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  1. 3/7/2008 PLATTE RIVER SEWAGE LIFT STATION BEING DECOMMISSIONED AFTER 49 YEARS IN SERVICE
  2. As reported in previous news articles, Platte Canyon contracted with Roxborough Water and Sanitation District to transport a portion of the District’s wastewater through Roxborough’s new regional outfall sewer pipe. The intergovernmental agreement enables Platte Canyon to abandon its Platte River sewage lift station located at Berry Ave. and the South Platte River. The pumping station was originally constructed in the early 1960’s to pump the majority of the District’s wastewater under the South Platte River into a Littleton sewer pipe that extends to the Littleton-Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant at Dartmouth Ave. and Santa Fe. Dr.

    Since its construction the lift station was severely damaged by two floods, the largest being in 1965 when the facility was completely destroyed. It was also heavily damaged in 1983 as a result of mechanical failure. The ability to cease pumping operations will vastly reduce the potential for sewage spills and result in significant savings. A cost benefit analysis revealed that Platte Canyon will save $706,590.32 by connecting to Roxborough’s pipe and abandoning the aging pumping system.

    Roxborough’s project is now complete and Platte Canyon’s pipe has been connected. Proposals are now being sought for purchase of the lift station, the generator building and the 230kv generator. A copy of the notice soliciting proposals for all of the equipment is shown below. The Platte Canyon Board of Directors will decide what to do with the property once all equipment has been removed.

    Interest in any of the pump station or generator equipment should be referred to Scott Hand at 303-979-2333.

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