Reclamation– getting something beneficial back from what was previously thought of as waste.
Water Reclamation Facilities are staffed by state certified operators who use physical, biological and chemical processes to treat wastewater from homes and businesses to a level of water quality that can be used for other purposes. The processes used mimic what would happen in nature only without causing pollution. Water of a quality similar to the Roaring Fork River is reclaimed through this process.
ACSD- Our mission is to protect the water quality of the Roaring Fork River while providing reliable and effective water reclamation services for our Aspen area customers. We are a Division of Local Government with an elected Board of Directors. As a Special District (similar to the hospital, library and fire districts) we specialize in a single purpose function and can avoid most of the politics associated with municipal and county governance. Our service area includes the City of Aspen and outlying metropolitan areas. Our goal is to provide reliable and uneventful service at a practical cost. Our charges are based upon our approximate costs of providing service and planning for capital replacement. We are funded primarily through user fees.
Current Project: A 5 Megawatt Solar Farm is being developed in cooperation with Holy Cross Electric and Primergy Solar. After four years of development review and scrutiny by Pitkin County our Pitkin Solar Development Project has begun construction. The project will add five megawatts of electrical power directly to the Holy Cross grid. The development is being built on a fifty-five acre parcel owned by ACSD. ACSD is an investor in the project and ACSD customers will benefit from future reduced electrical costs ACSD incurs for the process of water reclamation. ACSD currently budgets approximately $260K / year for reclamation facility electrical costs. The project is scheduled to be completed this fall. The electrical output of the development could power up to 1,300 homes.
ADMINISTRATION OFFICE CONTACT 565North Mill Street Aspen Colorado 81611
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400 Service Center Drive Aspen Colorado 81611
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