Fish Creek Water Treatment Plant to shut down Thursday |

Fish Creek Water Treatment Plant to shut down Thursday

Fish Creek Water Treatment Plant will close for two months for $2 million in maintenance work.
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The Fish Creek Water Treatment Plant will shut down for maintenance on Thursday, Sept. 15. The plant is expected to reopen by Nov. 18.

The city and water district are asking residents to curb their water use during the closure, but there is still enough water for a potential emergency.

Last month, the district sent a letter to customers asking them to turn off their outdoor irrigation systems and consider other conservation steps by Sept. 15. Stopping outdoor use could save millions of gallons of water per day.

The water from Fish Creek and the Yampa River are treated the same, but some residents may notice a difference in taste because water from the river has more minerals, according to the city.

The maintenance work on the Fish Creek plant has been divided into two parts and comes with a price tag of about $2 million.

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