Strategic Plan Goal: Effective Infrastructure Network
Customer Service Strategy:
Provide an effective infrastructure network for sanitary sewer collection and processing to rate payers. We join Systems and Operators and Customers to provide Service, Stewardship and Resilience.
- Leverage and maintain a microbiological system capable of treating the City’s sewage beyond the requirements set by the EPA and CDPHE
- Data-informed decision-making to protect the ratepayers’ investment in the SRWRF’s assets.
- Provide in-house system engineering and mapping.
- Maintenance and service all city sewer mains, manholes, 17 lift stations, and 6 river crossings.
- Management, maintenance and replacement of infrastructure
- Prevention of sanitary sewer overflows
Budget by Strategic Plan Goal
FY 2023 Total Budget: $8,914,346
FY 2023 General Fund: $0
Total FTE's: 20.80
Community Water Use per Capita This metric tracks water use (gallons) per capita, split by commercial and residential use. It is calculated by taking the total water use divided by the number of days in the quarter and estimated population in the City of Durango Utilities customers.
Wastewater Treatment Effectiveness Rate (%) The utility’s compliance with the effluent quality standards in effect for the Water Reclamation. The indicator is expressed as the percent of days each year that the facility is in full compliance with applicable effluent quality requirements.
Budget by Type:
Source of Funds:
Strategic Operating Actions:
2. Sanitation: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater
2.1.4 Initiate and complete a comprehensive rate analysis focused on meeting Council goals and supporting strong enterprise fund in compliance with Finance guidelines.
2.2 Continue to return sewer, wastewater and stormwater to the Animas River and tributaries in compliance with CDPHE guidelines.
2.2.1 Progress with development of wastewater treatment capabilities, especially cold-weather operations.
2.2.4 Improve aging wastewater pipes through rehabilitation
2022 Strategic Results:
- Initiated a comprehensive wastewater rate analysis focusing on Council goals and supporting strong enterprise fund in compliance with Finance guidelines
- Continued to return sewer, wastewater and storm water to the Animas River and tributaries in compliance with CDPHE guideline
- Progressed with development of wastewater treatment capabilities, especially cold-weather operation
- Improved aging wastewater pipes through rehabilitation
2023 Strategic Deliverables:
Focus on upgrading all lift stations with backup generators and onsite overflow storage
- Implement upgrade to remote SCADA capabilities
Completed procurement and installation of water-management software and associated data base.
Eliminated software service agreement, relying on consultant on-demand with same service provider.