The city's Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility was officially completed on Dec. 4, 2019. The project was on-time and finishd under its budget of $62.4 million. The upgraded plant will ensure compliance with future regulatory requirements, accommodate future growth, and protect the quality of the Animas River.

Facility tours

Learn about the journey from wastewater to clean water. Schedule a tour of the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility. Tours are available for groups of 5 to 20 people on the last Thursday of each month. Tours are one to one-and-a-half hours and include:   

  • A quick history of the city's water and wastewater systems.
  • An overview of the local area watershed from Silverton to Farmington. 
  • A walkthrough of the facility including the process buildings and aeration basins.
  • Q & A along the way!

To schedule a tour, contact Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility Manager Joe Wise at (970) 375-4896 or by email.