Thornton water projects moving forward
Thornton’s new water rates went into effect January 1, 2017. The city’s rates will remain in the middle range of what other cities and towns are charging for water in the north metro area. A financing plan for several key water projects was approved in April 2016 that will help Thornton continue to provide a healthy and robust water supply for residents and businesses well into the future:
- Thornton is moving along plans to construct a new water treatment plant to replace the Thornton Treatment Plant, which is more than 55 years old. The proposed new treatment plant will have the capacity to supply 20 million gallons of water per day, which will be in addition to the 50 million gallons per day capacity at the city’s high-tech Wes Brown Water Treatment Plant.
- The Thornton Water Project is a pipeline in Larimer and Weld Counties that will bring water purchased in the 1980s to Thornton customers. The project will take several years to complete, with the first water from the pipeline scheduled to arrive in Thornton in the mid-2020s. Thornton will be working with numerous cities and counties to obtain the necessary permits to build the pipeline. For more information about this project, please go to www.thorntonwaterproject.com.