Treating Trace Contaminants in Drinking Water in Aurora, Colorado

In 2008, the City of Aurora took an innovative approach to ensure future sustainability of the city’s water. This effort was known as the Prairie Waters Project. The project enabled the City of Aurora to maximize its use of water that it already owns from the South Platte River (pictured above), and added to the city’s ability to provide its citizens high quality, pure drinking water. A key component of the Prairie Waters Project was the construction of the Aurora Reservoir Water Purification Facility (ARWPF). This facility uses a multi-step purification process that features a state-of-the-art TrojanUV UV-oxidation and treatment system.