The town operates and maintains a wastewater treatment facility that has a capacity of 2.8 million gallons and maintains over 90 miles of sewer line. The sewer/wastewater fee collected on the Town of Windsor Utility bill collectively provides for the operation and maintenance of the Town of Windsor’s wastewater service.
Residents who pay for sewer/wastewater services are charged a flat rate which goes toward the cost of collecting and treating water to Federal Environmental Protection Agency standards before it is released back into the Cache la Poudre River.
By improving public awareness of wastewater treatment, the Town of Windsor can better protect the infrastructure that provides the wastewater service, which, in part, may save taxpayer dollars. Residents and business owners are responsible for the sewer line extending from their property, so there should be a personal vested interest in maintaining the system as well.
Don't Flush It. Trash It.
Most things are not made to be flushed, even if it says it can be. Flushing the wrong materials down the toilet can end up causing serious sewer blockages which cause interruptions to service and expensive damage to wastewater pipes and equipment. Items that should never be flushed are: feminine hygiene products, wipes (even those labeled flushable), condoms, trash, cigarette butts, disposable diapers, pet waste/cat litter, paper towels, cotton swabs, and unused/expired medications.
Holiday Cooking Reminder
Fats, oils and grease are bad for your plumbing and the town's sewer system. Once in the system, fats, oils and grease can harden and cause clogged drains, potentially causing costly repairs for the homeowner. A common myth is that pouring degreaser down the drain can offset the damage done by pouring these contaminants down the drain. That is untrue and it creates a greater environmental program. Instead, scrape cooled grease and food scraps into the trash for disposal. This helps prevent grease from damaging pipes.