Fort Lupton council approves computer replacement at wastewater plant

Steve Smith
ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 6/21/22

Fort Lupton City Council approved $36,000 in computer upgrades for the city’s wastewater treatment plant during a business meeting June …

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Fort Lupton council approves computer replacement at wastewater plant

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Fort Lupton City Council approved $36,000 in computer upgrades for the city’s wastewater treatment plant during a business meeting June 20.

Wastewater plant operations manager Jon Mays said the city put the water plant's computer into service in 2014.

“It’s no longer supported,” he told council. “The software we installed has not been upgraded for years. We’re asking to replace the computer and the software. We’re trying to get both ready for the changes that are coming.”

The city has to make substantial repairs to the wastewater plant because of an order from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 

The budget contains $35,000 for the work. The contract with Browns Hill is less than $900 over budget.

One more money outlay

Council also approved a half-million dollar work order with CH2M Hill Engineers for professional engineering services for design and permitting of the treatment plant’s expansion project.

“We’ve been experiencing peak flows the past two summers that bring us close to capacity,” said Public Works Director Roy Vestal.

The city’s utility fund has $500,000 available in capital expenditures for this project, according to staff notes. Council’s vote was unanimous.

CH2M Hill provides the city’s engineering services, too.

Planning commission appointee

Council also appointed Jimmy Dominguez to the city’s planning commission. He will be a regular member. His three-year term expires June 20, 2025.

City of Fort Lupton, Fort Lupton City Council, Fort Lupton wastewater treatment plant

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