The Evergreen Metropolitan District was created February 27th,
1979 when the
water treatment and distribution system was acquired from Public Service Company
of Colorado and merged with the Evergreen Sanitation District. The Evergreen
Sanitation District was formed October 15th, 1948. The District currently
owns, operates and maintains one wastewater treatment plant, three wastewater
pump stations, one water treatment plant, nine water pump
stations and ten water reservoirs. The District also maintains approximately 300
miles of wastewater collection system piping and an equal amount of water
Other Mountain Districts
EMD maintains inter-district agreements with many water and
sanitation districts within the mountain area. These Districts include West
Jefferson County Metropolitan, Kittredge Sanitation and Water, Upper Bear Creek
Water and Sanitation, and El Rancho Metropolitan. Inter-district agreements
allow the Evergreen Metropolitan District to operate and maintain the West
Jefferson County and Kittredge wastewater treatment plants and all of the
collection system piping and eight pump stations within the other districts.
The EMD Board of Directors oversees the operations of the
District personnel. The Board is comprised of local businesspersons and property
owners who must operate under Colorado statutes regarding special districts.
Additionally, the other districts that EMD serves, must conduct business under
those same statutes.
EMD is an organization composed of departments including
Wastewater, Water, Maintenance, Collection/Distribution, Meter Services and
Administration. The District has twenty-nine full-time employees.
Operations Department--Wastewater Division
The Wastewater Division is comprised of Treatment Plant
Operations, Maintenance, and Pretreatment departments. The Division operates and
maintains three wastewater treatment plants, eleven pump stations, and
approximately 300 miles of sewer lines. Operations of the treatment plants
consist of sampling and testing, monitoring, evaluating and adjusting processes
and equipment to meet discharge limits mandated by State and Federal
regulations. Treatment Plant and Pump Station operations are monitored by
computer and telemetry technologies. Pretreatment is the active program designed
to protect personnel, the sewerage collection system and treatment plants from
hazardous, dangerous or toxic discharges which could affect public health or the
The Water Department is responsible for the operation and
maintenance of the water treatment plant and the distribution system (pump
stations and reservoirs). Operations of the water treatment plant consist of
sampling and testing, evaluating, monitoring the system using computer
technologies, and making equipment and process adjustments. Operations of the
distribution system include adjusting pumps and reservoir levels to meet the
needs of the community. The Water Department also installs water meters, inspects
installations, and reads meters for billing purposes.
The Collection/Distribution Division is responsible for
cleaning, inspecting and repairing sewer manholes and mains and for maintaining
the water main distribution system. The Division is responsible for the
installation of water mains and the tapping of water and wastewater service
lines to District mains. The Division also inspects the installation of
wastewater mains by contractors and performs service line locates.
The Administration Department manages the personnel benefits and
payroll, generates bills and collects receipts.
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