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Posted on: September 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Castle Rock Water treatment plant recognized for outstanding performance

Plum Creek Water Purification Facility Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Supplying high-quality drinking water is Castle Rock Water’s top priority. Now, the department is being recognized for those efforts. Castle Rock Water was recently awarded Outstanding Water Treatment Plant by the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association.

The recognition, in the large category (serving more than 50,000 people), was for excellent operation of the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility throughout 2020 and the newly added advanced treatment processes to accommodate purified reuse water.

These advanced treatment processes make the water treatment plant one of the most advanced treatment facilities in the State, and provide a multi-barrier approach to surface water and purified reuse water treatment. 

“This AWWA award for our flagship plant, in addition to receiving the Commitment Award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in 2020, shows how our work at Castle Rock Water is effectively leading the industry,” said Castle Rock Water Assistant Director Tim Friday.

The association also presented Castle Rock Water plant mechanic Casey Devol with the Water Treatment Maintenance Award for his design of new processes to clean pipelines. The annual award is given to a maintenance professional who demonstrates exceptional performance, dedication and teamwork. Devol was also recognized for his contribution to the Water to Wire efficiency study to reduce energy usage and pumping costs. 

The Rocky Mountain Section is the regional division of the American Water Works Association, the principal association for scientific and educational opportunities dedicated to managing and treating water. The Rocky Mountain Section represents water industry organizations in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

In additional to these American Water Works Association awards, Castle Rock Water also received recognition for its efforts in environmental stewardship. This is the third consecutive year the water provider has received a Gold Level in the Environmental Leadership Program by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Reducing energy consumption, increasing water conservation efforts and instituting purified reuse water were among the primary considerations for the award.

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