What is Reclaimed Water? 

Reclaimed water is wastewater that has been further treated and disinfected to provide a supply that is safe and suitable for landscape irrigation. 

What is the level of treatment and is it safe?

Reclaimed water contains nitrogen, phosphorous, and other nutrients, which promote good plant growth. To market reclaimed water for public use, the City built a plant that provides a high-level of treatment and disinfection. Finished water must meet strict requirements set by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Reclaimed water is delivered through pipelines that are completely separate from the City's potable (drinking) water system.

What are the main benefits for the City to use reclaimed water?

Use of reclaimed water will benefit everyone in Westminster and will maintain a constant water supply for city parks and golf courses. Some additional advantages of this system include:

  • Reduced demand on drinking water and scarce raw water supplies.
  • Efficient use of existing facilities and city employees.
  • City growth can be maintained in a responsible manner.

Reclaimed Water Sites

Westminster currently has 120 reclaimed water sites, which make up over 1,100 irrigated acres.  These sites can be found throughout the city in parks, golf courses, schools, sports fields, commercial properties and HOA common areas.

For more information on reclaimed water, click the links below:

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association website - Reuse