Utility Description 

(combine all plants if a multi-site system)



Type:   Single Plant 
Service Area (square miles): 
108 mi



Average annual daily flow (MGD): 
23.1 MGD (2015) 

Population Served:  300,000 


Street Address: 2900 South Platte River Drive 
City:   Englewood  



State: CO 

Zip Code:  80110 

Contact Information  

Name:  Karen Bish 

Phone:  303.385.3849 

Email:  kbish@englewoodgov.org 


NARRATIVE: In addressing challenges in the water industry, the Littleton/Englewood Wastewater 
Treatment Plant (LEWWTP) has applied various elements of “Effective Utility Management - A Primer for 
Water and Wastewater Utilities”.  Facing challenges in: 


Rising treatment costs; 


Aging infrastructure; 


Increasingly stringent regulatory requirements; and 


A rapidly changing workforce. 


LEWWTP is committed to improve our final products, seek strong community support and provide for a 
sustainable operation.  This commitment is demonstrated by the following: 

Proactive Leadership 

Watershed monitoring, research, and protection have been a long-term commitment for the LEWWTP.  
This is demonstrated through participation and operation of programs with local, regional, and national 
organizations such as: 


Overseeing a mercury universal waste management program; 


Managing an oil and grease sector control program; 


Continued interaction with regulatory agencies in matters concerning Whole Effluent Toxicity 
(WET) testing; 


Develop research as needed to evaluate, and model, the impact of nitrate (and other important 
constituents) in the South Platte River urban watershed; 


Continue collection of chemical and physical information on the South Platte River urban 
watershed and involvement with the South Platte Coalition for Urban River Evaluation (SPCURE) 
monitoring program; 


Continued evaluation of the EPA 1631 Mercury analytical protocol. 

Since 1988, the L/E WWTP has maintained a Long Range Master Plan, which calls out facility and process 
expansion, up to the ultimate build-out of the service area.  This plan is an invaluable “roadmap” to 
ensure that facilities and equipment are in place to meet regulatory and treatment capacity 


Long-Term Biosolids Research 

Since 1982, LEWWTP, in cooperation with Colorado State University (CSU) Department of Soil and Crop 
Sciences, has successfully supported a long-term, continuous biosolids research project.  Focused on the