We recently completed a Utility Plan for the Meeker
Sanitation District. The Utility Plan will help the District plan for the impacts of growth due to the oil
and gas boom. As a first step, we conducted a CPE of the
treatment plant. The District is implementing many of our
recommendations including new headworks equipment, replacement of
obsolete meters, and operational changes.
Utility Planning can be as simple as evaluating
treatment plant capacity or be complex enough to include planned
replacement programs for existing infrastructure. In every
case, a utility plan is designed to look forward and find creative,
cost-effective solutions before infrastructure fails or
additional capacity is
Indigo Water Group staff played a major role in developing Utility
Plans for the City of Northglenn, City of Thornton, City of Brush,
the Town of Carbondale, Fairways Metropolitan District, and others.
Northglenn's Utility Plan focused on replacing a lagoon wastewater
treatment facility with a mechanical treatment plant. For both
Northglenn and Thornton, our staff created complex collection system
models. Carbondale's Utility Plan examined the potential for
relocating an aging wastewater treatment plant to free up valuable
riverfront real estate.
All of our
previous Utility Planning work has included detailed alternatives
analyses. For treatment plant upgrades and expansions, we
always evaluate at least three different alternatives based on
performance, technical feasibility, cost, and staff preferences.
Alternatives evaluations for collection and distribution systems focus
on land use analyses, evaluation of existing infrastructure for
capacity, and preliminary layout of future lines.
We develop population, flow, and load or demand
projections as the first step towards determining adequacy of
existing infrastructure and what will be required to meet future
No matter what your planning needs, Indigo Water Group has the