The Louisville Water Treatment Division handles all water treatment for the City through its two treatment plants. Water is provided for residents from South Boulder Creek and the Northern Colorado Water Conservation District.
January 17th Letter to Residents
The City of Louisville was required to send notice to water customers regarding a Backflow and Cross Connection Control Program Violation, which took place in 2016 through 2018. The violation was related to records of inspection.
As the letter mentions, no action is required from water customers. Your tap water meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements. In 2019, all of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's requirements were met and the City was in compliance.
The Public Works Department would like to assure residents that water quality testing performed during this period met all quality standards and no adverse health effects were identified. A new recordkeeping procedure has been implemented to ensure inspection reports are securely stores in order to avoid documentation violations in the future.
More information on the Cross Connection Control Program, established in 2005, is available on our website.
Your water in 2016-2018
In the 2016-2018 period, Louisville's drinking water was safe to drink. Read the 2018 Water Quality Report for more details.
During the 2016-2018 period, the storage reservoirs and their sources were routinely monitored for contaminants that could create a health risk or interfere with the water treatment process.
The City of Louisville remains committed to providing clean, safe drinking water.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cory Peterson by email or phone 303-335-4610.
Our water treatment plants: reliable lab information and a new SCADA system
In December 2019, our state-of-the-art water treatment plants were featured in the trade news. Find out more about our reliable lab information and new SCADA system.
State of Colorado Environmental Leadership Program - Silver Status
In 2019, the City’s Drinking Water Treatment Plant was awarded the prestigious Silver status by the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program, building on the success of the previous year's Bronze award.
The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is a statewide environmental recognition and reward program which offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.
Water Quality Report
The Annual Louisville Water Quality Report and the Water Quality Parameters are available for you to review. Additional information about water quality testing is also available from NSF International.
To learn more about Louisville's water, read our Frequently Asked Questions. If you would like more information about the water treatment process or would like to arrange a tour of the facilities, you may contact Greg Venette at 303.335.4790.
The following sites will give you additional information on water treatment, stream flow, and other water related topics.
- The Environmental Protection Agency homepage's Key Topic List - water, will direct you to EPA information on watersheds, regulations, and educational material.
- The EPA also offers information on water standards and water treatment science at its Drinking Water Health Advisories page.
- The American Water Works Association homepage under Consumer Water Center will answer questions, lead you to sources for information, and give a brief history of drinking water.
- Colorado Stream Flow Data gives access to the flow of state streams and rivers.
- Urban Drainage and Flood Control District's homepage lets you retrieve live weather monitoring information and predicts bad weather and flood warnings for the metro area.
- Colorado Lake and Reservoir Management Association is dedicated to preserving the quality of the lakes and reservoirs around the state.
- On the Water Environment Federation's homepage under Education and Outreach will give you information on the treating of wastewater and protections in place to assure stream and river water quality.
- The Climate Prediction Center gives the monthly or yearly outlook for the United States precipitation and drought situations.
- The Colorado Rural Water Association's homepage gives access to several information sites. Rural water works with small communities to help with operator certification and water or wastewater systems operations.
The Wastewater Division handles the treatment of all wastewater for Louisville.
- Guide to Maintaining Stormwater (for homeowners Associations and Property Owners)
- Industrial Pretreatment Program
- Wastewater Plant Process
- Tips for Kitchen Sink Waste
- Recreational Vehicle Dump Station
- Reuse/Reclaimed Water
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
If you would like information on the wastewater division or would like to arrange a tour of the facilities, you may contact Justin Elkins at 303.335.4784.