  • Landscaping and aesthetic updates.
  • New odor control systems.


Wastewater master plan funding:

  • ERWSD issued $28 million in revenue bonds in December 2012 and customers started paying about $6 more on their monthly wastewater bill in January 2015 towards the bond repayment.
  • In 2013, ERWSD applied to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) nutrient grant program and received $1.4 million.
  • In May 2014, voters approved a new general obligation debt to further fund the wastewater master plan so $23.3 million of “GO” bonds were issued in spring 2016.
  • Taxpayers within District boundaries began paying the property tax associated with the 2016 GO bond in 2017 (but the District paid off a 1998 bond in 2016, so taxpayers paid about the same to the District in 2017 as they previously did).


Please come see your publicly owned wastewater treatment facility and meet board members and staff responsible for ensuring clean water and conducting operations in a manner that respects our beautiful natural environment.


Be sure to register!