It was mentioned at our last board meeting that we have been receiving letters of significant non-compliance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment with regard to our wastewater treatment facility. That’s because our current facility is a lagoon system, which met the old CDPHE standards but does not meet the new standards. I want to explain that, although we are receiving boilerplate letters from CDPHE, Woodmen Hills Metro District is not subject to ongoing fines for our non-compliance. The reason is that we have sought and received a permit to build a wastewater treatment plant that will eliminate our non-compliance in the future, and which, you’ll be glad to hear, will also eliminate the unpleasant odor that residents notice from time to time. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is aware that Woodmen Hills is making steady progress towards a new facility. We’re moving as fast as we can, and CDPHE understands that. We ask you the residents to bear with us also as we resolve our wastewater problems once and for all. The bid for the new wastewater treatment facility is going out later this month. We expect construction to be completed by October 2018.

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