Calendar of Events - Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association

July 2018
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Events available for Registration...

2019 Water/Wastewater Fundamentals School
01/28/19 - 02/01/19
register for this event...

2019 Winter Planning Meeting
01/31/19 - 02/01/19
register for this event...

Englewood PWO Seminar 2019
register for this event...

Industrial Wastewater Committee Tour, LePrino Wastewater System
register for this event...

2019 Operations Challenge Golf Tournament
register for this event...

Greeley PWO Seminar 2019
register for this event...

Events in the month of July 2018
7/12/2018 - 7/12/2018

JTAC Presentation and Tour

Edward W. Bailey Water Treatment Plant – Unique Intermediate Ozone/Biofiltration Process

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The Southern Delivery System started delivering potable water to the distribution system on April 28, 2016 and a major component of that system was the water treatment plant. The Edward W. Bailey Water Treatment Plant is a 50 million-gallon-per-day conventional treatment facility owned and operated by Colorado Springs Utilities. The plant came online in April of 2016. The facility follows a treatment train of sulfuric acid, ferric sulfate and a high molecular weight bridging polymer, flash mixing, flocculation, sedimentation, intermediate ozonation, biological filtration and disinfection with sodium hypochlorite. This 50 mgd facility utilities a consolidated facility and is the first Colorado facility that utilizes intermediate ozone/biofiltration. The filters are high-rate and approved at a loading rate of 10 gpm/sq ft. The plant is highly automated with remote operation at night.
Dan Dilts, Daron Hoehn, and Matt Hennigan are all operators at the Bailey WTP. Steve Harris is the mechanical specialist at the plant and Vincent Spaziani is a senior instrumentation and electrical controls specialist. Vincent Hart is a senior project manager with Carollo Engineers, Inc. The tour will be given by a mix of the people above providing different perspectives.
Address is: 987 Marksheffel Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Heading South on I-25 from Denver:
  • Exit East Woodmen Road (Exit 149).
  • Left onto East Woodmen Road, travel 7.4 miles.
  • Right (south) onto Marksheffel Road, travel 6.4 miles.
  • Right (south) onto Platte/US-24 West, immediately move to left-hand lane.
  • Left onto CO-94, travel a half-mile.
  • Left onto Marksheffel Road.
  • Right to enter Water Treatment Plant.
Heading North on I-25 from Pueblo:
  • Exit South Academy Boulevard (Exit 135).
  • Right onto South Academy Boulevard, travel 1.5 miles.
  • Right into Milton E Proby Parkway, travel 1.7 miles.
  • Right onto S. Powers Boulevard, travel 4.4 miles.
  • Right onto E. Platte Avenue, travel 1.4 miles.
  • Right onto CO-94, travel a half-mile.
  • Left onto Marksheffel Road.
  • Right to enter Water Treatment Plant.


Note: You cannot make a left into the facility. Right turn only into the facility.
Please note that registration and payment for JTAC luncheons are handled on line. A link is provided in the announcement that can be reached through the committee’s webpage: . Registration may be made for a single attendee or for multiple attendees in a party. Note that the image at the bottom of the page about Paypal is just that, information about how to pay by credit card on the following pages – Do not attempt to click on the button shown in the image. It will still be necessary to check in at the luncheon. Lunches will be based on the head count per the registration site. Please do not attempt to show up without registering in advance. If you are unable to pay on line, please contact Steve Polson (720-286-5376, to make arrangements for paying with check or cash.
The registration deadline for this event is July 11 at 10:00 AM MST. NOTE THAT THERE IS A LIMIT OF 40 PEOPLE TOTAL, AND NO MORE THAT 3 PEOPLE PER ENTITY. Also, please be aware that with the new registration procedure, late registrations will not be accepted as in the past. This will enable us to avoid having to purchase extra lunches to allow for potential late comers. If cancellation is required, please notify Steve Polson at no later than 24 hours before the event.
Check-in at the facility is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. The presentation and tour will begin shortly thereafter.  Registration fees are $20 for AWWA or WEF members, $25 for nonmembers, and $15 for Students and Retired Members.

more info...

Come join us for a tour of Georgetown's Wastewater Treatment Plant and learn about their IFAS biological treatment system and Adsorptive Media polishing system. Georgetown is ahead of the curve for Reg 85 and Metals and Nutrients removal. Then join us nearby afterwards at Guanella Brewing for a special RMWEA facility tour and some product sampling. Carpooling depending on who registers. Free but limited to 20.

In an effort to accommodate increased flow as well as to meet new discharge permit requirements for metals and nutrients, the Town of Georgetown Colorado's wastewater treatment plant underwent an extensive upgrade in 2009-2011.  The Most notable upgrades included the addition of an Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge (IFAS) system, and an adsorptive media system for tertiary polishing before discharge.  During the tour attendees will get an overview of the IFAS technology and see the system in work for BNR and BOD reduction.  We will also run through the tertiary filtration process that removes heavy metals and Phosphorus.  Georgetown is ahead of the curve as it relates to what’s coming down the road with Regulation 85…

Guanella Pass Brewery (GPB) was started in 2015 by Steve and Stacey Skalski along with Brewmaster Jon Srother.  GPB has about 10 wonderful beers you can try before, during and after a special RMWEA members-only tour. Hang out in downtown Georgetown as long as you like;

more info...

If you are submitting an event that requires registration through the RMWEA website please follow these steps.
  1. Click here to open a form where you provide detailed information about your event. This will be used to set up registration.
  2. After submitting the form use your back button to get back to this page and them click the "SUBMIT YOUR EVENT" button above. The information you provide will place your event on the website calendar.