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Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

South Platte River gets no new protections after heated Water Quality Control Commission hearing

Colorado water commissioners declined to upgrade water quality rules for the urban stretch of river, though conservation groups say they are finally being heard.

Environment

Colorado refuses to ease rules for how much pollution gets discharged into rivers and streams

Members of the Water Quality Control Commission said they were shocked by the blowback to a proposed change that would have made it easier for industry, utilities to send more pollution downstream.

Environment

Industries could dump more pollution into Colorado rivers under proposed rule change that goes against recommendations

Clean water advocates say a state commission is preparing to double down on a bad decision last year that failed to protect Clear Creek and the South Platte, and that a broader ruling may endanger more pristine streams.

Environment

Your poop may soon serve as an early warning system for Colorado coronavirus outbreaks

Why the attention to the sewage? A Utah city spotted a spike in coronavirus a week before it showed up in tests. That knowledge could allow communities to act to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus

Colorado sewage treatment plants are examining your poop for coronavirus clues. Seriously.

Humans begin to shed coronavirus in their feces within three days of infection, which could provide a heads up on outbreaks. At least three Colorado water treatment systems are studying poo for warning signs.

Coronavirus

Colorado wastewater managers are grappling with a “wipes crisis” that leaves pipes in crappy shape

Low-flow toilets and an endless supply of wipes that shouldn’t actually be flushed result in heavy, stinking blobs lightheartedly referred to as ‘Cousin Its’ when they’re dragged from the sewer

Environment

Where does our poop end up? Probably spread on farmland in eastern Colorado

Some may poo-poo the business of selling treated, dried human feces to fertilize crops, but solid research backs the practice.

Environment