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December Algae Update

LWP is pleased to announce that the most recent results of testing for taste and odor in the reservoir are finally non-detect.

Post Date:12/08/2016 7:59 AM

Loveland Water and Power (LWP) took water exclusively from the Big Thompson River into the water treatment plant for several weeks in an effort to alleviate taste and odor issues caused by a late season algae bloom in Green Ridge Glade Reservoir.  The river was able to provide LWP with an alternate source of water to avoid a massive taste and odor issue to the public throughout November and early December.

LWP is pleased to announce that the most recent results of testing for taste and odor in the reservoir are finally non-detect. LWP has been able to switch back to and treat water from the reservoir. Remaining algae in the reservoir should continue to decrease significantly and not pose a problem to the treatment plant or the public. 

LWP embarked on a feasibility study in October to investigate alternative methods of battling large algae blooms in the reservoir and at the water treatment plant in the future. This study is ongoing and anticipated to be complete in early 2017 with a solution implemented in the first half of 2017.
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