Project Phase Snapshot

Treated water will be transmitted from the North Water Treatment Plant to the North Storage Tank by connecting an existing pipeline to the new Finished Water Pipeline (FWPL). From there, the water will be delivered to our drinking water customers.

"The fact that the simple turn of a tap delivers clean, safe water to our homes is easily taken for granted. It’s easy to forget that behind the convenience are water treatment plants and hard-working water treatment professionals making sure that the water you and your family use is safe."

Town of Breckenridge Water Manager


North Water Treatment Plant

In April 2018, the Town of Breckenridge began construction of the North Water Treatment Plant project and it is expected to complete by early fall 2020.


The North Water Treatment Plant project will increase the town’s water treatment capacity with the ability to treat three million gallons of drinking water per day. It will provide water quality benefits, including:


  • Modern water treatment technology

  • Water treatment capability to supplement the aging Gary Roberts Water Treatment Plant

  • A second source of potable water to mitigate wildfire concerns

  • Additional build-out capacity for community residents and businesses in and around the Town of Breckenridge



As part of the North Water Treatment Plan project, a new Finished Water Pipeline (FWPL) will be constructed down Fairview Drive to the south end, curve east and connect to an existing pipeline along Shekel Lane.



The new FWPL will allow the Town of Breckenridge to serve water from the new North Water Treatment Plant to our valued customers. Simultaneous construction of a new distribution system pipeline parallel to the FWPL will resolve issues with frequent pipe breaks along Fairview Drive.



Throughout construction of the new Finished Water Pipeline, residents and drivers along Fairview Boulevard will experience temporary water service and roadway disruptions. We plan to notify those who may be impacted by the construction activities in advance. Residents can expect:


  • Digital message boards will be placed near the project area the second week of May, identifying construction work and dates

  • A notification, 24-hours prior to the start of construction if your property will be impacted by roadway closures

  • Connection to the water system through surface laid pipelines over the summer of 2019

  • Disruption of traffic along Fairview Blvd, including full road closures in both directions; full road closures may be limited to 1,000 feet at any given time

  • Minimal noise and dust from construction activities


Construction will generally occur Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Based on weather, schedule adjustments, and other construction related events, the general construction hours and schedule duration are subject to change.





The project is being financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The DWSRF program is administered by the Water Quality Grants and Loans division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) with joint funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Colorado.


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