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Water Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What year was the Water Treatment Facility built?
The Water Treatment Facility was built in 1980 on property donated by Oscar Arnold.
Where does Northglenn's water come from?
Mountain runoff of snow and rain flows into Clear Creek into Standley Lake.  Water from Standley Lake is distributed to Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, and Farmers Reservoir & Irrigation Company (FRICO).
Where is Northglenn's water stored?
Treated water in Northglenn is stored at three locations:

1. The Water Treatment Facility holds two Clearwells, which are enclosed tanks preventing contamination.
     * The Primary Clearwell, located underneath the plant holds 500,000 gallons of finished water.
     * The Secondary Clearwell, located below the plant's parking lot holds 330,000 gallons of treated water.

2. Three Low Zone Tanks located near Community Center Drive hold 60% of the city's water by storing a combined total of seven million gallons.

3. A High Zone Tank located off 104th Avenue holds 40% of the city's water by storing 750,000 gallons.