About Roxborough Water & Sanitation District
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Located just southwest of the Chatfield Reservoir, the Roxborough area is known for its extraordinary backdrop of historic, jetting red-rock formations. The District (RWSD) provides water services to its 3,300+ residential and commercial customers.
The District’s raw water comes from the City of Aurora via the South Platte River systems. Water is redirected at the nearby Strontia Springs reservoir to bring the fresh Rocky Mountain water, allocated for Roxborough customers, directly to the RWSD water treatment plant located just south of Titan road. There, the raw water is filtered to meet and/or exceed the strict water quality standards established by the State of Colorado before it is delivered into the homes and businesses in the Roxborough community.
The Roxborough Water & Sanitation District (RWSD) was established in 1972 to provide water, sewer and fire protection service to the Roxborough Community. In 1999, fire protection services moved from RWSD’s jurisdiction to the West Metro Fire Protection Department. Subsequently, the District’s original name, Roxborough Metropolitan District, became the Roxborough Water and Sanitation District.
In 2007, the District connected to the Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant. This regionalization effort streamlined many communities and eliminated the District’s 30 year old Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant is the third largest Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) in the state of Colorado. The plant receives sewage from the cities of Englewood and Littleton, as well as from 21 connector districts in the service areas of the cities. The plant is a large, advanced treatment plant required to exceed secondary treatment requirements. The design capacity is 50 million gallons per day (mgd) and is presently treating 27 mgd.
The Littleton/Englewood WWTP strives to eliminate preventable odors and be a good neighbor in the community. Should a citizen detect an odor suspected of coming from the treatment plant, please call (303)-762-2619.
In late 2010, the City of Aurora and the Roxborough Water & Sanitation District executed a long term agreement in which the City remains the District’s permanent raw water supplier, in perpetuity.
Master Plan 2012 (pdf)
Appendix N - Replacement Costs (excel)