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City of Brighton Utility Update

Wastewater.  Daily average Plant Influent Flow is 2.089 million gallons per day

 Completed 19 service calls including water pressure checks and possible water

RO Plant
 August 19 - 25—the average water demand was 9.04 million gallons per day.
 For the week of August 19, an average of 19.5% of the water consumed in the
City of Brighton was treated by the City of Thornton.

Utility Engineering
 South Outfall Drainage Channel – We are continuing excavation of the channel
from Chambers to Buckley. 27th Ave. Buckley Road was closed August 27
between Bromley Lane and 144th Ave. to construct an under-drain pipe across
the roadway. 27th Ave. is planning to be re-open on August 31.

 Business License - 11 Business/Permit applications were reviewed on Innoprise
by the Stormwater Division for compliance with backflow, Industrial
pre-treatment and/or drainage maintenance requirements.
 Training – Our stormwater coordinator attended Stormcon2012. Stormwater,
grease control and backflow program training was provided to administrative

Water Resource
 The city implemented a phase 3 drought warning on August 28. The drought
declaration will allow the city to preserve existing reservoir storage and manage
unusually high water demand. Continued mandatory watering restrictions are in
place. Letters will be going out to large water users to request voluntary
reduction in outdoor usages.
 The U.S. Drought Monitor Index has remained at a D3 Drought – Extreme
drought as of August 28 for the Brighton area. The NOAA seasonal drought
outlook for August 16 through November 30 forecasts persisting or intensifying
drought with anticipated improvement occurring west of the Rockies.
 Reservoir storage:
 South Platte Basin is 72% full
 Beebe Draw Basin is 72% full

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