Collection and Distribution Staff
Casey Boren – Collection and Distribution Supervisor
State of Colorado Class II Collection and Class II Distribution Operator
Responsible for The City's water distribution and sewage collection networks. C&D duties include flushing water lines, exercising valves, televising and jetting sewer lines, meter reading, and repairing breaks.
Collection and Distribution Personnel
Brent Cole, C&D Technician
Willians Alcerro, C&D Technician
Existing Graham Mesa Water Treatment Plant (GMWTP) Versus New Rifle Regional Water Purification Facility (RRWPF)
GMWTP has a floor area of 16,900 square feet in a single building;
RRWPF is over 37,000 in 3 buildings.
GMWTP design drawings totaled 51;
RRWPF totals 359 drawings.
GMWTP equipment totals 200 horsepower;
RRWPF totals over 1200 horsepower.
GMWTP has no variable speed equipment;
RRWPF has over 23 variable speed motors.
GMWTP has no secondary power;
RRWPF will have a 1600 KVA generator.
GMWTP uses 3 chemicals in the process;
RRWPF will use 10 chemicals.
GMWTP water loss exceeds 15%;
RRWPF losses will be about 2%.
GMWTP clearwell contains 90,000 gallons;
RRWPF clearwell holds 250,000 gallons.
GMWTP totals 3 process systems through a single train;
RRWPF has 4 process systems through two trains.
GMWTP waste residuals are sent to ponds;
RRWPF residuals are sent to drying beds, recycle pump station,
and back to raw water plant inlet for re-treatment. Changing existing facilities (raw water pipeline to finished water) while maintaining water production from the existing GMWTP and then transferring treatment to the new RRWPF requires a complex and demanding commissioning process.
Water Well Drilling
If you are interested in drilling a water well within the range of City services, please note that the state Division of Water Resources administers all such permits. The City of Rifle only requests notification of construction.