Ute Water proudly operates a conventional water treatment facility with chemical flocculation, sedimentation, dual-media filtration, corrosion control, fluoridation and disinfection. There are multiple source waters available to Ute Water, but the preferred sources are the Jerry Creek Reservoirs on the Grand Mesa.
Aluminum sulfate and cationic polymer are added to the raw water for coagulation. Coagulated particles are allowed to settle out before going to the dual media filters. The filters effectively remove particulate.
Filtered water enters the clear well where caustic soda is added to increase pH for optimization of chloramination and corrosion control. Ammonia is added as water exits the clear well for chloramination. Throughout the treatment process, analyzers, level gauges, and other monitoring equipment are in place to continuously monitor and alert personnel of changing conditions. Finished water is then introduced to the distribution system.
WATER QUALITY REPORTS
Ute Water Conservancy District produces an annual Water Quality Report in accordance with the State of Colorado and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). These reports are also recognized as Consumer Confident Reports. The reports are mailed directly to the customer each year and are a great resource to learning more about the District's treatment process and the substances that are tested for in drinking water.
Water providers are required to include the data collected in a full calendar year. Therefore, the latest report available will be from the prior calendar year.
If you have any questions about the Water Quality Reports or would like to request a hard copy, please contact us here or download the reports below.