Water Quality

Treated Water

The City's water is treated by Central Weld County Water District (CWCWD). CWCWD has a water treatment plant at the base of Carter Lake. Carter Lake receives CBT water after it leaves Estes Park. CWCWD treats and delivers water to master meters located at various points surrounding the Dacono city limits. CWCWD is responsible for delivering water through its infrastructures, which it owns, operates and maintains, up to the master meters. After the master meters, the City is responsible for operating and maintaining the distribution system to its customers.

The 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report details Dacono's water sources, water treatment processes, and levels of regulated contaminants in drinking water distributed to consumers in the past calendar year. As part of the national Safe Drinking Water Act, Dacono is required to publish a Consumer Confidence Report and make it available to water customers no later than July 1 of each year. 

Trace Pharmaceuticals

When people's prescriptions change, their drugs expire, or are no longer needed, these medicines are typically flushed or thrown away. Placing substances in household garbage can lead to inadvertent access by children and animals. While flushing the medicine down the toilet does prevent misuse of the substance, the practice can cause other problems. Pharmaceuticals flushed can kill bacteria that break down waste in sewage plants, damage septic systems, contaminate nearby waterways, and harm aquatic wildlife.

How to Dispose of Unwanted Medicines

The City of Dacono Police Department has partnered with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and St. Vrain Sanitation District to receive prescription and non-prescription drugs for destruction. Starting in July 2010, residents can turn in their unused and expired prescription and nonprescription drugs at the Police Department. Law enforcement officials will destroy all drugs received. Please follow these guidelines:

  • All exchanges must be done at the Police Department and need to be done between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • No appointment is necessary, however if an officer is unavailable at the time, the individual can wait until an officer becomes available or come back at a later time.
  • Resident will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the exchange and releasing the property.
  • No fee

Acceptable Items

  • Unused prescription medications
  • Expired prescription medications
  • Prescription cough syrup
  • Prescription eye drops
  • Expired over-the-counter medications

Unacceptable Items

  • Institutional or business waste
  • Non-prescription liquids
  • Latex gloves
  • Residential sharps (needles/syringes)
  • Household chemical waste
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