Learn About EPSD’s Rules And Regulations
Serving Estes Park Since 1941
The current wastewater treatment facility was constructed in 1964, though many improvements have been made to meet increasingly stringent effluent restrictions. Current permitted capacity is 1.5 MGD (millions gallons per day). The plant operates at approximately 50 - 55 percent capacity during the peak summer season.  Wastewater passes through a series of basins that modify air levels and create environments to encourage desirable biological activities.  Recycling a portion of the flow continuously enables the process to repeat and achieve further reductions. Finally, effluent is "polished" with DAF filtration and UV disinfection before being discharged to Big Thompson River.
Serving Estes Park Since 1941
The District collection system consists of approximately 29 miles of sewer main and 785 manholes. Sewer main upgrades are budgeted annually with the goal of improving service levels. Replacing older undersized clay lines decreases the possibility of backups and reduces infiltration. Today, 80 percent of our collection system is PVC, ductile or HDPHE pipe. We are very proud of the improvements we made to reach those levels. Pictured is a pipe bursting project pushing new HDPHE pipe through an old clay line.
Serving Estes Park Since 1941
Wastewater collection and treatment is an important part of protecting public health in our community. User fees and service fees are how the District is funded: we do not levy a property tax mill. These Rules and Regulations set forth terms and conditions for Estes Park Sanitation District's management of sewer service relative to the non-payment of user, service and/or tap fees. These regulations were adopted in accordance with State of Colorado statutes.
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