Here in Meridian Ranch, all the wastewater is piped directly to the Black Squirrel Reclamation Facility where it is purified. Basically wastewater is all the water that is flushed down drains and toilets. Once the wastewater reaches the plant the solids are removed and the water goes through an extensive treatment process to allow the water to be put back into the environment.
It’s important to know that all of the wastewater from Meridian Ranch is purified to a standard that meets and/or exceeds both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) drinking water standards.
Black Squirrel Reclamation Facility
(Wastewater Treatment Facility)
The Black Squirrel Reclamation Facility is where all the wastewater from the Meridian Ranch community gets treated. It is located 22 miles southeast of the Meridian Ranch community on 165 acres of land. Completed in 2010, the facility was built using an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) between the Cherokee Metropolitan District (operates the facility) and the Meridian Service Metropolitan District.
Avoid Wastewater Pipe Blockages
The Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Control program is designed to help reduce wastewater (sewer) pipe blockages to help keep our wastewater system costs down. [Read More]
How do we Compare?
If you have questions about wastewater in the district, please see our Wastewater FAQ page or contact us for the latest information.