Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant

Responsibilities & Services

Wastewater Division

The Wastewater Division operates the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant at Society Turn, collecting and treating wastewater from the Town of Telluride and from nearby communities, including the Town of Mountain Village. In 2011, the Town installed solar panels at the Wastewater Treatment Plant that provide around 10% of the energy needs of the plant.

The Water Division

The Water Division operates two water treatment facilities, Mill Creek and Stillwell Tunnel, in compliance with State water quality standards. Water rights in Bridal Veil Basin are being developed to provide additional needed water resources. The water delivery system provides service in Town and to neighboring developments. Residential rates have recently been restructured from a flat fee to a consumption based fee system to encourage conservation.